Jennifer Torres was born in Queens, NY and spent her childhood in Teaneck, NJ. She did her first four years of studio training as a teenager at the Art Students League in New York City and got her BFA at the Cooper Union, also in NYC. After graduating from Cooper she trained as a fine cabinetmaker in New England, and then got her MFA in Sculpture at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Ms. Torres currently lives in Hattiesburg, MS where she has her studio and teaches sculpture and ceramics as a tenured professor at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. She has had many exhibits of her sculptures and installations around the
country. Last year she completed a large outdoor public art commission for the City of Hattiesburg, titled, Cloud Music for Hattiesburg. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Mississippi Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship Grant and recently was honored with a research award from USM that culminated in an outdoor sculpture exhibited on campus.