Artist Talk: Jana Ireijo

From left to right: “Breathe Out So I Can Breathe You In" by Jana Ireijo, artist Jennifer Wen Ma, and Ireijo at the opening reception of ‘re·la·tion’ at The Mercurial Gallery. Photo by Samantha Quattro.
Audio recorded by Alec Jordan


As a part of The Mercurial Gallery’s ‘re·la·tion’ exhibition, on display through May 17, the gallery held an artist talk with featured artist Jana Ireijo, a painter from Westport, Connecticut.  Ireijo, a mother and triathlete, is originally from Hawaii and creates bright, often large-scale paintings depicting animals – she says they are self-portraits revealing obsessive ruminations on identity, memory, and desire.


Take a peek inside Ireijo’s mind and discover her evolving process with this recording from the April 25 talk, and be sure to visit the exhibition before it closes on May 17 1 at 11 Library Place in downtown Danbury, Connecticut.  More information at





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