Jemison Faust, a Rhode Island-based mixed media artist, earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she has been a member of the Bromfield Gallery since 1990. Her awards include a Fellowship in Painting from the RI State Council on the Arts, a fellowship from MacDowell, and three 1st Place awards for painting and mixed media at the Newport Art Museum Annual Members’ Exhibition.
Her work is inspired by her 30-year day job as a personal organizer and the issues raised by each person’s unique relationship to their “stuff.” In the neglected accumulation of discarded items is revealed the story of a person’s life. From detritus such as To Do lists, twist ties, a solitary earring, and a damaged toy, she creates either a portrait of a particular person or a portrait of some aspect of their life that evokes the larger issues we all confront. Residue is recycled into content.