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Jared Joslin, 1970 | Figurative / Surrealist painter

Jared Joslin is an American painter born in 1970, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
He is always a clever storyteller; symbolic scenes are flooded with plush colors and prosperous details which easily distract the viewer from threatening underpinnings of every tale. Beautiful painting technique accompanies surreal circus themes and nostalgic glamorous female portraiture.
Over the years, there have been countless artists that have given him inspiration.
Jared Joslin is strongly influenced by color, fire and smoke, travel, nature, sky and its many moods, the mystery of forests, the alien world of insects, the beauty and weirdness of animals and birds.
The artist admires objects that have lived a life long ago, especially during the late 1800’s through the 1940’s; the golden age of the circus and Hollywood, carnival lights, silent films, fashion and glamour; cabarets, dance halls and clubs that existed between the war years in Berlin.

Jared Joslin 1970 | American Surrealist painter

  • 1993 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Presidential and Kravitt Scholarship, 1989-93
  • 1990 - University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • 2009 - Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Semi-Finalist, Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC;
  • 2006 - Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, Top Finalist, Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC;
  • 2003 - Liquitex Excellence in Art Purchase Award, Grand Prize, Piscataway, New Jersey;
  • 2002 - William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award, Best of Show, Miami University, Oxford Ohio.