Jennifer Rae Ochs was born and raised in Forest Lake, Minnesota. As a young adult Ochs began to experiment with sculpture, photography and mixed media. Painting with acrylics rapidly emerged as her favored medium of expression.
JRO borrowed from her training as a classical pianist in developing her discipline as a visual artist. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1997, JRO immediately embarked on a month long trip to Europe and ended up traversing five continents over the next three years, before settling in Los Angeles, CA to begin her career as a visual artist.
JRO had her first Gallery showing in 2004 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, CA. She was invited to present ten paintings the majority of which sold opening night. Following her success at Bergamot Station JRO was invited to show her work at several notable galleries throughout Southern California.
In 2006 JRO began to establish an international presence with an invite to show at the Sejong Museum of Art, in Seoul, South Korea. JRO represented the United States in a global ensemble of emerging artists for the museum show “Today and Tomorrow”. JRO fell in love with South Korea and the feeling was mutual. She received more than a dozen invitations to show her work in and around the capitol. While in Seoul, JRO participated in cultural exchanges promoting peace and friendship between nations through the international language of art.
JRO’s passion for travel continued with sojourns to the Middle East, Central and South America, Asia and Eastern Europe. The places she visited served as muse to create several “series pieces” inspired by landscapes, architecture, culture and the people of each time and place. This experience would be the catalyst for creating Liaison by JRO.
As a multi-media artist JRO founded Rae Art Enterprises to further explore her passion for visual expression. Rae Art, a visual arts and mixed media design studio is home to several projects across a spectrum of disciplines. Project Liaison by JRO, harnesses the power of a place and time as muse. Liaison creates an opportunity for artist and collector to collaborate in creating commissioned artwork of personal significance and inspiration to both artist and collector. While Project JPS utilizes technology with complex 3D synthesis of color and texture to create incredible imagery for use in various art and commercial mediums from sculpture to animation. JPS launched with a vibrant textile print used in a dress design for Shoe Dazzle.
In 2013 JR0 began participating in various art shows and festivals bringing her work to art lovers all over the western United States. Invites to such notable shows as Sausalito Art Festival, CA, Beverly Hills Art Show, CA, Artfair Jackson Hole, WY, Bellevue Festival of the Arts, WA, Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival, AZ, The Woodlands Art Festival, TX garnered JRO collectors in over 25 states. She continues to show at festivals throughout the west with plans to expand east.