Jenni Kirby is a native of Smyth County, Virginia. She is a graduate of Marion Senior High School and has a degree in Business Management from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA.
Jenni is a Gallery/Art Center Owner as well as a Mosaicist.
In 2002, Jenni and fellow artist James Bassfield (8 years Retired) opened the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. Over the years, the art center has grown to 25,000 square feet and over 225 artists. Crossroads offers the broadest selection of art in Central Virginia.
She started taking mosaic classes in 1997 in Orlando Florida where she studied under Michelle Petno. After moving to Richmond in 1999, she started teaching out of her Studio in Shockoe Bottom Art Center, as well as at The Virginia Museum of Fine Art, The Visual Art Center, John Tyler Community College, J. Sergeant Community College, University of Richmond and Crossroads Art Center.
Jenni furthered her studies in both Rome and Ravenna, Italy. First, in Rome with Enzo Aiello, who studied at the Vatican and then in Ravenna, Italy at the Mosaic’s Art School.