Jeanne Jaffe is a multi-disciplinary artist who is Professor Emeritus in Multi-disciplinary Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, a visiting artist/professor at Xian Academy of Fine Arts in China each fall and the coordinator of International Projects at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts. Ms. Jaffe is the recipient of fellowship grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Mid Atlantic/NEA, Mino Artist Residency in Japan, the Leeway Foundation and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation among many others. Works by Ms. Jaffe were reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, and exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Jeanne Jaffe worked onsite in a gallery-adjacent studio space for a two-week Residency Exchange, May 13th – May 27th 2:30pm – 6pm most days. Visitors had the opportunity to watch Jaffe at work in the studio, study her process, and use of materials and even contribute to the work. Her focus during the Residency Exchange was working on a piece in Past, Present…, which was continuously installed and added on to in the gallery during the residency period.
Jaffe also taught a Shaddow Puppet worksop on May 21st., as well as a gallery tour with a group of Artists.