Anna Jensen was born in Atlanta, GA. She began making portraits of teachers and classmates to entertain herself and friends in grade school. Anna went on to attend the University of Georgia and Agnes Scott College; the latter as a Pre-Med student. She then moved to New York City and completed intensive training in the field of theatre acting. She brings both her love of natural observation and obsessive precision as well as spontaneity and emotional expression back to her explorations in drawing and painting. Influenced by many she hopes to present personal yet Universal truths in an affecting form.
“My paintings are psychological landscapes and emotionally complex narratives. I combine references to art history, pop culture, natural science and personal chronicles to represent the conflicts of life. The titles are important elements. Like me, the stories are at once funny and sad.”