Cathy Jacobs grew up in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Michigan. In 1996 she received a BFA in painting from Wayne State University in Detroit. Over the years, she has exhibited her artwork and garnered awards throughout Michigan. Most notably, she has exhibited work at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Prince Street Gallery in New York City, and SOFA art expo in Chicago. In April 2015 she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. During her masters studies she began weaving. Following her MFA thesis exhibition, Ms. Jacobs’s work was presented in the Next Step Studio and Gallery in Ferndale. She recently had a solo exhibition of her paintings and hybridized paintings and weavings at George Fox University in Oregon.