Artisan Crafted Creator, J’Atelier9/J’A9 (@jatelier9) emerged after her Los Angeles based visionary founder, Janine Tang, began her movement towards a circular environment philosophy by sourcing reclaimed materials into her sustainable fine arts.
J’A9 reshapes the transcendent beauty of innovative repurposing in her fine arts.. allowing her art to transform into an unconventional vessel. She juxtaposes the dichotomy of consumerism against responsible adaptive reuses of reclaimed materials while enhancing the trajectory of repurposing.
Many of the selectively curated eco-conscious repurposed materials utilized into her works have an inherent patina, imperfection, and rawness. Her environmental contribution is commingled into her narrative.
Artisan hand reconstructed, they merge into an insightful tapestry of ethereal, unconventional, whimsical, and sustainability. She experiments with a mixture of flat color palettes, textures, layers, form, while swirling bold hues of expansive contrast, mood, and technique.
J’A9 translates the interconnectedness of the world through her works by highlighting society’s sensationalism of media, global discourse, planet preservation, glorification of materialism, technological dependence, natural habitat, fashion lifestyle, relatable human experiences, and complex facets of duplicity.
She dissects aspects of societal conditioning and programming within the matrix, while also creating a wondrous majestic world of optimism and reflection. Such liberations are expressed yet interpreted through the beholder.
Full House Literary, tbd (in progress)
Assignment Literary Magazine, tbd (slated for Jun 2023)
Levitate Magazine, Issue 7, slated for late spring 2023
Quibble Lit Review, Issue 9: Puzzle, Riddle. Puddle., 3/2023: https://www.quibblelit.com/let-me-be-frank-with-you-by-jj-brewer
Howler Project daily stories, 2/27-3/5/2023: https://www.thehowlerproject.org/post/flourish
Blood Orange Review, Vol 15.1, 2/2023: https://bloodorangereview.com/artists/j-atelier9
Harpur Palate Literary Journal, Volume 21.2 & Special Issue: Ecoptopia, 2/2023 & slated for summer/fall of 2023: https://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu
Nat 1 Publishing's Audience Askew Literary Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3 and following issue, 1/2023 & slated for 4/2023: https://audienceaskew.com
Create Magazine Exclusive Interview, 10/2022: https://www.createmagazine.com/blog/j-atelier9-and-the-circular-movement-in-art
GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
22nd Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 6/2023
FRESH Spring Fling group exhibit, Laguna Art Gallery, 4/2023
Small Time group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 3/2023
Coy group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 2/2023
J'ATELIER9 Art Pop Up Experience (Solo Exhibition), Vives Experience, 2/2023
Centered on the Center, Huntington Beach Art Center, 1/2023
Applied Science, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 1/2023
Habitual, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 12/2022
Hurly Burly group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 11/2022
Pancakes and Booze LA Art Show, Catch One LA, 11/2022
Interiority group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 10/2022
J‘Atelier9 Art Pop Up (Solo Exhibition), Vives Experience, 10/2022
Undisclosed Location group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 9/2022
Walk the Unsound, Wingwalker Brewery Music & Art Festival, 9/2022
Festoon group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 8/2022
SeeMe group exhibit & catalog, Sasse Art Museum, 8/2022: https://view.publitas.com/inland-empire-museum-of-art/see-me/page/114-115
Root and Branch group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 8/2022
Lingering Feast group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 7/2022
Mannerist group exhibit, Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, 6/2022
ZO Magazine's Touch of Blue Expo - Selected as Top Finalist Internationally in 2 categories, 1/2023: https://zomagazine.com/blue-expo-final-judging
California Art League, artist member, 1/2023
Where Are The Women Artists/WATWA, member of artist directory, 8/2022: https://www.wherearethewomenartists.com/artists/jatelier9/
Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825, selected artist member by juried panel, 5/2022
STUCK IN THE MATRIX
SOCIETAL MATRIX embodies expansive hues of colors in the expressive works highlighting the ever present matrix in worldwide society. The narrative seeks to evaluate programming, messaging, conditioning, and communication within the interconnections of every single life source.
The purpose, construction, design, and deconstruction of each fragment serve as pieces of the powerful matrix and observation of the mastermind.
This series of works illuminates shifting components of colorful hues while dissecting pop culture, environmental discourse, and cautionary exploitation within society's matrix.