• Jennifer grew up in Philadelphia. She attended Syracuse University in addition to receiving 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 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 The FPAC Board of Directors.

    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:
    #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, 6am-2am]
    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 exhibited at Swiss Art Expo ZÜRICH, Art Metropole Europe Barcelona, Spain, Artexpo New York Art Fair, Pier 36 2022.

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