Curriculum Vitae


Jennifer Fisher Jones

1104 Walnut Street
Decorah, IA 52101

Artist Biography

Jennifer Fisher Jones is a visual artist and energy healer residing in the beautiful rolling hills of Northeast Iowa. In 2019, Jennifer opened Mystic Sundog, LLC, a studio gallery and healing arts venue in downtown Decorah.  Jennifer hosts annual solo and group exhibits and regularly participates in local and regional art exhibitions.  Her primary medium is oil on large scale canvas, but also enjoys utilizing reclaimed furniture as a substrate. Jennifer has also created a number of public art murals in the Decorah area. 

Jennifer considers herself a conceptual series artist.  Her work invokes reflection and consideration that has at the capacity to reach the viewer on a contemplative level.  Her current work is influenced by her study of spiritual disciplines and her long time practice of Soto Zen Buddhism where she also serves her local sangha as a Lay Teacher. 

Jennifer knew from an early age that visual art was her calling. After spending her formative years drawing on walls and random slips of paper,  Jennifer attended Macalester College where she majored in Studio Art and graduated with honors and her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Jennifer also obtained a K-12 Teaching Certification in Art from the University of Iowa post graduate. 

Jennifer has experience teaching art to children in private and public schools and has designed and taught after school art programs and summer art camps in California and Iowa. Her love of Contemporary Art led her into galleries where she had the opportunity to serve as an Art Consultant in San Francisco and later Washington D.C. 

Jennifer believes the arts are a vehicle for positive individual and collective change and is often heard saying, “I studied art, I taught art, I sold art and now at long last I get to engage with the real work of creating art!”


  • University of Iowa Teacher Certification: Art K-12, 1992
  • City of London Polytechnic 1987
  • Macalester College , Bachelor of Arts: Major: Studio Art, graduation with honors 1988 (Studied under Jerry Rudquist, Ron Gallas, Stanton Sears, Anthony Caponi)


  • 2025 Impact Coffee, Decorah, Iowa “Beyond Zen”
  • October 11-13, 2024 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour Solo Exhibition “Beyond Zen”
  • September 29-October 1, 2023 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour, Solo Exhibition Working Dogs
  • July 2023 Vine Arts Center, Minneapolis, Mn Big Dogs : Large Stories 2.0
  • October 2022 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour Animal Wisdom: Reflections on Unity and Separation
  • June 25, 2022 Art on Washington Group Exhibition at Mystic Sundog
  • October 8-10, 2021 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour Exhibitor, Decorah, IA
  • July 28, 2021 Art Walk, Group Exhibition at Mystic Sundog 
  • July 22-September 12, 2020 Big Dogs: Large Stories, Solo Exhibition The Pump House, La Crosse, WI June 3- August 26
  • July 6, 2020 Big Dogs:Large Stories, Joint Exhibition with Emmy White, Vine Arts  Center, Minneapolis, MN (Postponed) 
  • October 11-13, 2019 Northeast Iowa Studio Tour, Exhibitor ,Decorah, IA
  •  September 6 -15, 2019 Elgin Fringe Festival, Collaborative Public Art Installment (Sara Peak Convery) Elgin, IL
  • July 15-August 23, 2019 Big Dogs:Large Stories, Solo Exhibition, Des Moines Library Central Art Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • July 1-July 31 2019 Solo Exhibition Elmaro Vinyard, Trempealau, WI
  • May 21- July 30 Man’s Best Friend Group Exhibition, Tinley Park, IL
  • January 10 – February 14, 2019 Wings, Water, Wild Joint Exhibition with Cary Wyninger Heider Center 
  • November 17-January 15, 2019 WildRose Brewery Dyer Arts Visionaries, Small, Medium, Large (Large) Griffith, IN *Award winner Best In Show
  • November 9-January 27, 2019 Sip Coffee House Dyer Arts Visionaries Small Medium Large (Medium) Highland,Lake County, IN
  • November 2-January 12, 2019 Promise You Art House, Dyer Arts Visionaries Small Medium Large(Small) Highland, Lake County, IN
  • October 21- March 30, 2018 Big Dogs: Large Stories, Good Dog Center, Decorah, Iowa
  • August 24-September 27, 2018 Wings, Water , Wild,  Joint Exhibition with Cary Wyninger Gallery M Le Crescent, MN
  • June 6-July 27, 2018 Big Dogs: Large Stories Solo Exhibition Stewart Gallery, Grinnell, Iowa
  • June 15-July 17, 2018 Of Wings and Water Joint Exhibition with Cary Wyninger, Arthaus, Decorah, IA
  • June 1- July 27, 2018 Things That Move Group ExhibitionGallery M Le Cresenct, Mn
  • April 27-28, 2018 Birds of a Feather Pop Up Group Exhibition  Gallery MLe Crescent, Mn
  • May 1-May 31 2018 Acoustic Cafe Of Wings and Water Joint Exhibition with Cary Wyninger, Winona, Mn
  • March 2-May 4 2018 Fannin Counseling & Art Therapy Group Exhibition Shift La Crosse, WI
  • February 24-April 7 2018 Group Exhibition Music and Melody Gallery M, Le Crescent, Mn
  • February 9-April 2018 South Lake Artists Coop CollaborationSip Coffee House Highland, IN
  • January 11-April 7 2018, South Lake Artists Co-op  Re-Cycle,  Wildrose Brewing Company, Griffith, Indiana
  • January 5-February 17 2018 Group Exhibition, Rebirth Gallery M, Le Crescent, MN
  • December 16 – March 5  2018 Group Exhibition, Saint’s Rest, Grinnell, IA
  • October 13-15 2017 Exhibitor Northeast Iowa Studio Tour
  • September 8-October 6, 2017 Group Exhibition, Apple of My Eye, Gallery M, Le Crescent, Mn
  • August 5 -November 5, 2107 Group Exhibition, Gallery on the Lake, Lake City, WI
  • May 20-July 1 2017 Solo Exhibition, Just Add Water, Gallery M, Le Crescent, Mn
  • April 21-May 30  2017 Group Exhibition, Push It! Gallery M, Le Crescent, MN
  • March 30-April 28 2017 Solo Exhibition, Variations on the Square, Grinnell Art Gallery, Grinnell, IA
  • October 7-9 2016 Exhibitor, Northeast Iowa Studio Tour
  • June ~ August 2016 Group Exhibition, In The Moonlight, Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro,WI
  • June 3 ~ 5 2016 Northern Kettle Spring Moraine Art Tour, Elkhart Lake, WI
  • April ~ June 2016 Group Exhibition, Altered States, Two Fish Gallery, Elkhart Lake, WI
  • December 2015- February 2106, Grinnell College Aquatics Center, Grinnell, IA
  • November 2015- May 2016, Solo Exhibition, City Hall, Decorah, IA
  • October 2-4 2015, Exhibitor, Northeast Iowa Studio Tour
  • May 2015 – present, Bluff Country Artists Gallery, Spring Grove, IA
  • April-September 2015, Group Exhibition, Simpatico, Decorah, IA
  • November 2014-March 2015, Solo Exhibition, Luther College Aquatic Center, Decorah, IA
  • October-December 2014, Joint Exhibition, Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery, Englert Theater, Iowa City, IA
  • September 2014, Submerged,  DArt Co, Decorah, IA
  • August 2014, Submerged, Grinnell Community Art Gallery, Grinnell, IA
  • December 2004, Joint Exhibition, Grinnell Community Art Gallery, Grinnell, IA

Public Art Projects

  • Fall 2023 The Landing Decorah, Iowa  Created and installed three 48″x48″ exterior panels depicting portraits of the property owner’s dogs. 
  • Fall 2020 Semi Container Mural at Wonderglenn, Spillville, Iowa
  • Fall 2019 The CONEction Cresco, Iowa Designed and painted building facade signage  incorporating business mission of connecting farms and products to consumers and  their tables. Also incorporated imagery on interior of building to correspond with  signage. 
  • Winter 2019, Wish Willy Restaurant and Rentals, Painted a mural on the side of a cabana in Caye Caulker Belize.
  • Fall 2018 Humane Society of Northeast Iowa, Designed and painted 360 degree mural in the free roam cat room on premises.
  • Spring 2016, Benchmarks 5.0, Iowa City Downtown District, Selected by jury to bring original art to ordinary public benches in the 5th annual beautification initiative of the downtown pedestrian mall. Iowa City, Iowa
  • May 2016 and September 2016, Fall 2018, City of Decorah Parks and Recreation, Designed and created a series of four large murals at the historic outdoor community swimming pool and recreation area. Decorah, Iowa


Luther College, Decorah, IA                                                                                                                                               Drake University Des Moines, Iowa  

City of Decorah, Office of Parks and Recreation, Decorah, IA                                                                               Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Mayflower Community, Grinnell, IA
Works held in Private Collections across the United States, Central America, Europe and Asia


Mystic Sundog LLC- Decorah, IA 2019-present  Owner – Opened a downtown retail space to serve as a studio gallery and a healing arts venue. Regularly features personal artwork and that of other regional artists in special exhibitions. Hosts workshops and classes that support clients holistic well being utilizing energy healing modalities. 

Fisher Jones Fine Art Decorah, IA 2014-2020 Business Owner, Artist and Exhibitor – Developed a consistent collector base for original  fine art. Created branding, two websites and social media presence. Executed commissioned work for both public and private clients internationally. Regularly exhibited work  in galleries and public spaces across the United States. Delivered artist presentations to  public and private groups upon request.  

The Clay Studio, Decorah, IA (2016-2018)

Teacher, Studio Assistant Designed, implemented and taught art classes and summer camps to youth and helped maintain the working of a publicly supported clay studio.

ArtHaus, Decorah, IA (2009-2017)
Teacher – Designed, implemented and taught art classes and summer camps at a non-profit community art center.  Designed and implemented early childhood programming for ages 2-5 which focused on process based art experience.

Oneota Reading Journal, Decorah, IA (2006-2009)
Reviewer – Published as reviewer of Illustrated Children’s Literature in annually published e-journal from Decorah Public Library and Luther College.

Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell, IA (2004)
Teacher – Served as art teacher at an annual summer arts program for students K-6. Worked with teachers representing different arts disciplines to create a comprehensive curriculum and end of program student performance.

P & C Fine Art, Washington, DC (1999-2001)
Art Consultant – Assisted private art collectors with selection and acquisition of art in a high end retail environment. Maintained effective presentation skills for a wide range of contemporary artists. Established smooth working dynamics with other gallery professionals in presenting well known artists to both public and private collectors with gallery openings and daily representation.

Michael Thompson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (1997-1999)
Design Consultant – Sold custom framing and fine art to corporate art consultants and interior designers. Responsible for tracking and inspecting high volume jobs in a fast paced wholesale framing facility. Developed communication with a base of local artists for display and sale of work. Coordinated biannual gallery openings for featured artists.

San Francisco Children’s Art Center, San Francisco, CA (1993-1995)
Teacher – Taught multimedia process based art classes at a premier private non –profit art school.

Spiritual Development

  • Lay Entrusted Ryumonji Zen Monastery Shoken Winecoff Dorchester, Iowa 2023
  • Sunpoint Apprentice Program  Janet Sussman Fairfield, Iowa 5/2019 – present
  • Animal Energy Certification Program Lynn Mackenzie 2018-2020
  • Animal Reiki Practitioner Lynn Mackenzie Sedona, Arizona 2018
  • Open Gate Sangha 5 Night Silent Retreat Adyashanti 2017, 2018
  • Lay Ordained Ryumonji Zen Monastery Shoken Winekoff Dorchester, Iowa 2017
  • Sunpoint Practitioner Training  Jennifer Hamilton/Janet Sussman Fairfield, Iowa 2016, 2019
  • Level 1,2 & 3 Reiki Practitioner Michelle Williams, Decorah, Iowa 2014-2015
  • Vedic (TM) Meditation Practitioner 2010 Jennifer Hamilton Fairfield, Iowa 2010
  • Deborah Koff Chapin :Touch Drawing Facilitator Workshop 2021


Janet Sussman: Creative Soul, Karma: The Great Mystery Explored, Rude Awakening, The Human Energy System, Reality of Time

Kiran Trace: Embodiment, Abundance, Accelerated Healing, Freedom from Fear 2023-24

Adyashanti: Taking the One Seat, Weekly Adyashanti, A Revolution of Being 2018, A Revolution of Being 2019, A Revolution of Being 2020

Curriculum Vitae was last modified: March 22nd, 2024 by jenfishjones