Jennifer completed her MFA at OCAD University in the Interdisciplinary Masters of Art and Design program. Jennifer’s emergent practice engages reflexive embodiment through painting, research and teaching. Her current paintings are created in an experiential maximalist approach, rooted in painting, that enables a reflexive topology with material. A trans-disciplinary artist Jennifer has curated multiple exhibitions and regularly shows her work. She is also a founding member of Blunt Collective which exhibits her work internationally.
Jennifer's MFA thesis exhibition and research culminated in a publication entitled, Training Artistic Reflexivity in Visual Artists. It is available to purchase through blurb.ca
The exercises Jennifer developed or adapted for Visual Artists is also available in a handy guide called Training Artistic Reflexivity: Collaborative Drawing Exercises for Visual Artists. It is available to purchase through blurb.ca.
April 9 - 16th
Opening reception - April 9th, 4 - 8pm
52 McCaul Street, open daily from 12 - 6pm
Defence Date: April 11, closed from: 2 - 5pm
What does it mean to be artistically reflexive?
Jennifer explores the interdisciplinary entanglements of art making, pedagogy and research from within the disciplines of acting and visual art in her thesis exhibition, Reflex. Materials become scene partners in a maximalist process rooted in painting that enables reflexive exploration. Mis-tint house paint is a symbol of our detachment from materiality and of our avaricious consumption habits. Their hides are the skin of consumerism’s tailings. By collaging, sculpting, weaving and draping them, I allow these skins to embody materiality and explore the dimensions we ascribe as painting.
November 19 - Jan. 20th
Opening Reception Nov. 19th, 6pm - 10pm
1109 Queen St. E.
Why the @#&! Do You Paint?
Thick & Juicy
The Gladstone Hotel’s Annual Group Painting Show
October 19 – December 7th 2015 (12-5 daily)
Opening Reception: October 22nd 7-10pm
Oct. 23rd - 26th, 2015
OCAD University Booth, B2
Jennifer is a founding member of blunt collective. Established in 2009 blunt exhibits at international art fairs.