Jennifer Vess received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Georgia. Her work has been included in both regional and national juried exhibitions. She is passionate about the arts in education, and her experience includes teaching art at the collegiate level and at the Lyndon House Arts Foundation, as well as holding the position of Art Director at Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Camp. She was selected for the Chulitna Artist in Residence Program in Alaska for the summer of 2017. She has been invited as a guest juror for an art fair and has presented her work at universities and national conferences. She received her M.A. in May 2019, and she is currently completing her M.F.A. in Painting at the University of Iowa. She lives and works in Iowa City, IA. 

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"Art is a process of creating. For me, this requires introspection, contemplation, and problem solving. I draw on personal experiences while delving into broader social issues to create pieces that question and engage the viewer."