Driving America's Art Scene - Hunterdon County, NJ USA

Inna Dzhanibekova

Inna Dzhanibekova

Mixed Media

Small Joys Studio

Inna’s studio will be open by appointment only on Saturday, May 1 from 11 AM to 5 PM & Sunday, May 2 from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Please contact her at inna@smalljoysstudio.com or 908-875-6223 to arrange a time to visit.

I am an enthusiastic mix of biologist and artist. While building the scientific career, I pursued my creative interests as well. That included studying printmaking, 2D design, photography, ceramics, jewelry design and enameling.

I make one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry in silver, enamels, beads and gemstones. It’s inspired by strange oceanic forms, and the things we see in the garden, like birds and flowers.

Mixed media suits me best for 2-dimensional work, with the use of acrylics, inks, pencils, papers and photo transfer techniques. My artwork is based on the photographic material I continuously accumulate.

The work I make is a joyful reflection of the forms and colors around us. I want to capture the fleeting exuberance of flowers, beauty of ornate textiles in a composition, decadent urban decay, and people being in their environment.

There are no restraints, only a happy mess of colorful patterns surrounding interesting objects, a person, or an occasional critter.