Jeannine Hunter Lazzaro

590 Paine Road

North Attleborough, MA 02760

508-725-2173

www.jhunterlazzaro.com

 

I grew up in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge in a part of New Jersey nine miles away from Manhattan.   As a young art student at a state college I majored in art; it was common for instructors to require us to see exhibitions (SOHO was just emerging-70’s).

 

I fell into teaching as a convenience when my children were young. Now, I feel that it was part of some cosmic plan to provide me with a mission. I could not have navigated the many challenges of my life- an abusive childhood, addiction, parenting, without having art to sustain me. As a teacher I wanted to pass this “gift” on to students.

 

Education and learning have always been important to me. I feel like an eternal student, so many of my artworks are experimental in a sense. I become drawn into projects that relate to my life, my journey.

 

People who grow up in a “dysfunctional” household are, extremely sensitive to feeling they have no control over things around them. My art reflects this. I have choices to remedy and react to the occurrences in my work. I have accumulated skills and knowledge to cope with the many seemingly random happenings that occur. This is a tool for coping with life also.

 

Education

Ramapo University of New Jersey, B.A.

Michigan State University (coursework in art and education)

Bridgewater University, M.A.T.

Lesley University of Art and Design, M.F.A.