Jean Gumpper earned a B.F.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1977, followed by an M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently, Gumpper lives in Colorado and is a visiting associate professor in the Art Department at Colorado College, Colorado Springs. She is represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle, WA; William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO; Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH; and Open Studio, Toronto, Canada.

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In addition to numerous group exhibitions, Gumpper has held four solo shows: Jean Gumpper: New Woodcuts, Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH; Landscapes of Change, Cyrus Running Gallery, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO; and Crooked Tree Art Center, Petosky, MI.

Gumpper is also the recipient of grants and fellowships such as the “Visual Artist Fellowship Award” from Colorado Council on the Arts. She has completed artist residencies at Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, and Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY.