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October 12 - November 12, 2020

Once upon a time a mother and graphic designer, age 31, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and given a 50/50 chance of surviving the next 5 years. After two years of intensive treatments, the realization came that to go beyond the day to day survival mode her love of art could be used to express emotions and emulate the beauty that surrounds us and found within each one of us.

Jenny McGee’s paintings have been featured in many solo and group exhibits, including shows at the French and U.S. embassies in El Salvador and at New York City’s World Trade Art Gallery. She holds a BFA in graphic design from Missouri State University and studied under designer Mirko Ilić in New York City. McGee has won several design awards and while living in El Salvador was a member of La Fabri-K, a Salvadoran artists’ collective that was awarded the Premio Ingenio, the nation’s highest artistic award. She also collaborated with a Salvadoran group called Homies Unidos, where she forged relationships with former gang members through shared artistic experiences.

You can see some of her pieces at the World Trade Art Gallery in New York City, Brandon Jacobs Gallery in Kansas City, The Christopher Kennedy Compound in Palm Springs, Poppy in downtown Columbia Missouri and at her studio at Orr Street Studios in Columbia.

To find out more about Jenny's artwork or to inquire about commission paintings, please visit her at

For information on purchasing a work from this exhibit, contact Dr. Charles Dodoo, Gallery Director, at 573.592.4373 or via email at