Jennifer Bastian lives in Madison, WI with her husband, daughter, and four cats. She was one of two Dane County Emerging Artists for 2017-18 through Arts and Literature Laboratory and Dane Arts, and was the Artist-in-Residence at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler for the months of August and September, 2017.

Bastian received her BFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is interested in the communal experiences that connect us, the generosity of strangers, and problem solving.

Bastian co-founded a non-profit, all ages arts venue in Madison, WI called Communication in 2018. She currently serves as Director and Arts Manager.

You can hear a short interview about Bastian's art practice here and a longer interview here.