Jennifer Losch Bartlett (born March 14, 1941, Long Beach, CA) studied at Mills College and received her MFA from Yale University (1965). By the mid-1970s, Bartlett had emerged as a leading American artist receiving her first museum survey in 1985 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. The exhibition subsequently traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY and the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg, PA among others. In 2006, the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, surveyed Bartlett’s early plate work from 1968–76. In 2013–14, Klaus Ottmann curated her second traveling survey, entitled Jennifer Bartlett: History of the Universe—Works 1970–2011, which was shown at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY. In 2014, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH mounted an exhibition entitled, Epic Systems, which united her three monumental plate pieces, Rhapsody, Song, and Recitative. In 2016, The Drawing Center, New York, NY exhibited Jennifer Bartlett: Hospital. In 2019, Jennifer Bartlett's monumental painting, Rhapsody, was exhibited in the rotunda of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY before the museum closed for renovations. The artist's works are represented in numerous institutional collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Tate Modern, London, UK; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, CA; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Naoshima Museum, Naoshima, Japan. The artist lives and works in Amagansett, NY.