Born in Kassel, Germany, Mullen’s primary home is in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA., and attended the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, CA. In 1991 she was the recipient of the KALA Institute Printmaking Fellowship in Berkeley, CA.
Known for her simple, large architectural forms and elegant use of color juxtaposition, Mullen utilizes multiple layers of dry pastel to create images of barns, sheds, and buildings that resonate with a sense of time and place. With a quiet strength in their solidarity and stature, it is the light and shadow, perspective of form and place in horizon, and architectural purpose of these structures that become of foremost importance. Pure color pigments the picture plane, rendered with the utmost technical skill, the result is a beautifully minimal and thought provoking body of work.
Selected private and public collections include the Adena Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH., Business Design Associates, Alameda, CA., Century Aluminum, Monterey, CA., Cheyenne Medical Specialists, Cheyenne, WY., Cleveland Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH., Columbus Distributing, San Francisco, CA., College Board, New York, NY., Contract Resource Group, San Francisco, CA., Cooper Health Systems, Voornees, NJ., Exxon Company, Irving, TX., Hines, San Francisco, CA., Hycite Corporation, Madison, WI., Jacksonville Surgical Properties, Jacksonville, NC., Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, Roseville & Sacramento, CA., Kimpton Hotels, San Francisco, CA., KPMG, San Francisco, CA., Lark Creek Cafe, San Mateo, CA., Marshfield Clinic, Eau Claire, WI., Maxim Development, Redwood City, CA., Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA., Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA., Nordstrom, Seattle, WA., NACCO Industries, Cleveland, OH., Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson, San Francisco, CA., TCSI, San Jose and Berkeley, CA., The Gardener, Berkeley, CA., Lark Creek Inn, San Mateo, CA., The Sagamore Hotel, Bolton Landing, NY., CMAC, Philadelphia, PA., Mr. & Mrs. Tom Latour., OP Contract Furnishings, San Francisco, CA., Regina Medical Group, Hastings, MN., Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, NE., Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, IL., Rockford Health Systems, Rockford, IL.
Jeanne Mullen, Erickson Fine Art Gallery