Black Iris, 1983

Jennifer Bain
(American, born 1955)

Location: Pateros School, Pateros


Black Iris is an energetic abstract painting by artist Jennifer Bain. The forms and composition reference the Black Iris flower. She notes, "I am trying to express feeling and spirit more than a symbolic or representational aspect to my subject matter."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Pateros School District.


New Mexico-based artist Jennifer Bain creates abstract paintings influenced by the landscape and natural forms.
Born in New York, Bain received an Associate of the Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles, California in 1975. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1982. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on fabric
MediumOil and mixed media painting
Dimensions6 ft x 8 ft
ID NumberWSAC1984.098.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationCalifornia, United States
Location Information
AgencyPateros School District
Artwork LocationPateros School
Hallway outside Library
WA CountyOkanogan
Site TypePublic School
Address344 West Beach St.
Pateros, WA 98846
Geo. Coordinates48.051957, -119.906422
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