Jenny Rappaport is a painter/ illustrator living in New York City, and was born in southwest Virginia. During the fall that followed moving to New York from the Rhode Island School of Design where she attended as an undergrad, she traveled to Israel for the first time. Personally and professionally she is in need of a revitalization and a space to be free to create within a community of other artist with a similar frame of mind. "During my time at Art Kibbutz, I would like to create oil paintings that explore portraiture and seek to communicate ways in which individuals make up families, neighborhoods, towns, and communities. I look forward to creating powerful and beautiful paintings."