Jenna in front of her latest work in progress: Girls In School (Irish Currency).

Jenna in front of her latest work in progress: Girls In School (Irish Currency).

Background

Jenna Lash is a visual artist who is fascinated by currency. Her interest is in diverse cultures and how their identities are represented by their money. Through the prism of her work, Lash’s art reflects her impressions of countries’ symbolic representations of their financial systems.

Lash’s enlarged pointillist images also bring attention to money’s beauty and symbolism. Further clarification of the meaning of currency and culture is seen by viewing her paintings individually, or together during an exhibit. The accessibility of her work allows viewers to relate in an intimate way with the images on her large and small money paintings.

Lash’s unique contemporary pointillism is reminiscent of Seurat’s dots of color. She has been written up by Ralph Gardner of “The Wall Street Journal,” and “Bloomberg News” for her solo show in Switzerland. “The National Art Museum and Gallery Guide,” and “The Art Now/New York Gallery Guide,” have both displayed illustrations of her work in their magazines.

Lash has won many awards for her work. She has had fourteen solo shows in New York during the last fifteen years, as well as been in more than thirty juried group exhibitions. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Arts Degree from New York University. She has also studied at the American Academy of Rome. Her work is held in private collections in the United States and in Europe.