About the Artist
Jennifer Haley was born and raised on Long Island. From a young age she had a passion for the arts, and found herself exploring all aspects of an artistic life. She won national awards in dramatic performance, traveling the country on the speech and debate team. She received her BA at Florida State, where she studied acting and all areas of theater. She found her interests shifting towards backstage, to the less publicly visible but vital elements of creating a theatrical world. With her musical background, she became intrigued with how sound design interacts with the other elements of performance to enhance the stage experience. This curiosity led her to receive a M.F.A. degree at the University of Delaware's Technical Theater Program. Although music and sound are still a critical part of her atmosphere and a great influence on her present art, in her master’s program Jennifer was further guided to explore all the technical elements of theater, including set and prop design, finally focusing her creative energies into one form. The act of creating real, material, necessary objects with her own hands was unlike any artistic experience she’d had, and her newfound passion for painting and designing was immediately apparent. Upon graduation, Jennifer worked as a freelance scenic artist and prop artisan in various cities, until finally settling San Francisco, where transitioned into murals and decorative painting. until, once again restlessness stirred in her and she sought a more personal outlet for her creativity. Inspired by music, abstract expressionism, travel, and solitude, Jennifer has now found the medium in which she resonates most truthfully.