Val Jenkins
Visiting Faculty
BFA, Grand Valley State University
MFA, University of Minnesota

Valarie Jenkins is the recipient of a Forecast Public Artworks Research and Development Grant, Intermedia Arts Diverse Visions Grant, Andrew C. Melon Foundation Fellowship, McKnight Artists Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Artists Fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative grant, and a National Endowment of the Arts Midwest Fellowship.

Jenkins served as chair of the fine arts department at the College of Visual Arts (CVA) for ten years, and prior to that taught classes at CVA, the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, and St. Paul Academy.

Jenkins's work is included in the collection of the Weisman Art Museum and has been published by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in their International Drawing Annual 5 catalog. Valerie is an exhibiting member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis.