Jenny Brillhart was born 1972 in Keene, New Hampshire. She received a BFA from Smith College in Northampton, MA and went on to study painting and drawing at The Art Students League, NY. In 2003 she graduated from the The New York Academy of Art with an MFA in painting.
Brillhart has had solo exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida as well as numerous other solo and group exhibitions. In 2017 she showed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in a two person exhibition alongside artist Sara Stites. Brillhart was included in the 2019 deCordova New England Biennial. She lives and works in Blue Hill, Maine.