Gretchen Durst Jacobs is a visual artist from Dayton Ohio where she lives and works from a studio in a historic neighborhood in downtown Dayton. She spends most summers at a lake house in Ontario, Canada minutes away from Lake Huron.

Her artistic vision stems from a deep reverence for the natural world, and from the places she calls home.

Gretchen received a BFA, from Wright State University and a MFA, from the University of Cincinnati, and attended 2 summer semesters at the New York Studio School. As an adjunct faculty member, she has taught drawing, painting and color theory at Miami University, Oxford, The University of Cincinnati and most recently and at Wright State University.

Gretchen has lead workshops and exhibits her work in regional, national, and international exhibitions. She travels frequently for work and research and was an artist in residency in Dresden, Germany (fall 202018).