Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Jessica A. Brown

Jessica A. Brown

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration, Commissions, Teaching engagements, Leading workshops, Lectures

An explorer by nature, a photographer by training and a paper artist by obsession; Jessica Alpern Brown comes from a diverse background driven by curiosity.


She started her career as a photographer in the United States Navy stationed in Japan, followed by a position as a forensic photographer for the state of Texas. Deciding it was time to move away from the bureaucratic structure, she joined the crew of a sailboat and worked as a navigator and handyman for the next few years.


Returning home in the wake of a family illness Jessica discovered the subtractive art of paper cutting. She hand cuts each piece and uses her eclectic skill set to create work using found, free, discarded, discontinued and unconventional materials. 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15202

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  • Cut paper
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Mixed-media
  • Found object


  • Cut Paper
  • Paper
  • Recycling /green
  • Subtractive