Jennifer Hooper studied painting at Camberwell College of Art, drawing at The Royal Drawing School and anatomy at UCL.
In her work Hooper explores the tenuousness between beauty and melancholy, engaging in a dialogue with the romantic era and nineteenth century naturalism; often the animal or animal encounter is a starting point. Hooper has worked with NGOs and conservationists on international projects, in countries such as Bolivia, Mexico, and Guatemala, highlighting and responding to environmental concerns. Extensive independent travel has led to a further engagement with ecology and the tradition of natural history exploration. The artist has exhibited internationally and has work in numerous private collections.