Jenna Gribbon was born in 1978 in Knoxville, USA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Gribbon’s paintings of nudes pay homage to the moment when light touches skin. Her lush brush strokes capture her friends, son and girlfriend in intimate portraits. Her work carefully examines the implications and responsibilities of looking through what she calls a ‘scopophilic feedback loop’. Thereby, the titles provide a key for a complete understanding of her works. As she rarely finishes a canvas within one sitting, Gribbon often builds her work on the basis of photographs as a means of how we memorise and experience. Gribbon’s paintings of those closest to her vividly capture instants of pure joie de vivre. Her work has been exhibited widely in the USA, Germany, UK, South Korea, Norway, Finland and Switzerland.