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Little Nightmares features over 50 works of art by goth and pop surrealist artist Jen Lightfoot. Lightfoot's art incorporates horror, erotica, and fantasy and explores the boundaries between the beautiful and the grotesque. Little Nightmares includes a foreword written by artist and gallery owner/director Aunia Kahn (Alexi Era Gallery and Museum of Rescued Art), an interview with the artist, and a preface by the artist about dreams and nightmares.


Jen Lightfoot's erotic, grotesque, and surreal drawings are heavily influenced by pinup art, punk rock, and horror films. Jen's love of drawing began in pre-school when her grandmother taught her the art of making paper dolls. Jen held onto that love of drawing the figure and expanded it from tiny cartoons to surreal nudes that experiment with eroticism and the grotesque. She received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2013, and in 2007 received her BFA in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in publications such as the pop surrealism magazine Catapult, Canadian erotica magazine IN MY BED, and the Philadelphia-based arts and fashion magazine NUMiNOUS. She has shown her work at galleries internationally, including Gristle Art Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), La Bodega Gallery (San Diego, CA), La Luz De Jesus Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Future Gallery (Lake Orion, MI), and Penumbra Art Boutique and Studio (Loures, Portugal).