Distillery Residency - Porter Loves

Juliandra

Visual artist & muralist

Distillery Residency - Porter Loves
Distillery Residency - Porter Loves
Distillery Residency - Porter Loves

Hey! My name is Juliandra Jones, also known as

'PBJ Customs' because YES, I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! PBJ really stands for Peanut Butter and Jewelee (me).

 

I am a self-taught mixed media artist, muralist, live painter, entrepreneur and educator from Las Vegas, NV.

 

I use vinyl, acrylic and aerosol paint and natural elements– like crystals– in my paintings, woodcuts, sculptures and public art projects to explore themes of social justice and self care. My art brings people together, elevates marginalized voices and centers happiness and joy, rather than pain and struggle.

I received a bachelors in Criminal Justice and Pre-Law from The University of Nevada, Reno in 2014 and graduated from The Own Our Own Business Academy in 2021. Shortly after, I officially launched PBJ Customs, my very own mural painting business.

 

Through my murals, I create public artworks and public spaces that are bright, inclusive, community-driven and welcoming for all. I developed Pop-Up with PBJ to bring accessible art education, free classes and workshops directly to children in the underserved communities in which I work. My process is deeply collaborative and invites other artists, youth, community leaders and local residents to assist in the development of new work.

In addition to my many murals and public art projects, I have exhibited work and live painted at galleries and venues all over the country, including The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Showcase Noir, The Canvas of Words Series, Double Mirror Exhibit Southside Art Crawl, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl, Temptation in Pittsburgh, PA, RAW Artists presents: MAGNIFY, The Black Student Unions' Sip & Paint in Binghamton NY, The Canvas of Words College Tour in Erie PA, and The Divine 9 Greek Art Show in Los Angeles, CA.

 

I currently live in Pittsburgh, PA.

Photos by Porter Loves