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Biography

Contact me at rayemasterjen@gmail.com

Jenny's work combines painting, fibres and stitch work. Her recent work uses handmade paper and embroidery to portray maps and natural textural terrains. Her installations often involve the use of light, shadow and suspension. Jenny has experimented with the creation of maps through automatist techniques and social encounters. To this end she hosted an interactive performance at Chinatown Remixed in 2012; the resulting fibre and paper works were exhibited in Private Sea and Social Tea Maps and Table Top Cosmologies in 2012 and 2013. In an effort to further explore collaborative and participatory art practice, Jenny took part in a thematic residency entitled Society is a Workshop at Banff Centre in 2013. She will be showing more of her map works at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in 2017. Her interest in fabric, external encasements and the sociology of food lead to a collaborative performance with Karina Bergmans in the Cake Show at Pukka Gallery. This fall the two artists will present a sequel entitled Meat Meet at Gallery 101.

In 2013 Jenny joined the Enriched Bread Artist Studios and Blink Gallery. She frequently shows through both venues. Jenny has exhibited at Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, City Hall Gallery, the Ottawa School of Art, the OAG, Art Guise and the Centre Town Art Tour in Ottawa. Her art was purchased by the City of Ottawa in 2011. She was a featured artist at the Tree Reading Series in 2010. She has also shown her work at the ARTSIDA Auction and Concordia's VAV Gallery in Montreal as well as Toronto Alternative Fashion Week, Gallery 1313, Engine Gallery and AWOL in Toronto.