Jennifer Hecker has an extensive and diverse exhibition record that includes solo shows, commissions, collaborative installations, public art projects, outdoor sculpture shows, adjudicated exhibitions, and permanent collections. In 2003, she had a solo exhibition of her outdoor sculptures at Belmont, The Gari Melchars Memorial Gallery and Estate, which is part of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In the fall of 2004, she completed a significant commission for a three-part, site-specific sculpture for Christ Church in Pittsford, New York. In 2006, her commissioned outdoor sculpture for the Village of Brockport, Les Racines et les Raisons (The Roots and the Reasons), was dedicated in Remembrance Park. Jennifer's sculptures have been exhibited on college campuses, such as Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey and SUNY College at Brockport. Most recently (2010), she had a solo exhibition of mixed media sculptures and small scale bronze castings at Mercer Gallery on the campus of Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY. Jennifer has been the recipient of awards from the Jerome Foundation, the Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester, the United University Professions and SUNY Brockport. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Red Cross in Rochester, NY; The Children’s Inn at the National Institute of Health in Washington, D.C., and SUNY College at Brockport, as well as private collections in New York, Virginia, Illinois and Minnesota.
Jennifer Hecker is a Professor in the Department of Art at SUNY College at Brockport, where she has taught all levels of sculpture as well as general education art courses since 1989. In 1999, she was awarded a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2002 she completed a 6-year term as department chairperson. Jennifer received her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 1984, and her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois in 1980.