For more than 25 years, Teresa Jaynes has created installations and artist books based on extensive research in special collections and libraries. She is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, as well as grants from the Independence Foundation, Art Matters, National Endowment for the Arts, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Jaynes has exhibited her work in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin.
For her 2016 exhibition Common Touch: the Art of the Senses in the History of the Blind, she created new work based on her research at the Library Company of Philadelphia on 19th century materials for the blind.