Jenny Carpenter was born and raised in the same house in Omaha, Nebraska. She has since spend time living and wandering through the Midwest, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia,
Sub-Saharan Africa, South America before settling down in New York. She is fascinated with the persona people portray to the world and how that often differs from what lies beneath. She is interested in the façade versus the soul. She looks at people and hopes to distinguish the duality of that person, sifting out what is real and what is simply perceived/projected.
She received a BA in Studio Art and Advertising from Creighton University in Omaha and has exhibited work in group and solo shows in Omaha, Melbourne, Minneapolis, Boston, Great Barrington, Brooklyn, Bridgehampton, Manhattan, Cold Spring, Hillsdale and Beacon, NY. Jenny currently lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and twin eight-year-old boys,
AKA The Little Criminals.