Jennifer Pochinski is an American figurative painter whose work is characterized by the
sensuousness of paint. Relationships, the male-female power dynamics and autobiographical
elements are key themes in her work. She was raised in Hawaii and received her BFA from the University of Hawaii in Painting in 1991. Much of her young adulthood was spent traveling and living on the mainland USA and Europe. She settled in Greece early 2003 to raise her two daughters. In 2007 she received a degree in Interior Architecture from AKTO in Athens. She relocated to Northern California with her daughters and after 11 years, Pochinski moved to Providence, Rhode Island to pursue a more creative and conducive environment for painting. She has also exhibited in New York, London, Los Angeles and Seattle. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review and Huffington Post and American Art Collector.
Since moving back to the US from Greece in late 2010, my preoccupation has been with figuration. My ideas are inseparable from the process. I only paint things that are very personal. At least that is where they start; and they go on their own course almost immediately. I try to approach painting in its purest form. My gut leads me more than my eye. So my work tends to be about whatever is working for me at that moment and also whatever is not working. Going through these motions daily in painting makes me braver in life. My work merely reflects daily attempts at self actualization.