Jenny Hart was born in 1972 in Iowa City and raised in rural Illinois. She is best known for her work in hand embroidery and her design and supply company Sublime Stitching, founded in 2001. Hart’s work has been published in numerous books and magazines including Vogue, NYLON, Spin, The Face, Juxtapoz, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, FLOW, Little Thing, Uppercase and others. She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Paris, London, Tokyo and New York.
Hart is also an award-winning author of seven titles on embroidery for Chronicle Books. She has undertaken commercial projects for clients including
Penguin Books (UK), ESPN, MTV, Converse, The Washington Post and others.
In 2015 she was commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to design embroidery patterns based on works from the Met's archives for the exhibition Fashion and Virtue.
Jenny’s work is in multiple public and private collections of note, including the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Renwick) and the collections of many celebrities including Maya Rudolph, Tracey Ullman, Richard Simmons, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher and the estate of Elizabeth Taylor.
Jenny has lived in Kansas, France and Texas. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.