Jenny Bulthuis graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou, China and received a Master of Art and a Master of Fine Art in California State University Fullerton. She is currently teaching at CSUF and giving workshop at her studio in Los Angeles and is an active internationally artist. Jenny also is an executive director of Contemporary Art Club West Pacific.

"The creative process that I use when drawing and painting gives me insight into the inner connection with humanity and the impermanent nature of all phenomena. For me this creative process also functions as a bridge allowing me to explore and formulate methods to convey human conditions and emotions.

My subject themes reflect what I am experiencing at any given time. I often notice they mirror the stages of my own life. I find myself gravitating to the human figures and the natures. I am fascinated by the unpredictability of working through all different stages in my paintings, each stage opens a multitude of directions and possibilities.

In my latest paintings, I have experimented with letters, words, phrases, languages, signs and colors. These elements are symbolic signals of our thoughts and intentions and contain energy. We are sending out our thoughts and intentions at any given time even while sleeping, and I am fascinated by how these energies influence and dictate our life, our community, our planet and our universe”. 




1999 – 2000                            MFA – California State University Fullerton, CA                          

1997 – 1999                               MA – California State University Full, CA

1985 – 1989                              BA –Academy of Fine Arts Guang Zho, China                             

1983 – 1985                             School of Industry Design, Guang Zho, China


2004 JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2002                                          57 Underground Pomona, CA

2002                                          Bao Zang Guang Exhibition Hall International Buddhist Progress Society, CA

2001                                          Gallery – 8 Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2000                                         West Gallery CSUF

1998                                         West Gallery CSUF


2019 13th China National Exhibition

2018                                          Bridging the Time Zones, Guangdong Museum of Art, China 

2017                                          GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts North America     Alumni Exhibition

2017                                          Museum of GuangZhou Academy of Fine Arts

2014                                          Pasadena Society of Artist Exhibitions

2015                                          Pasadena Society of Artist Exhibitions

2009                                          Sino-US Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, China   

2008                                          JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2007                                          JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2006                                           JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

2005                                           JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA                       

2004                                           To the East two men show at JKD Gallery, CA

2003                                           JKD Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA  

2002                                           57 Underground Pomona, CA

2001                                           Contemporary Fine Art of The Pacific Rim, Gallery 8 Bergamot Station,                                                                  CA                                  

2001                                            Nathan Gallery Dana Point, CA

2001                                            Eva S. Vale Memorial Art Exhibit Barbara & Ray                                                                         Apert Jewish Community Center, Long Beach, CA

2000                                         Eileen Kremen Gallery, CA

1999                                          Grand Central Gallery, Santa Ana CA

1989                                            Museum of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Guang Zho China



   1998 - Present                           California State University Fullerton, CA

   1993 - Present                           Jenny’s studio

   2002-2005                                Rancho Santiago Canyon College, CA

   2002                                          Teach summer program in Inner-Mongolia, China

   1989 –1990                               Shen Zhen Arts School, China

   1989 –1990                                Art Program at Shen Zhen Guang Dong Nuclear Power                                                        Corporation, China


AWARD                                         Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, Illustration West 36 silver medal                                       

PUBLICATION                            Jenny Bulthuis - Universe Series

Book illustration for Shen Shui Yin by Wei Yan Lee.                                                                              Published by Shang Hai Publishing Co., China