Artist Statement

Early in 2016 I came to the realization that I am transgender. I started my transition shortly after that.

I’ve been through many changes over the last four years. Each one has been a positive step.

I’m who I was meant to be.

It’s pure joy.

Jake Alfieri

“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”
-Eckhart Tolle

Short Bio

A graduate of the California College of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Textiles, Jeanine Alfieri headed directly to New York City in 1989. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout NYC and the tri-state area, including the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Belskie Museum, the Rubin Museum and the Bronx Museum for the Arts. Alfieri has won numerous awards in sculpture and is a recent BRIO recipient,  (Bronx Recognizes it’s Own). Alfieri is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, The Bronx Art Alliance and the Bronx 200 Artist directory – whose work sits in private and corporate collections across the United States and abroad.

Alfieri transitioned in 2018. Now Jake Alfieri, he lives and works in the South Bronx, Port Morris.