• Jennifer grew up in Philadelphia. She attended Syracuse University and received her M.F.A. from Boston University. She has a strong comprehensive knowledge of the Art Market, Modern and Contemporary Art, with diverse and extensive Fine Art experiences as a former FPAC Board of Directors, an Operations Manager, Fine Art Consultant, Design Associate, and Adjunct Educator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, coFounder of Art Advising Group Invoke Contemporary with Diana Stelin the Founding member of DTR Modern, and currently sits on the board as President and founding Exhibition Chair for National Association of Women Artists, Inc. MA chapter, and Arck Artist Ambassador.

    Jennifer's color and creative texture harmoniously lend to the natural world and her Eastern and Western heritage influences. Jennifer derives inspiration from her oil paintings of various subjects, which she hopes convey a sense of motion and evoke a wide range of emotions. Featured works in The Vendue Art Hotel, Massachusetts State Senate [Sen. Will Brownsberger], Four Seasons Downtown, Kayak, Boston Consulting Group, Boston College Office of Marketing Communications, Morgan Stanley, Acadian Asset, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Collection, Aetna Corp. Collection, and Private Collections.

    Affiliations: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Corporate Artist, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., New York, NY/MA/FL, Boston University Alumni, Arts Administration Student Association [A.A.S.A.], Rockport Art Association & Museum, SoWa Artists Guild, SoWa Art + Design District and Unbound Visual Arts [UVA]

    Press: Breakthrough Artists 'TRANSMIT. TRANSCRIBE. TRANSFORM.' Artscope Magazine May/June 2023 Art Basel Issue; MiA Mag V.5 2021; International Contemporary Artists art book, vol. XII; BigScreen Plaza Manhattan [daily Artblock]; Westport Magazine February 2020; WhereBoston February 2019 'Romance| Galleries' Cover; BostonVoyager' Thought Provokers Series'; Artscope A Woman's Perspective by Don Wilkinson; American Art Review [Vol. XXVII No. 5]; Kivo Daily; Artist Talk Magazine, Issue 11; Thrive Global; Explosion; Disrupt Magazine.

    Selected Exhibitions:
    NAWA Hollis Taggart Gallery [March 21-April 20, 2024]
    Sisterhood Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum [January 2 - April 14, 2024]myrtlebeachartmuseum.org/
    Self-awareness and Love Solo Creative Connections Gallery [February 3-March 30, 2024] Featuring poems by Poets Jess Mynes, Melissa Dorval, Artscope Magazine Writer Elayne Clift, Fred Gerhard, Simon Hunt, other notable Prof/Poets interpreting new works through their word painting. www.ccgiftgallery.com/
    Wake up! Nothing is Permanent Except Change Solo Diana Stelin Gallery [February 16 - March 31, 2024] 'Un bel dí vedremo,' Madam Butterfly influence reception that explores themes of 'all' love, the heartbreak of nature, love of life's blaring call, and cultural differences that blend East and West cultures. Staying true to the show theme, nothing is permanent except change; it is only constant in life, and the only thing we can be sure will happen. Change brings perspective, clarity, and true unconditional love like the Sun. Everything around us is temporary -- Madame Butterfly encapsulates all this. This tale of a young Japanese geisha who embraces the changes that come her way, for they are the catalysts for the growth of her limitations, and she emerges as her most authentic self on its transformative journey that does not always have a happy ending. We celebrate change, life, and love. www.dianastelin.com/gallery
    Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories Vanda Gallery [March 1-27, 2024] vandagallery.com/
    MIXMASTER Mattatuck Museum [January 28 – March 3, 2024] Juried by Susan Eley, owner/director of SE Fine Art, NYC. www.mattmuseum.org/
    The Alchemy of Art and Play Piano Craft Gallery [January 26 - February 11, 2024] Juried by Sage Brousseau, Senior Art Educator at The Boston Children’s Museum and acclaimed Artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney pianocraftgallery.com/piano-craft-galle…
    Perspectives of Time Galleries @ WORK_SPACE [December 8-January 26, 2024] workspacemanchester.com/art-culture/

    Times Square 7th Ave & 43rd St [December 31, 2023] loop for 15 seconds every 3 minutes.youtu.be/lOl27iGV9wE
    We look at the same sun. Solo FP3 gallery, Seaport District
    [September 19-December 31],www.instagram.com/fp3gallery/
    Ambition Wedeman Gallery at Lassell College, Newton [November 8-December 9]wedemangallery.com/, www.lasell.edu/academics/academic-cente…,|vimeo.com/user72395426/
    FEMALE, Berkshire Art Museum [June 14-October 7, 2023] bamuseum.org/, artscopemagazine.com/2023/07/a-spiritua…
    We are not women; we are gods, Multicultural Arts Center [June 12-August 14, 2023] www.multiculturalartscenter.org/gallery/, youtu.be/n-vvNkTzYZs
    Hopscotch Game of Wonder, Gallery Sitka South, Newport, RI [August 5-August 25, 2023] gallerysitka.com/hopscotch-game-of-wond…, gallerysitka.com/hopscotch-game-of-wond…
    Then and Now, Arthaus Art Exhibit Gallery [June 22-August 2, 2023]
    Amen, so be it! Solo, Project B Gallery, The Mill Contemporary Art
    [June 5-July 11, 2023] DJ music by Spoken Word Poet/emcee/public figure Liza Zayas vimeo.com/839273424, artscopemagazine.com/2023/05/transmit-t…
    A Woman's Work is Never Done: Women in the Arts, Arthaus Art Exhibit Gallery [April 7-May 13, 2023]www.unboundvisualarts.org/a-womans-work…
    Arts In Bloom, Hopkinton Center for the Arts [April 24-June 1, 2023] www.hopartscenter.org/event-details/art…
    We've been around forever, Cotuit Center for the Arts [May 7-June 11, 2023]artsonthecape.org/,vimeo.com/828741516/629846c6e5
    #20, Charles Fine Arts Gallery [April 1-May 9, 2023] charlesfinearts.com/
    RAA&M SPRING, Martha Moore Room and Showroom Gallery [April 1–May 9] www.rockportartassn.org/
    VIP Art and Silent Auction, live music reception to Benefit Local Community "Art For A Cause." FPAC Gallery at ENVOY HOTEL in THE SEAPORT [April 27, 5-7 pm]
    QArts Gallery, Shared Habitat Earth [March 18-April 23]
    Talks: April 22, 1-4 pm with Kaveh Mojtabai, Founder and publisher of Artscope Magazine, Nathan Phillips, Prof of earth science at BU and climate change activist
    Gala [April 15, 6-11 pm] Two paintings in the Silent Auction for the Royal Regency Ball.members.jlboston.org/?nd=p_vms_registra…
    Shared Habitat Earth [March 11-April 30]www.belmontgallery.org/
    FIGURES and FACES, Las Laguna Art Gallery[March 2-31, 2023]
    ARCK’s Speakers Series Debut [March 27, 2023, 7-9 pm]
    The event will include a wine tasting, delightful snacks, and a panel on the arts as a modality for post-pandemic recovery. Moderated by Claudia Fiks of Artscope Magazine, will feature the following panelists along with Sara and Diana: Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director for Accessible Arts Education at Berklee School of Music; Jenn Guillemin, Co-Founder of Creative Re/Frame and Faculty at Northeastern University, Jennifer Okumura, Artist in Residence at Philadelphia Arts in the Court www.arckboston.org/who-we-are/#board-of…
    SPRING BREAK, RIWS [February 25-March 24, 2023]
    Hello World | an international project, An Art Affair Around the Globe
    The solidarity of colleagues around the globe

    SOUL CONTROLLER | Cleopatra VII Philopator and Terre
    Multicultural Arts Center [December 23, 2022, 7-12 pm]
    Boston Dance Pioneer Megatron of Slaughterhouse Kingz, New York Dance Pioneer Caleaf Big Leaf Sellers of M.O.P.T.O.P. and Dance Fusion, along with Boston's Trike Called Funk Aaron Meyers, and Ed Word Galán is debuting "Soul Controller" featuring DJs Big Leaf, Ed Word Galán and SavSoul (Release Your Dance). This event will celebrate all music and dance styles in our Dance communities.
    TransCultural Exchange, Speaker, International Conference: Create The Future vimeo.com/325048006
    COPA Artist in Residence 'The Arts in the Court project' for judge's chambers, a glimpse into an earlier period of Philadelphia history where the city was the 'workshop of the world.' [Unveiling and tribute ceremony: Dec. 7, 2022]
    Shared Habitat Earth, Atlantic Wharf Gallery [September 17-December 17, 2022] www.atlanticwharfboston.com/events-prog…
    MAEA Exhibit, Worcester Art Museum, Higgins Education Wing
    [November 2-December 2, 2022] www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/higgin…
    Hopscotch, Wedeman Gallery, The Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center
    [October 3-29, 2022] wedemangallery.com/
    vimeo.com/744935916, vimeo.com/588395854
    133, One Art Space, Tribeca, NYC [October 14-29, 2022] oneartspace.com/
    Ambition, Moakley, Seaport Art & Design District [July 14-October 3, 2022] moakleycourthouse.com
    RAA&M SUMMER Quatrième, RAA&Museum [August 13 – September 11, 2022]
    Hopscotch, Atlantic Wharf Gallery [May 15-September 3, 2022]
    vimeo.com/744935916, vimeo.com/588395854
    Broadway Plaza, Times Square, sponsored by Artist Talk Magazine
    Broadway between 43rd and 42nd St [June 23, 2022, 6 am-2 am]
    The Sanctuary of Nature, RAA&Museum [June 4 – July 3, 2022]
    Blooming Truths, Partner, CultureHouse [May 7–29, 2022]
    Shared Habitat Earth, PEG Center for Art & Activism [April 15-May 28] www.paulaesteygallery.com/peg-art-and-a…
    Changing lives, Changing the future, Atlantic Wharf Gallery [January 15-April 30, 2022]
    RNN 2022, Rocky Neck Art Colony [February 3-April 10] www.rnacexhibitions.com/
    Flight of Fancy, MARJCC, Miami [March 1–31, 2022]
    Green Renewal, Galatea Fine Art [February 27-March 27, 2022]
    Creating Reality, Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC [January 20-30, 2022] vanderplasgallery.com/
    Same Sunset, solo, Moakley, Seaport Art & Design District [October 1-January 3, 2022]
    Embodied Identities, Pao Arts Center [October 18-January 3, 2022]
    Big Screen Plaza, Manhattan, virtual daily gallery, 851 Ave of the Americas, 29th & 30th.

    Manipulation is Art and Play, Piano Craft Gallery [November 5-28, 2021]
    Artexpo New York Art Fair | Pier 36 [October 28-31, 2021]
    Thoughts Produce Noise Landau Gallery [October 6-November 12, 2021]
    Artists Love NYC Saphira & Ventura Gallery [Sept. 30-Oct. 25, 2021]
    Hopscotch Galatea Fine Art in SoWa Art & Design District [September 3-26, 2021] vimeo.com/manage/videos/614086228
    Blur Project B Gallery at The Mill Contemporary Art [July 9-Aug. 8]
    vimeo.com/587423001/e071024f09 Solo
    Coming-Out M.A.D.S. Art Gallery [June 25-July 04]
    Collective Consciousness Beacon Street Gallery [April 9-July 2]
    Self-Preservation: Complex Human Instinct [April 19-June 30]
    A.R.T.B.O.X.PROJECT World 1.0 Zürich, Switzerland [January 4-June 30]
    Barcelona 1.0 | Art Metropole Europe at Valid World Hall Gallery
    Barcelona, Spain [May 2-7]
    Artists Love New York at Saphira & Ventura Gallery, Manhattan [Dec. 15 - March 15]
    Bundok | Mountain [Dec. 5-Feb. 1] with the D.A.P. and the Creatives of Color Boston

    Vor Kunst at Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY [Nov. 23-Dec. 2]
    Inspirational Journey at Vendue Art Hotel [October 15-November 29]
    Art & Activism SoWa Art & Design District [October 27-Nov. 23]
    New Narratives: Reclaiming Asian Identity Through Story [July-Oct. 30] Curator: Leslie Anne Condon. Partners: Asian Glow Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, Dorchester Art Project, Pao Arts Center, Network for Arts Administrators of Color, Subcontinental Drift Boston
    CAFA2020 [July 18-Sept. 5]
    Collectable at RAA&Museum [July 25-Sept. 7] Juried by Jennifer Liston Munson, a senior member of the Exhibitions and Design at the M.F.A. and E.D. of the Armenian Museum
    ZÜRICH 2.0|SWISSARTEXPO [August 20-24]
    A Changing Landscape: The Female Eye at Van Der Plas Gallery [Mar 2-8]
    Lust After at Fountain Street Gallery [Feb. 5-Mar 1]

    A.R.T.B.O.X.PROJECT Miami 2.0 [December 2-8]
    RED DOT MIAMI rep. Invoke Contemporary [December 4–8]
    Red, Yellow, Blue at Van Der Plas Gallery, N.Y.C. [November 18-24]
    Harvest Moon at Van Der Plas Gallery, N.Y.C. [October 7-15]
    Two View of Chroma at Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts [June 24-Sept. 29]
    Extremes and In-Betweens at Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester [August-September 1]
    The Waste Land on Earth? at Harvard Crossings Gallery [July 31-August 21]
    Fact is Fiction's Inspiration at Galatea Fine Art, Boston [Curator, July 3-28]
    Faculty Showcase at Bancroft Gallery, S.S.A.C. [May 23-July 14]
    Order/Chaos at Dillon Gallery S.S.A.C. [April 11-May 19] National Show juried by Kate Kostopoulos, Director, Chase Young Gallery
    Peace in Her Time: Visionary Women Against War and Violence at Honan Art Gallery, Allston [March 8-April 29] Collab: Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (W.G.S.) at Boston University, and GaIDI/W.S.R.C.
    Balance/Imbalance Solo at Manning Gallery, S.S.A.C. [Feb. 15-March 31]
    RESET Solo at Galatea Fine Art [February 27–March 31]
    Transparency at Arts Club of Washington, DC [February 1-23]
    I.C.E. Cocurated at Galatea Fine Art, Boston [January 30-Feb 25]
    REAL TIME at Piano Craft Gallery, Boston [January 4-27]

    Daydreaming at Coral Springs Museum of Art [September 29-Nov. 17]
    129 at Chrystie Street Gallery, N.Y.C. [October 6-18]
    Natural Force at Trustman Art Gallery, Boston [April 23-June 4], RADAR II at Harrison Lobdell Gallery NY [March 17-May 17]
    Battle of the Sexes Revisited: Sexual Harassment Volley of Today at Honan-Allston Art Gallery [March 10-April 27]
    RADAR @artlery160 gallery Boston [February 5-March 14]
    Courting the Uncontrollable at Galatea Fine Art Boston [Jan. 2018]
    A Parallel Presence at Wedeman Gallery Newton [January 23-Feb. 10]
    With Eyes Open at Thompson Gallery Weston [December 19-March 2]

    Same, Same but Different 2-person Show at Paula Estey Gallery [Sept-Oct 30]
    Harmony & Clash Solo Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge [July 20-September 1]
    Women Charles Fine Arts Gloucester [July 3-30]
    Envisioning New Pathway Art Gallery at Eissey Campus FL [May-August 30]
    Earned: Women in Business and Labor Scollay Square Gallery, Boston [March 8-April 6]
    Women Artists Coast to Coast, EAST at Prince Street Gallery N.Y.C. [Feb 28-March 25]
    SHELTER at Harlem School of the Arts N.Y.C. [Dec-January 3]

    Botanica [Poster Child] at Cahoon Museum of American Art [Oct 5-Nov 20]
    Love-Locks [Muse] at Paula Estey Gallery, Newburyport [June 8-Aug]
    Breaking Ground at Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts [June 17-Sept 16]
    Les arrêts de la vie Solo exhibition at the French Cultural Center Boston [Feb 2-26]
    Strokes of Genius: Women in the Arts, Past and Present at R.A.A. & Museum
    A Current Vision at Whistler House Museum of Art
    Introspections at the Boca Raton Museum Art School Gallery
    Visual Contrasts at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

    Okumura has relationships with galleries in Manhattan, Westport, Boston, and Charleston and has exhibited at Swiss Art Expo ZÜRICH, Art Metropole Europe Barcelona, Spain, Artexpo New York Art Fair, Pier 36 2023.

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