Abigail Renola Tjaden is a vibrant artist, teacher and creative. This curly brunette, freckled faced, adventure seeker, can be found at every corner with her sketchbook in hand. Originally from the land of ten thousand lakes, Abigail received her BFA in Fine Art from Bemidji State University. After teaching middle school students for two years, she decided to travel across the Mississippi to attend grad school. At the University of Idaho, Abigail received an MFA in Studio Arts, emphasizing in printmaking.
She illustrates her everyday experiences.
She enjoys connecting with others and hearing their stories.
She desires to create a more trustworthy world through her artmaking.
Upon moving to Portland five years ago, she is represented by Tender Loving Empire, and Noun: with shows at The Space, Gigantic Gallery, Salt & Straw, Sisters Coffee, and Good Coffee. She has been a featured maker at Renegade Craft Fairs, also selling seasonally on Nike’s campus within their farmer’s market. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally- from New York to Tunisia, North Africa, in small boutiques (even large i.e. Madewell pop-up event) and juried exhibitions, and even a featured illustrator for a historical video project at Robins Kaplan L.L.P. law firm. Find her at the Portland Saturday Market, downtown Portland’s waterfront each weekend selling a wide variety of apparel and prints.