Jennifer Bain was born into an artistic family in New York City in 1955.
Her parents were immigrants from Canada who came to New York to pursue the rich culture and vibrancy of the American art scene in the post World War II era. This environment was primary in forming her sense of the world and the arts. She was fortunate to attend the Rudolph Steiner School, where education through the arts is emphasized. This became secondary in forming her creative foundation.
After high school in pursuit of a creative yet practical career she earned an A.A. degree in Fashion Design and worked successfully in that field until her mid twenties.
After a devastating illness in which she nearly lost her life her original and true calling was made evident. She returned to art school and received a B.F.A. from The California College of the Arts in 1981 and a M.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1985.
The artist’s work is represented by fine art galleries throughout the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her works are in private and corporate collections nationally and globally. She is honored to have been included in the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program in 2005 – 2007 and 2009 – 2011.
She is married to an artist and has lived in Oakland, California since 1979.