California-based artist Jenn Shifflet was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1972. She earned a BA from Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, in 1995, and an MFA from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California, in 2004. Her work has been exhibited nationally since 1988, in solo exhibitions at venues including Bullseye Projects Gallery, Emeryville; John F. Kennedy University Gallery, Berkeley; Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland; SF MOMA Artist Gallery, San Francisco.
Shifflet has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, at venues including the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Rotunda Gallery, Corcoran Gallery, and National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; University of California at Santa Cruz; Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek,; Kala Institute and Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley; Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley; Yuba Art Center, AZ; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; Morris Graves Museum, Eureka; Maryland College of Art and Design, Silver Spring; and Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.
Shifflet was awarded an affiliate residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts from 2004 to 2007. In 2009, she was an awardee in the Alameda County Purchase Program for Public Art and a Commission Awardee for the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, and in 2015 the Highland Hospital. In 2013, she was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant. In 2015, she was Bullseye Artist in Residence, and in 2016 she was awarded a full scholarship to the Corning Museum of Glass. In both 2020 and 2021 she was awarded a Haven Foundation Grant.
Shifflet’s work is represented in the collections of John B. Collins and Associates; DKS and Associates; the Evergreen State College; F&M Bank; LEK Consulting; Mascone Marriot, San Francisco; Ritz Carlton, Dubai; Sovran Bank, Maryland; and the Westin Verasa, Napa, among many others. It has also been reproduced and discussed in Artweek Magazine, SF/Arts guide in NY Times, Art Practical, Art Ltd Magazine, East Bay Express, and Square Cylinder, and featured in books and catalogues published by the Berkeley Art Center, Root Division, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Di Rosa Preserve, ProArts, and Walters Art Museum, among others.