H. Jennings Sheffield was born in Richmond, Virginia and received her BFA in Photography and Digital Media from The Atlanta College of Art (ACA), and her MFA in Photography and New Media from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
Sheffield's work has been featured in exhibitions widely in the US and abroad at institutions including The Print Center in Philadelphia; Houston Fine Art Fair; B J Spoke Gallery in Huntington, New York; Lens Culture; Artspace 111 in Fort Worth, Texas; Colorado Photographic Arts Center; Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon; Living Arts of Tulsa; The ARTS at CIIS in San Francisco, California; Luminaria and Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, Texas; Pingyao International Photography Festival in China; McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio; Cambridge University (UK), and What Do You Really Need?, Medien Kultur Haus Wels, Austria. She has been invited to participate in panel talks and present artist talks all over the United States.
Sheffield is an Associate Professor of Art–Photography at Baylor University, and a contemporary artist working in lens based media, video and sound. Her latest work utilizes familial imagery to convey the intimacy and diverse roles and relationships individuals play within their daily lives. She currently resides in McGregor, Texas and is as Associate Professor at Baylor University, where she has been on the faculty since 2011.