Jaelah has been working full time as a Meow Wolf Artist for 3+ years specializing in painting of all kinds, graphic murals, install, and the fine art of dancing while you work. She graduated with a BFA in painting in 2007 and then joined the Peace Corps to get a "real world" experience. She lived in a mud house in a small village of Burkina Faso, West Africa for almost 3 years where she volunteered as a Community Health Educator, learned 2 languages, pumped her own water and went without electricity. So much more real than grad school. Upon returning to the U.S. she set out to "be a real artist", you know… whatever that is. She developed herself as independent artist in Austin, Texas for 6 years and blossomed being in such a vibrant, radical, and queer city! With a studio and show room at Canopy in East Austin she continued painting and started making videos, doing performances, and creating immersive installations. She worked as a freelance graphic designer and as an art teacher to early elementary age students. Eventually burnt out on the art world and how unsupportive to artists it often feels, she took a chance and moved to Santa Fe to start a new chapter. Within 1 week of moving to town, she was volunteering and working behind the scenes with Meow Wolf artists. These people were her kind of people. This place was her kind of place. This idea of a new way to make art and support artists was a breath of fresh air and she has been working her butt off with them ever since! She loves the people she works with and she also knows it's important to continue making her own art independently of Meow Wolf. She currently creates, shows, and sells work from her own live-work space in Santa Fe, New Mexico.