Jaz Harold was born in and raised in Monroe, CT. In 2004 she moved to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, and graduated with honors in May 2008 earning a BFA in Illustration. She has remained since in New York working as a freelance illustrator and gallery artist.
Jaz’s work thrives on the combination of contradictions; the cute with the creepy, the beautiful with the macabre, the horrific with the humorous, and the corrupted with the innocent. She has a series of lovable, huggable, squishable stuffed animals, embroidered with reminders of mortality, and designed to stash one’s pills. A different run of works focuses on childhood icons in horrific situations; ‘My Little Ponies’ have turned to cannibalism in one such painting, while ‘Rainbow Brite’ awakes to her horse’s decapitated head in another. Her works in various mediums have been displayed in galleries in New York, Connecticut, and Genova, Italy.