Jaclyn Dooner received her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in May 2015, and her BFA from the Univeristy of Notre Dame in 2007. Through the Academy, she was awarded a residency at Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul, Turkey. Several of her recent works are part of American ambassador to Denmark, John L. Loeb Jr.’s permanent collection, which is noted for including the largest private collection of Vilhelm Hammershoi paintings outside of Denmark.Before returning to graduate school, Jaclyn was an Art Director, working on some of the world’s most respected brands, including American Express, Bacardi and Nestle. After 7 years in advertising, Jaclyn went back to her true passion: painting. Jaclyn’s most recent work embraces the cathartic role that art can achieve. Jaclyn draws on light as a powerful force in her paintings. A thorough examination of light - metaphorically, in personal and public interiors - plays an integral role in Jaclyn’s paintings.