Born in Turkey, Jenny grew up in Zimbabwe and immigrated to Australia in 1976. She studied at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1980. Jenny has exhibited widely in Australia and Internationally. She has been awarded many prizes including the 2017 University of Queensland’s National Self-Portrait Prize and the 2017 Biennial Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Art Award. Her work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.