Jenni Burrows was born and educated in Sussex. In 1987 she undertook a Foundation course at Hastings College of Art & Technology. This was followed by an HND Design (Textiles) at Huddersfield Polytechnic, and in 1993 a BA (Hons) in Fine Craft Design at the University of Ulster. The following year she set up a workshop in Plymouth, resuming her studies in 2001 to obtain a PGCE in Art & Design (secondary) at Brighton University. In 2010 she was awarded a Foundation Certificate in History of Art at Birkbeck. In 2013 she completed an MA by Project in Contemporary Embroidery and Threadwork (with Distinction) from the Cass School of Art & Architecture. Since 1994 she has taught and lectured at secondary and higher education institutions. She has received a number of awards and commissions, and her work has been exhibited widely throughout the UK.
While she has a background in textile art and education, Jenni's more recent work has developed into what she describes as 'a form of practical mindfulness, integrating painting, mixed media, drawing, stitching and printing to cope with a diagnosis'. In 2018 she was a visiting speaker and practitioner at the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation in Washington DC.
Her 2019 film 'How will you wear it?' was selected for the Reel to Real Crafts Council Film Festival.
Based in Hayle, she joined Taking Space in 2019.
Painting, textiles, printmaking, mixed media
2019: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (4-17 May)
2019: Taking Space, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (24 Aug-6 Sept)
2019: Taking Space, Rock Institute, Rock (22-27 Oct)
2021: Sun Light Colour, Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah (13-25 June)
2021: Taking Space, Crypt Gallery, St Ives (28 Aug-3 Sept)
Taking Space (2019)