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Jennifer Wintress

 Assistant Professor of Art

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Jennifer Wintress received her B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2017 and received her M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Iowa in 2020. Her work has been included in both regional and national juried exhibitions. She is passionate about the arts in education for all ages and abilities. Her experience includes teaching art at the collegiate level and at the Lyndon House Arts Foundation, as well as holding the position of Art Director at Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Camp. She was selected for the Chulitna Artist in Residence Program in Alaska for the summer of 2017. She has been invited as a guest juror for an art fair and has presented her work at universities and national conferences. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Mildred Pelzer Lynch Fellowship, and in 2020 she received the OVPR Research Grant. She lives and works in Eastern Iowa.

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B.F.A. -- The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (Studio Art Painting)

M.A. -- The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Studio Art Painting, Secondary Sculpture)

M.F.A. -- The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Studio Art Painting, Secondary Sculpture)


Courses taught at DWC

Elements of Art
Ritual as Transformative Process
Contemporary and World Art


“Liminality: The Hole Within the Narrative” 2020

Featured in The Iowa Press Citizen, “COVID-19 forced her MFA exhibit into historic barn” 2020
Featured on The Daily Palette, University of Iowa. 2018
Featured in Flagpole, Athens, Georgia. 2017

Professional Conferences and Speaking


2019     SECAC    Conference, Conversant    Containment: Passing Through, Creating Community through Vulnerability: Graphic Design for Social Change, Chattanooga, TN
2017     Lyndon    House Arts Center, Invited to give an artist lecture on works shown in the 42nd Juried Exhibition. Athens, GA    
2017     University of Georgia, Invited to give an artist lecture for a program on Art and Diversity. Athens, GA

Intercultural Experience

Cortona, Italy – study abroad

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