Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jenny Reed received her BFA degree in 2014 from Northern Kentucky University. She then taught at community art centers in Louisville before completing a post-baccalaureate program at Indiana University Southeast. In 2017, she was awarded a first year fellowship to pursue her MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. She completed her MFA in May 2020.
Her practice continues to progress through experimentation and the incorporation of new techniques. In 2018, Jenny participated in a study abroad program and took printmaking and book making courses in Venice, Italy. She has also received scholarships to participate in workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. In 2020, Jenny was awarded the Lormina Salter Fellowship and residency at Baltimore Clayworks.
Her has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the US, including Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices and the 2018 National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Container Show. She is inspired by community involvement and has assisted with various community projects, including the program Diversity and Biodiversity of Indiana: Papermaking with Local Plants to Tell Our Stories.
In addition to her art practice, Jenny enjoys being out in the sun and loves gardening. Her current muse is Ben, her sweet, 14 year old, tubby orange tabby.