Jennifer Dunn received her MFA from American University in 1999. She has also studied art at Chautauqua Institute in Buffalo, New York: Vermont Studio School and Accademia Di Bella Arte in Perugia, Italy. She moved back home to Texas in 1999 and has continuously shown her work in Houston and New York City. Jennifer says, "The creation and exploration of art has been a life long love-- the process of painting, drawing, wood -cutting
and printing. When I look at my work, I remember the making of it. The process allows for meditation and
dictation of feelings, stories, and ideas. Words require a beginning and end—structure and logic. Art remains
open to a mystery and contradictions. The details of the human body provide inspiration for most of my work. It is beautiful. But, we also find it grotesque- the
blood, guts, fluids, etc. It's the inner-workings --giving us nothing-less than life are truly extraordinary, but it's
failure creates great pain and fear. Our bodies hold a physical history as individuals-- with appearances and movement, with scars and aches. A
vessel for ourselves. It holds our personal stories. It's physical juxtaposition represents our own internal landscapes. I strive to bring the mystery and the beauty of the human body outside of ourselves and onto the canvas. Where the veins, nerves, bones, and our cells morph into a landscape. My work is very true to the physical process in making it as well as the physical process of life- finding the mystery and beauty in our internal landscapes. Most of my work will simply look like a landscape; however, it is born out of deep study of the anatomy."