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Jennifer Colby

Jennifer Colby Ph D. is a Compassionate Arts in Action Artist, scholar, curator, and educator.


Jennifer Colby

Jennifer Colby, Ph. D. is an artist, scholar, curator, and educator.

Dr. Colby's art work includes installations that evoke women's stories. She conceptualized the "banner painting" in 1984 as free hanging 8-foot acrylic paintings on un-primed muslin with embedded collage. 

Installed as "Border Crossings" the banner paintings won critical acclaim and the Joyce Aiken purchase award. She continues to create with collage and paint and has engaged with community-based art projects.

Dr. Colby has prepared undergraduates for the teaching profession since 2000 at California State University, Monterey Bay. Dr. Colby received her PhD in Humanities from the California Institute of Integral Studies, a Masters in Studio Art from Fresno State University, and a Masters of Theology, Religion and the Arts from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where she became the director of Contemporary Art at the Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion for eight years. 

She was the co-founder of Galeria Tonantzin in San Juan Bautista, California (1992 – 2013), and the co-founder of Luna Gallery and Eco Art Studio in San Juan Bautista in 2022. She lives with her husband in the tiny Monterey County town of Aromas, CA with her two grown daughters near-by.



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