Jaina Cipriano (@jainasphotography) is a Boston-based artist working with photography, film, and installation. In 2020, she was a member of the New England Sculptors Association board and joined Washington Street Studios in Somerville, MA. She later applied to and now currently works at Western Ave Studios in Lowell, MA. This year, she served as a judge on the Arlington International Film Festival’s Student Program, and on the Film and Inter-Related Media Somerville Arts Council board, helping distribute thousands in funds to working artists.
About herself and her art, she says, “My work explores the emotional toll of religious and romantic entrapment through immersive sets and emotional performances that mirror the subconscious.”
Jaina’s work was recently published in GRLSQUASH, Gastronomica and The Boston Herald. In October 2020 she debuted her first short film, “You Don’t Have to Take Orders from The Moon,” a magical realism story about darkness inside and outside us. Her latest short “Trauma Bond”, based on a true story, will be released in 2022.
Learn more about Jaina through her website: jainaciprianophotography.com
(Photograph shown is “Heavy”, 2019 by Jaina Cipriano.)