Jaq Chartier is known for her rigorous Testing series which explores scientific methods through experimentation with paint and process. Chartier's paintings incorporate elements of color field painting, process art and minimalism. Jaq Chartier received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and her MFA at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA). She has exhibited widely at such venues as the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA), Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern, Switzerland), KunstMuseum Ahlen (Ahlen, Germany), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), and Bellevue Art Museum (Bellevue, WA). Her work is included in many public and private collections, including the Schwartz Art Collection at Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA), Progressive Art Collection (Cleveland, OH), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA).