Jemison Faust received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her awards include a Fellowship in Painting from the RI State Council on the Arts and a Fellowship from the MacDowell Artist’s Colony. She twice received 1st place in Painting and twice received 1st Place in Mixed Media at the Newport Art Museum’s Annual Juried Exhibitions where, in 2017, she was winner of “Best in Show”.
Her many layered collage paintings are based on detritus collected from friends and clients over the years. She remains intrigued with the challenge of presenting it all together to reinforce the layering of time and emotional connections, personal as well as historical…from the delicate calligraphy of the old letters to the annoying stickiness of current fruit labels.
The most recent objects – “Are you saying yes to the dress?” – come from musings about the current offerings on TV after a long day spent in the studio.
Her work is represented by Atelier Newport in Newport RI.