Sometimes starkly real, and other times other-worldly, Jennifer Cronin’s style of captivating realism pulls the viewer into the world of her paintings and drawings. From exploring inner psychology to highlighting income inequality, Cronin is constantly working to explore what it means to be human. Most recently, Cronin embarked on a trip the remote Native Alaskan village of Newtok, where she documented the effects of climate change. She is currently in the process of developing a new series of work about this trip and our changing planet. Jennifer Cronin is a Chicago-based artist, born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a dual BFA in painting and art education. As the capstone of her education, she studied painting at Camberwell College of Art in London, completing her education in 2009. Since then, Cronin has exhibited widely in the Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally. She has had solo exhibitions at Elephant Room Gallery and 33 Contemporary Gallery, among other galleries. She has been featured in many publications, including New American Paintings, and has earned numerous awards for her work, including Best in Show at the Buchanan Center for the Arts show America: Now and Here juried by Eric Fischl. Most recently, Cronin has been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation to support the development of her upcoming series of work.
Jennifer's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jennifer's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Jennifer's Past Work
These are images of past work that Jennifer has done.