Biography of the Artist, JRO
Jennifer Rae Ochs was born and raised in Forest Lake, Minnesota. As a young adult Ochs began to experiment with sculpture, photography and mixed media. Painting with acrylics rapidly emerged as her favored medium of expression.
JRO borrowed from her training as a classical pianist in developing her discipline as a visual artist. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1997. World travel would play a key role in her artwork having traversed five continents after college.
JRO had her first Gallery showing in 2004 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. She was invited to present ten paintings the majority of which sold opening night.
JRO began showing at prestigious galleries all over Southern California; exhibiting solo at Bergamot Station, M. J. Higgins and Chase Mitchell Gallery. She presented at group shows at La La Land, and the Cal Trans "Autumn Lights" Public Art exhibition.
JRO's second solo show at Bergamot Station resulted in an invitation to present her work at the Sejong Museum of Art, in Seoul, South Korea. She was catapulted on to the international stage, as the sole American in an ensemble of leading international artists presenting in the museum show "Today and Tomorrow”.
JRO is the founder of Rae Art Enterprises a visual arts and mixed media design studio. Project JPS, utilizing complex 3D synthesis of color and texture across the spectrum of visual arts and Liaison by JRO, are among its newest projects.
JRO's work "Metallic Tone" graced the set of "Dexter" in episode seven of the sixth-season. She has shown recently at Sejong Museum of Art (2013), Hancock University Art & Design Center USA (2013), Little Tokyo Galleria, Los Angeles (2011) Wildfire Studios, Los Angeles (2011) and currently in the Visual Arts Gallery at the International Market Square, Minneapolis, MN.
JRO has recently completed a Corporate Art Commission for Shoe Dazzle, "Liaison by JRO_Project Shoe Dazzle" and is currently completing a series of acrylic on canvas works inspired by her recent sojourn in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
JRO has been based in Los Angeles since 2000 and now divides her time between the LA studio and her retreat in Sand Stone, MN.
Corporate Collection and Solo & Group Exhibition List
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