Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Jennifer Ivey has experienced NYC from very different urban settings. Jennifer was educated in NYC’s finest public schools and graduated from Pratt Institute with a BS in art education. Through a fellowship she received her MFA in special education from New York University and began teaching art in the NY public school system as an art teacher and later as a teacher consultant. As a visual artist, she has exhibited with “Black Women of Brooklyn and other Environs” and “Contemporary Black Artists in America”. Her paintings have been showcased at the Lever House in Manhattan, the African American Museum in Nassau County, Harlem School of the Arts, and numerous other venues in and outside the city. Jennifer is a member of the NAACP and Long Island Black Artists Association.