Jennifer Minnis grew up in Portland, Oregon, and moved to North Carolina in 2013. She graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with her Associate of Fine Arts in 2019, earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 2021. An exhibiting artist herself, Jennifer has participated in several group exhibitions in Salisbury, Charlotte, Concord, and Raleigh. She was commissioned to create a commemorative artwork in honor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Chancellor Sharon Gaber’s official inauguration ceremony in celebration of the University’s 75th anniversary. She was additionally commissioned by the Office of Donor Relations to create a painting for a University donor. In 2022, Jennifer co-curated the group exhibition Of Heaven & Earth, an exhibition about humanity’s layered existence in relation to the mental, physical, and spiritual.
She maintains an active artist studio at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Charlotte, North Carolina.