About the Artist

Jennifer Borders is a visual artist whose sculpture and drawing is installation-based and often participatory.  She uses history, personal family stories, and current events to prompt viewers into inquiry.  Her art has been featured at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware, the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts and an Individual Fellowship in Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

As a former program director at contemporary art centers she has been deeply involved in community outreach, artists’ residencies and exhibitions.  As an art teacher, she developed curricula, residencies and programs that helped inspire children and families to see contemporary art as an important component in their ongoing lives.

Jennifer lives near the woods with her husband Walter, her dog Artie and her cat Fou.