Artist, Inger Nova Jorgensen is a multi-faceted professional artist. She sculpts figuratively in clay and casts in bronze, and has been painting in Oil and Acrylic for over 25 years. One of her great passions is mentoring young people in the Arts and she has encouraged and guided many young interns throughout her career.
Inger was born in Michigan, left the Midwest at seventeen years old and moved to Sonoma County, California. Two years later she began an exploration of The Pacific Northwest and eventually landed in Northern California where she received a degree in Fine Art & Teaching with Honors at Humboldt State University.
Today, Inger resides in Southern Oregon and is currently painting and sculpting as well as collaborating in several music projects. Inger is a founding member of the Ashland-based art collective, Enclāve Studios & Galleries, where she sculpts and paints. A soulful Vocalist, Songwriter & Performer, Inger has an original music project with her husband, established Guitarist, Jeff Pevar. Inger & Jeff tour as a duet and with larger ensembles, nationally and internationally and are in the process of recording their debut album release. She and Jeff also collaborate producing a monthly house concert series at “The Stone House” in Ashland. Inger's musical endeavors, including the duet with Jeff, as well as her full band projects, “LOVEBITE”, & ZEPDRIX, have also provided her with a source of inspiration – it has been said that her original songs have unmistakable similarities to her art.
In 2006, Inger founded Bohemia Gallery Fine Art and Framing in Ashland, where she exhibited contemporary art from national and local artists (including her own) for 6 years while also running a state-of-the-art framing studio out of the gallery. While running a popular gallery was a successful and significant endeavor, passion for her own art was essential, and Inger sold the gallery so that she could focus on painting, sculpting, and music.
In 2009 and 2010, honored with fellowships to attend an international painters week in Domburg, Netherlands, Inger was inspired by and worked alongside extraordinary painters from 10 different countries. These events engaged her to experience art with a different perspective, and a new path for her work emerged. Colors and textures changed, and a fresh voice began to surface. She has returned several times to Europe since, and is always deeply influenced upon return.
Inger’s visual art and her music are in many ways interchangeable. She describes, “Each of my artistic mediums feed into the others, every experience building upon the next, with subtle energies from one art form giving life to each new creation in the next.” Inger has a broad range of experience, creating her own unique art in diverse forms as well as occasionally working by commission to scale work up and create monument sculptures. Inger enjoys incorporating inspiration from clients to create art with meaning and purpose.
Currently, Inger is preparing for her upcoming sculpture exhibition, opening April 5, 2019 at Bryant Street Gallery in Palo Alto, CA (The show runs through the month of April).