Grounded in documentary traditions, Jenna Petrone investigates domestic spaces, how individuals shape their environments, and the converse. Her work depicts the themes of relationships, individuality, meditations on light and interiors, and temporary spaces through an array of photographic narratives. Influenced by her queer identity and the desire to explore related themes in her work, Petrone’s current projects focus on the intimacy of queer relationships with their chosen families and with themselves as individuals.
Petrone received her MFA in photography from Parsons School of Design in 2018 and her BFA in Studio Art with specializations in photography and arts management from Cazenovia College in 2013. Petrone has participated in a number of international exhibitions including; “NOW” at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries in New York City, "Home: Absence or Essence" at the Specto Art Space in Bridgewater, VA, and "Future Projections" at the India Photo Festival in Hyderabad, India. Additionally, she was an artist in residence at La Casa del Herrero in Torralba de Ribota Spain in 2017.
Petrone is now the co-founder and COO of the creative studio and artist hub, The House of Heart. With this platform, her and her partner will create an inclusive space for up-and-coming creatives to come together and nurture their talents.
Based in the Hudson Valley, NY
Commercial work: jennapetronephoto.com
Photo Credit: Hala Hassan