Jennifer B. Scott was born in Westchester, NY. She now resides in Chicago, IL. In 1993 she received a Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and in 1989 a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Binghamton State University in Binghamton, NY. Scott also graduated from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, NM, in 1996. For the past thirty years, printmaking (in particular intaglio and lithography), painting and collage have been Ms. Scott's primary means of expression and concentration. In Chicago, Scott has exhibited at Concordia University, Beverly Arts Center, Joliet Gallery 7, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, DuSable Museum of African Art, Harold Washington College, The Center for Contemporary African Art & Culture, South Shore Cultural Center, the School of the Art Institute, The HumanThread Center, Murphy Hill Gallery, the Arena Atelier Creative Zone, and at the Commission on Human Relations September 'Unity' Month Celebrations, which are held around the City. Scott's work has also been displayed in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, Up-State New York, Providence, and Minneapolis. Ms. Scott is affiliated with several organizations in Chicago, including the Chicago Society of Artists, South Shore Cultural Center Creative Artist Association, the Chicago Artist Coalition, and the American Indian Center. In addition to exhibiting, Scott has taught in numerous schools, institutions, private and public agencies, universities and colleges from 1979-2001. She moved to Chicago in 1997 and taught printmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago and figure drawing in their Continuing Education Department. Scott was also an instructor at Robert Morris Collage, Harold Washington Collage, and Oakton Community Collage. She was also an instructor with the Gallery 37 After-School-Program, for five years, and work in several Chicago public high schools. Ms. Scott is a professional artist, art educator, and community builder whose work with ethnic/indigenous groups informs the content of her artwork, and who uses art and art education to build community and to improve the lives of individuals within diverse communities.
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