Jacqueline Metheny received her MFA degree from Hunter College in New York City in 1991. In 1981, she received her BFA degree from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and moved to New York City that same year. She worked in publishing as a graphic designer before entering graduate school. Following her graduation from Hunter, Metheny moved her studio to Hartford, Connecticut and continues to produce her work in the Hartford area. Metheny has taught 3-D design, drawing, and sculpture at the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, The University of New Haven, and Trinity College in Hartford. She currently divides her time between West Hartford, Connecticut and New York City.