Jerielyn Mao is an award-winning mixed-media artist and illustrator, residing primarily in the City of Los Angeles. She studied animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and later majored in Illustration with a minor in Fine Art and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Stylistically, Jerielyn enjoys creating both abstract as well as representational works of art, often times synthesizing the two worlds together. Her sense of aesthetics is centered on the processes and conditions of the ethereal, while at times also celebrating the raw and unconventional.
Subject-wise, Jerielyn is most interested in evoking the metaphysical, delineating the real within the surreal, and sometimes, revealing beauty within the grotesque.
One of Jerielyn's objectives as an artist is to generate works that would lead the audience to hopefully empathize with what they have yet to experience personally. Her work frequently challenges viewers to question whether they find what they see to be appealing to the eye or mind, and why. It invites them to discover something heart-felt within her constructs.
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