Jennifer O’Neill-Pickering studied art and writing at the University of New York at Buffalo. Her first works, black and white pen and ink drawings, were exhibited at the Black Mountain College Poetry Series featuring poets, Robert Creeley and John Ashberry, sponsored by S.U.N.Y at Buffalo. Jennifer is an award winning artist and has exhibited her work many places, including the Fe Gallery, Capitol Public Radio, KVIE Art Auction, and Foundry. Her art was included in the Sacramento Law Library, in Creative Merger II, and at the Image Gallery in The Writer’s Brush art show.
Her award winning art appears on the cover and is featured inside the 13th Moon Literary Journal published in 2008 by the University of N.Y. Albany and in Moon Mist Valley 2011 and numerous other literary publications. Her collage sculpture is featured on News10. Blue Moon Literary and Art Journal is considering her art work in their fall 2011 publication.
Jennifer has been awarded several grants from the Sacramento Arts Commission and was selected to participate in the Artist Residency Institute, sponsored by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Her most recent grant brought art and poetry workshops to St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children. The shelter was featured on Oprah, to focus attention on poverty and homelessness in America. She has taught art history at Cosumnes River College, art at the Crocker Art Museum, and in the Sacramento Public Libraries. She also, was the recipient of grants