Whitney Oldenburg was born in 1987 in Jacksonville, FL. She is the youngest of five children and a natural-born artist, who by the age of nine had transformed her family’s garage into a makeshift studio. By the time she was thirteen Whitney had already sold her first painting at the Left Bank Gallery in Sea Island, Georgia, and hence, it is no surprise that she graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Fine Arts concentrating in painting and sculpture. As an undergraduate, Whitney also studied and volunteered in South Africa receiving a Certificate in African Studies. The experience marked a pivotal time in the conceptual maturation of her art, and upon graduation Whitney was awarded The Charles Baskerville Painting Scholarship. She has exhibited at many different venues and events, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Cloisters Hotel in Sea Island and the Project Sunshine Annual Gala at Cipriani’s 42 in New York and has just begun her graduate education at the Rhode Island School of Design from where she intends to receive her MFA.