Jennifer Macklem completed her undergraduate work at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and at the Parsons School of Design (Paris branch). She completed her MFA at UQAM in Montreal, Canada and served for five years as an Associate professor at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. She is now an Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, Canada and serves on the Board at CIRCA in Montreal.
She has had 50 group exhibitions, 13 solo exhibitions, 7 public art commissions and several video screenings internationally. She has presented 19 artist talks in universities and conferences in Canada, the United States and India. She has an extensive bibliography of exhibition reviews and critical writing on her website.