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Born in the USA, Jenny Okun studied at the Wimbledon College of Art and the Slade, London. She has studios in London and Los Angeles, and splits her time between the two cities.
She has exhibited extensively both in the States and Europe. Her solo exhibitions include Craig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica), Numark Gallery (Washington), Claudia Carr Gallery (New York), Il Millione (Milan, Italy), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), Bertha Urdang Gallery (New York), RIBA Gallery (Royal Institute of British Architects, London), Kashya Hildebrand (New York, Geneva), Zabriskie Gallerie (Paris), Institute of Contemporary Arts,London), Museo Storico, (Lecce, Italy).
Jenny has also participated in many group exhibitions including, UCLA Armand Hammer (Los Angeles), Tate Gallery (London), Laguna Art Museum (California), Albright Knox (Buffalo), American Center (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (Oxford), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Edinburgh Festival (Scotland), Hayward Gallery Annual (London), Brooklyn Museum (New York)
Jenny's work is included in art collections at The Victoria and Albert Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Herbert F.Johnson Museum Cornell, Banker's Trust, Merril Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Citibank, Hewlett Packard, J.P. Morgan, Pepsico, Mobil, Texaco, Southern California Gas Corporation, Warner Brothers Music, Dreamworks Music, Mercedes, SONY, Global Crossing, Mazda, Westinghouse, Fox Studios, Bank of America, State Street Bank London.
Jenny's art has taken her in the direction of Opera productions and her projected images have appeared in Mozarts “Don Giovanni “, performed in Los Angeles by the El Dorado Opera Company in 2006, directed by Richard Sparks at the El Portal Theatre. More recently “Dulce Rosa”, a new opera conducted by Placido Domingo, commissioned by the LA Opera for the 2013 season at the Broad Stage featured Image projections by Jenny, which received much critical acclaim.
Two books of Jenny's photographs have been published, Dreamscapes: The Photographic Art of Jenny Okun, Essay by Karen Sinsheimer, Variations: The Architecture Photographs of Jenny Okun, Preface by Thom Mayne, Essays by Henry T. Hopkins and Michael Webb. Her artworks also appear in American Photography: A Century of Images (companion to PBS Series) by Vikki Goldberg and Robert Silberman. Cronicle Books, Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing by Garrett White, The Full Body Project : Photographs by Leonard Nimoy (charcoal drawings by Jenny Okun).