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Occupation Cross-trained Artist / Designer / Costumer
Location artist in (all) residence
Introduction Jayne Harnett-Hargrove shifts easily from wrangling words, to designing opera costume, to creating free-style graphic illustration codices, — Gleaning slices of stories and full tales from the road of memory and personal mythology, threading symbolism and pushing the oft non-sequitur into meaning — Where images expand and enlighten the written prose. She is a meticulous designer, informing and personifying characters through the medium of costume. She is a picture maker who bridges visual story telling into book reliquaries. Pictures are captured in the creative slipstream with skill of intent or through the surprise of process. She is a bricoleur who tends to upcycle what is handy, using craft skills to reinvent, elevate, and reintroduce materials in refreshing ways. She is cross-trained out in the world, and educated in NYC/Parsons and California/CCA in fine & theater arts, costume to couture, commercial and interpretive installation. Harnett-Hargrove has been a working professional artist for over 25 years. Clients include the DeYoung Museum, San Francisco Opera, Henri Bendel, and Hanzon Studio. She guides ArtMix; art enrichment and creativity classes for all.