Jackie Ellens

Jackie was born into an army family and by the time she was five, she had lived in four states and two countries.  Her family settled in the Michigan area where she spent her teenage years.  As a young adult, she attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and studied with Gerome Kamrowski, Vincent Castagnacci, Paul Stewart and Frank Cassara.  She graduated with a MFA, majoring in fine art with a minor in art history.  After she finished school, she showed her paintings, fabric sculptures and prints extensively throughout the tri-state region before uprooting and moving to New York City.

Once in New York, J