Jennifer Merz

For energetic, colorful, and graphically inspired hand-crafted collage art, call me! Visit my website to see more.

Jennifer Merz

Jennifer Merz is an artist, illustrator, writer, and teacher from Allendale, NJ. With great patience and much glue, she develops energetic brown-paper sketches into intricate, colorful, hand-crafted collage illustrations.

Jennifer’s first picture book, That Dancin’ Dolly, (Dutton) received the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award. Her second book, Playground Day! (Clarion) fought its way through the slush pile to be published.

Jennifer received her MFA in Illustration from FIT in 2014. She also has a BA in Studio Art from Marymount College and an MA in Art Ed from the College of New Rochelle. She has studied with Ed Young, Monica Wellington, Bryan Collier, and Rudy Gutierrez.

Jennifer is represented by The Chudney Literary Agency. She is a member of SCBWI, the Author’s Guild, the Graphic Artists Guild, CBIG, and maintains an active blog on art, illustration, and children’s books. She welcomes your inquiries about her artwork, teaching, and author presentations, and looks forward to hearing from you!