Ann Jenkins was born in Chicago and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. She received a BFA degree in painting from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a graduate degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University, and did field work at Frick Art Reference Library, New York. She did further study at the University of Oslo International Summer School.
She has also studied with landscape painter Wolf Kahn at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, and with Eric Aho at the Great River Arts Institute in Walpole, New Hampshire. Ann Jenkins’ work has been exhibited at a number of galleries and museums in Minnesota, Canada, and Sweden.
In addition, her work has been reproduced as cover for a number of publications, including Shennandoah and Great River Review literary magazines. Ann lives and works in Bloomington, MN.