Jen Durbin was born in Springfield, Illinois. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, and her MFA from Yale in 2003. Durbin has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at NEWD Art Fair in Brooklyn, New York, and solo shows with Motus Fort Gallery in Tokyo, Japan and Capsule Gallery in NY, NY. In 2013, she received The Clinton Entrepreneurial Fellowship for her work originating and developing The 1896, Studios & Stages in Brooklyn, NY. Jen Durbin lives and works in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.