Jenna McNair is an award-winning artist residing in St. Louis, MO.  She is a graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in Painting, with minors in Art History and Museum Studies. All artwork is original by the artist. Original paintings may be purchased upon request.

Jenna McNair is an award-winning artist residing in St. Louis, MO.  She is a graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in Painting, with minors in Art History and Museum Studies. All artwork is original by the artist. Original paintings may be purchased upon request.

My work confronts addiction, self control, and body image, inspired by the art of stand-up comedy. Exploring comedy and its role as a healing tool, my insight has allowed me to challenge my perspective. I find myself celebrating the relationship between humanity and the busy, unforgiving world that we occupy. Observing behavioral tendencies and thought patterns, I have liberated myself from being controlled by them. I take these experiences into my studio, much like a comedian takes their experiences onto the stage. I prepare and photograph myself encountering these daily struggles. Using warped perspective, repetition, and humor, I capture and convey these endless struggles in oil paint. I offer a therapeutic aspect in each of my paintings as gaining awareness, shifting perspective, learning acceptance, and comedic relief has helped me throughout my own life.