Jennifer Mann is a sculptor based in the Macedon Ranges near Melbourne with an intense interest in figurative sculpture and love of portraiture. She works primarily in bronze, terracotta and marble and has commissioned works on permanent public display in Melbourne and Sydney, and privately commissioned portraits in Australia and Italy.
Having sculpted since childhood, she majored in Visual Arts at Monash University and attended art school in Melbourne for a couple of years before travelling overseas to further develop her skills. She has studied public art at the New York Studio School, portrait sculpting with the UK Society of Portrait Sculptors in London and traditional terracotta sculpting techniques in Florence. Each year she spends time in Pietrasanta, Italy, carving marble at a studio owned by master artisans whose family has worked marble for generations.
Since 2014 Jennifer’s passion for portrait sculpting has led her twice to the U.S. to study forensic facial reconstruction sculpting at the Forensic Anthropology Centre at Texas State University with leading expert in this field, Karen T.Taylor.
Drawing on these highly specialized skills, she recently created a forensic facial reconstruction sculpture of an ancient Egyptian mummy for the University of Melbourne which is permanently on display at the University’s Anatomy Museum.