Artist, Inger Nova Jorgensen 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 Oregon where she raised her son, Soren. She is currently painting and sculpting as well as collaborating in several music projects and a monthly house concert series with her husband, renowned Guitarist, Jeff Pevar.
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 musical endeavors (including “LOVEBITE”, ZEPDRIX, & “Bohemian Soul” with Jeff Pevar) have also provided her with a source of inspiration – it has been said that her original songs have unmistakable similarities to her art. Creating art since she was a young child, Inger has primarily focused on the figure, but has recently broadened into abstraction in painting, and also works three dimensionally in clay and bronze. Inger continues to paint while creating large-scale figurative sculptures in her home studio and at Enclāve Studios & Gallery, where the Enclāve artist collective holds quarterly exhibitions.