Born and raised in New York City, Jeannie Motherwell inherited a love of painting from her father, Robert Motherwell, and stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, both professional artists. She studied painting at Bard College and the Art Students League in New York. Continuing with her art after college, she became active in arts education at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, until relocating to Cambridge, MA, where she worked at Boston University for the graduate program in Arts Administration from 2002 to 2015. Her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.
Jeannie's studio is in Somerville, MA. She is represented by the Rafius Fane Gallery in Boston, MA; the AMP Gallery in Provincetown, MA; Lynne Scalo in Greenwich, CT and Brenda Taylor in Boston.