Artist, writer, educator- Former Dean of Graduate Studies and Provost of The Rhode Island School of Design
Shefrin received her B.F.A. from Alfred University and her M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. She was Professor of Print Media and Co-director/Founder of The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, before becoming the Dean of Graduate Studies at RISD in 2004. In 2008, Shefrin served as Provost at RISD and led the school in this capacity for three years. Jessie has been a visiting artist at a number of institutions including: The Banff Centre, Baniff, Canada; The Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Most recently her work has been included in: The Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA and The European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany. Her work is in the archives of The Experimental Television Center and in the artists book collections of: The Whitney Museum, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY and the National Museum of Women, Washington DC.