Jenna Frye is an interdisciplinary artist and designer living and working in Baltimore City. Jenna currently enjoys a balance working commercially as a graphic designer and digital art educator, as well as personally across several artistic mediums, all of which allow for alternate views of human relationships.
Her work as a graphic designer for the Maryland State Department of Education—working for the office of the Superintendent—has earned her several awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) as well as acclaim from local and state legislature. In addition, she has served as a designer on several groundbreaking, educational taskforces, most notably the award-winning "African American Male Taskforce Report," published jointly by the Maryland State Department of Education, the University of Maryland, and the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Most of her personal work involves discourses on or about the body, speaking to issues of abundance, design standards, and the culturally changing idea of the "self." Through studies of pop-culture iconography and media ideology, Jenna creates narrative works that express her frustration with the politics of American bodies and the media-influenced development of identity.
Jenna holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington as well as an MA/MFA in Digital Art and Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art.