Jennifer Packer

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Jennifer Packer
Jennifer Packer

EducationTyler School of Art
BFA – 2007
Yale University School of Art
MFA – 2012

Jennifer Packer (born 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American painter living and working in New York, New York.[2]

Artistic practice[edit]

Packer paints expressionist portraits, interior scenes, and still lifes. She is interested in authenticity, encounters, and exchanges in relation to her painting practice. The models for her portraits are often friends or family members.[3]

Packer is currently an Assistant Professor in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design.[3]

Packer's paintings are very similar with the portraits. She uses limited colors for each paintings. She does simple brush strokes, this blends the portraits and the background. Her works are not made to be straightforward.[citation needed]

Selected exhibition history[edit]


In 2013, Packer was awarded the Rema Hort Mann Grant.[2] In 2012-2013 Parker was an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and from 2014 to 2016, a Visual Arts Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ Cotter, Holland (29 November 2012). "'Fore' at Studio Museum in Harlem". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c d Society, The Renaissance. "Jennifer Packer: Tenderheaded | Exhibitions | The Renaissance Society".
  3. ^ a b "Jennifer Packer | Faculty | Painting | RISD".
  4. ^ "The Studio Museum in Harlem".
  5. ^ a b "Jennifer Packer". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  6. ^ "Barry Schwabsky on Jennifer Packer". Retrieved 2019-03-22.

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