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Artist Biograghy and CV for Jennifer Strange

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A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1982 in painting and drawing. During her undergraduate studies, she studied in Florence, Italy. In 1985, Jennifer returned to Italy, as a scholarship recipient during graduate studies in fine arts. She spent three months in Cortona, a medieval hill town in central Italy. In 1986, she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia, Athens.

Jennifer enjoys both landscape and figurative painting, mosaic work and sculpture. For the last several years, she has been involved in creating drawings and sculptures inspired from Dante Alighieri’s medieval poem The Divine Comedy. Although the work is ongoing, a significant collection has been displayed in various exhibitions including, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York. International exhibits include Temple University, Rome Campus and Palazzo Casali in Cortona, Italy. She has been invited to speak about her work by several major universities including the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Boston College, and Bucknell.

She also has done mural painting and her works can be seen in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo.

No matter what I am doing, I am perpetually devoted to the pursuit of discovering life. I do this through my many roles as artist, writer, wife, mother, and volunteer.
I am grateful to share this journey with my husband David, and our three sons, Drew, Chris and Max!”

Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
Vincent Van Gogh