Blinn Jacobs

Blinn Jacobs studied at the Yale School of Art as a special student for four years and received her MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.

Her work has been in numerous one-person shows including the Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT; Artifact Gallery, New York, NY; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; Kunstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany; Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA; Chester Gallery, Chester CT and Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT. Many group shows include, the Mattatuck Museum, Hammond Museum, Dublin Biennial, Florence Biennale, Faber Birren National Color Show and the Painting Center. In addition, she has installed seven site specific ribbon installations.

Blinn has received awards twice from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and from the Mattatuck Museum, Farber Birren Color Show, and the Slivermine Arts Center. In addition, she has had six fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and an international residency at the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany.

Essays in catalogs documenting her work have accompanied major one-person exhibitions in addition to reviews in the New Haven Register, Yale Daily News, various Zeitungs in Germany, and multiple brochures and blogs.

Her work is in private and public collections including the University of Wyoming Art Museum and the city of Schwandorf, Germany.

Blinn Jacobs lives and works in Branford, CT.
She is represented by Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT



These installations are done with ordinary gift ribbon glued to wall/window.

Regalo “Regalo”

Ribbon Installation at Erector Square, New Haven Connecticut, 15 x 20 foot wall, 2003

Cuatro “Cuatro”

Ribbon Installation at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, Connecticut, 8 x 8 foot wall, 2004

Diaphanie x 4 “Diaphanie x 4”

Ribbon Installation on windows at the Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut, 12 x 25 feet, 2005

Twizzle “Twizzle”

Ribbon Installation for the Dublin Biennial, Dublin Ireland, 9.5h x 17w foot wall, 2014

Gig “Gig”

Ribbon Installation on windows at the Fred.Giampietro Gallery, 7.8h x 11.25w feet, 2016