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Pittsburgh emerging artist, Jen Joyce Ackerson, has exhibited artwork in group shows including Art All Night and the Fort Pitt Museum. Jen is honored to have worked in collaboration with local businesses some of her favorites have been with Wigle Whiskey, and Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. In 2019 Jen was engaged with Papyrus’ Artist in Residence Program.

Jen received her BA in Psychology and Studio Arts from Kent State University and MA in Art Therapy with Specialization in Counseling from Seton Hill University. She is currently a PhD student at Waynesburg University in the Counselor Education and Supervision program. She works full-time as a Clinical Supervisor and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist.


She loves creating portraits of the cities she knows and adds skylines to her body of work as she travels to new destinations. Jen hopes to use ink and watercolor to express express the energy and mood of each city. Prints can be purchased from Etsy

Jen loves using resin to preserve floral arrangements, especially bridal bouquets. For this process she carefully dries clients’ flowers in silica gel and casts them in resin, creating a glass-like remembrance of the special day. It's a process that truly mixes art and science.


At this time, Jen is available for limited custom commission work.

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