Jennifer Mahlman grew up taking art classes in public school and using her father’s old art supplies to “make art” as a child growing up in suburban Ohio. She was also taught to sew by her mother and to bake by her grandmother at an early age. Always interested in “making stuff,” Mahlman grew up to become an artist, earning a BFA in printmaking and photography from the University of Toledo and both an MA and MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Living and working in New York City, Mahlman has returned to the childhood joy of “making stuff” by incorporating her creative and artistic talents into baking and decorating custom designed (and delicious) cakes and confections. She is also uses her confectionery, sewing and crafting skills in the creation of artworks that look like they might taste good.
Mahlman is a co-founder and master printer at Ribuoli Digital where she shares her love of “making stuff” with other artists through the collaborative process. She has also taught various printmaking courses at Montclair State University and William Paterson University in New Jersey. She has been a member of the National Association of Women Artists, the New York Society of Women Artists, the Southern Graphics Council and the Midwest Print Alliance. Mahlman’s print, photo and sculptural works have been exhibited in galleries and universities across the United States and internationally.