Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens. Attending the Brooklyn Museum Children’s Art program was her first formal introduction to the art world. “But I attribute my gift for creating through my father’s passion for the theater and my passion for an eclectic home environment, which included original
oil paintings by other young artists,” she says. Graduated from Pratt Institute with a BA in art education. Jennifer began teaching art in the public school system as an art teacher and later as a teacher consultant. At Pratt, she studied painting with William T. Williams and with Anthony Tone as a graduate student at the New School. She has exhibited with Black Women of Brooklyn, Long Island Black Artist Association, and other Environs, is a member of the Long Island Black Artists Association, Blacker than Thou/Cross Culture. She and her husband Rod Ivey now reside in Hollis, NY.