Jen Craun is a Cleveland-based printmaker and maker of Artist Books.
She is currently the Associate Director of Zygote Press, Inc. Craun teaches part time in the Printmaking Department for the Cleveland Institute of Art, including the Artist Book courses. She also teaches printmaking as an artist resident for Progressive Arts Alliance — a Cleveland-based non-profit that partners artists with classrooms of the Cleveland Public Schools. She currently lives and makes her work in Cleveland with her husband and two children.
Ok, so maybe I’m partial because I’m a printmaker, too. But Jen’s work is some of my all-time favorite Cleveland-local art. I look for her prints every year at the HeightsArts holiday shop (ahem, going on now!) and am always thrilled to see what she’s come up with. Her creativity and spontaneity as an artist is inspiring. I’m very excited to see the “house” she’s brought in for Arthouse Revealed! Is it me, or are we really super lucky to live in such a culturally rich town? Yeah, I feel feel lucky.