Jenne M. Currie, the daughter of two painters, Ethel Magafan and Bruce Currie, was born and raised in Woodstock, NY. As she was surrounded by creative people from birth, it came as a surprise to no one when Jenne decided as a teen to pursue art professionally.

Moving to New York City at age 18, she spent three years studying painting at the Art Students' League and shortly thereafter began exhibiting her paintings around the Northeast. Within a few years she had expanded her interest to three dimensional work and after familiarizing herself with oxyacetylene welding, spent two highly productive winters fabricating steel sculpture at The Sculpture Center in Manhattan.

On her first trip to Europe in 1982, Jenne stopped for a visit in Pietrasanta, a village of marble work yards and bronze foundries in Northwestern Italy. It was here that she began experimenting with bronze casting, creating sculptures directly in wax under the supervision of the wonderful artisans who were employed by the Tomassi Foundry. The result of that first trip was a 20 lb. sculpture which she hauled home to New York in her suitcase ! She would return to Pietrasanta two years later to produce several more works.

Soon thereafter, Jenne started working with wooden constructions, finding this medium more forgiving than welded steel and far less costly than bronze casting. This would lead to the discovery of her favored medium of painted wall sculpture, fusing her love of cutting and assembling shapes with her life-long passion for color.

After years of travel through various Mediterranean countries, Jenne found the imagery of the hill towns making their way into her work. She found that the archways, rambling staircases and haphazard angles of the terracotta rooftops stirred her sculptural impulses like never before. Returning home, she soon discovered that her new medium of wall sculpture lent itself well to capturing the complexity of those compositions. It is this medium and subject matter that she has been employing almost exclusively for the past several years.

Throughout the decades, Jenne has exhibited her paintings, welded steel and wooden wall sculptures in such venues as the National Academy, Seligmann Galleries and Salander-O'Reilly Gallery in Manhattan, Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, Ct. and the Schenectady (NY) Museum of Art. Her work has made its way into numerous private and public collections throughout the US.

She taught art for years to children in the public schools of Harlem and the Bronx. She is currently conducting workshops for adults at the Art Students' League of NY and the Woodstock School of Art in upstate NY.