Jen Mazza has been a resident at the Clemente for ten years, and works in painting. Mazza was born in Washington D.C. and received her B.A. in Visual Art and Spanish Literature from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and an M.F.A. in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Significant awards include residencies at Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Mountain Center, and the Jentel Foundation. Mazza was also granted a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship to attend the Millay Colony in 2004 and returned again to the Colony in 2013. In 2008 she was selected to be Artist in Residence at the Newark Museum. Mazza’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, the New York Times, Art News, and Art in America and her work is in the permanent collection of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York and currently teaches at both the Pratt Institute and Parsons The New School of Design.