Jennifer Haley was born and raised on Long Island, New York. From her earliest days she had a passion for the arts, and found herself exploring every available aspect of a future artistic life. She also won national awards in dramatic performance, traveling the country on the speech and debate team. She received her BA at Florida State University, where she studied acting and all areas of theater. Working formally within the inherently interdisciplinary art form of theater, Jennifer found her interests shifting towards backstage, to the less publicly visible but utterly vital elements of creating a theatrical world. With her musical background, she became intrigued with how sound design interacts with the other elements of performance to build and enhance the stage experience. This curiosity led her to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Delaware's Technical Theater Program. Although music and sound are still a critical part of her atmosphere and a great influence on her present art, in her master’s program Jennifer was further guided to explore all the technical elements of theater, including set and prop design—an avenue that changed her life and finally focused her boundless creative energies into one form. The act of creating real, material, necessary objects with her own hands was unlike any artistic experience she’d had, and her newfound passion for painting and designing was immediately apparent in the quality of her produced work. Upon graduation, Jennifer worked as a freelance scenic artist and prop artisan in various cities, until finally settling San Francisco. There her desire for independence and more personal freedom grew, as the demands of presenting live theater began to wear on her creative faculties. She transitioned into working for herself, as a muralist and decorative painter. For many years this was a rewarding career, but ultimately a new artistic restlessness stirred in her and she sought a more personal outlet for her creativity. Inspired by music, abstract expressionism, travel, and solitude, Jennifer has now found the medium in which her self resonates most truthfully.
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