SOVA | Jennifer Hand
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Advanced Instructor and Chair, Foundations of Art and Designs


Office: 104 Armory Building

Phone: 540-231-5547




Jennifer Hand received her BFA from Calvin College in 1992 and her MFA in painting from Radford University in 1995. Since then she has actively pursed her career in painting as well as teaching. She taught part time at New River Community College in Dublin, VA from 1998 until 2000, and at Radford University in Radford, VA from 1999 until 2008. Full time at Virginia Tech now she teaches Principles of Art and Design, Principles of New Media, Drawing and Painting.


Jennifer’s work takes the form of oil paintings exploring the figure and the land. She also makes collaborative pieces with her father and sculptor Charlie Brouwer. These collaborations sometimes take the form of large scale commissions. Locally they have been commissioned to create work for Central United Methodist Church in Radford, St. Albans Behavioral Health in Radford, and Blacksburg Presbyterian Church.


Jennifer has exhibited her paintings in over 50 exhibitions since 1991: 11 solo, 13 two person, 20 juried , 15 group exhibitions and one invitational. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. in New York, Washington D.C., Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington and internationally in Poland.


Jennifer also has pieces in the collection of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC.