Jennifer Halvorson is an artist and educator. Born in St. Louis, she earned dual B.F.A. degrees in Metal and Glass at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. In 2005, she also studied abroad at the Australian National University in Canberra.
After completing her undergraduate studies, Jennifer traveled to Denmark as a Fulbright Scholar. She continued studying glass at Danmarks Designskole in Copenhagen and became assistant to glass artist Steffen Dam and Micha Karslund.
Jennifer earned her Master of Fine Arts in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology, within the School for American Crafts. She was a resident artist at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in fall 2010, and a visiting scholar within the glass department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale spring 2011.
From fall 2012, Jennifer has been working as an Assistant Professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She teaches a range of courses within the studios of glass, metal and sculpture. Jennifer has also taught kiln cast workshops in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Jennifer's work has been exhibited internationally throughout the United States and Europe. Her work has been featured in New Glass Review 32 and 35, published by the Corning Museum of Glass, and exhibited at SOFA Chicago, fall 2013, 2016 and 2017. Jennifer Halvorson’s sculptures revolve around objects that are manipulated or collaged to express uneasy emotions that occur within the individual.