Jeff was born in December of 1976 in Warren, Ohio. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Kent State University with a minor in education in 2002. He began teaching art classes at the high school level in 2003 in the town where he grew up. In the year 2010 he graduated from the Youngstown State University with a Masters of Arts degree. Jeff started adjunct work at the university level in 2015 as a Ceramics instructor at Mount Union University and the same year started teaching as an Art History instructor through Eastern Gateway Community College.
His education has been concentrated in painting; however he enjoys the field of ceramics and often uses a mixed media approach to his work.
Jeffrey Piper has been involved with many local shows and galleries, including The Soap Gallery of Youngstown, Ohio, Gallery 29 of Sharon, Pennsylvania, and The Mac Worthington Gallery of Columbus, Ohio. He works both as a gallery and commissioned artist.
As an abstract painter my goal is to create intriguing compositions that have the ability to take on different meanings for all those that see the work. Each work has significance to me, however my hopes are to stir some sense of emotion in others as well.