Jennifer A. Reis is a creative entrepreneur, artist, educator and gallery director with 25 years of experience in arts business and administration. Her earned degrees include a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design, and Master Degrees in arts management and education from Syracuse University and Morehead State University. In her previous work as a higher education educator and administrator, she developed academic programs in Arts Administration, Arts Entrepreneurship, and Design Thinking. Her curatorial work includes over 100 exhibitions of contemporary art and craft.
As a consultant for community and economic development, trade, and cultural and educational organizations, she designs, manages, and delivers creative entrepreneurship curriculum through her company Make Do. A teaching artist, she exhibits her embellished textile works and hosts workshops nationally at schools such as Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Society for Contemporary Craft and John C. Campbell Folk School. When not making or teaching, she is most likely cooking or watching movies with Pete, her husband/partner in crime.