Jenny Gifford earned her MFA from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in 1992 and her BA from The College of William and Mary in 1988 both in painting and printmaking. She has been Nationally Board Certified since 2004 and has taught for 27 years. She is a 2019 recipient of the Ellies Teacher Travel Grant from Oolite Arts for printmaking. She was a 2001 SURDNA Fellow and was the On-Site Coordinator at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar for 13 years. She worked briefly as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Maine College of Art and as a Regional Admissions Representative at Maryland Institute College of Art. Her drawings and prints have been shown nationally and her writing has been published in "Art in Print."