Biography

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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. The exhibition Ruptured Planes which will be on display at Espace Pierre-Debain (Gatineau), early 2019, is an example of these techniques. Jenny has also 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 October 2017 and the Ottawa Art Rental and Sales Gallery in February 2018. 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. In October of 2016 fall the two artists presented a sequel entitled Meat Meet at Gallery 101.

In 2013 Jenny joined the Enriched Bread Artist Studios. She is a former member of Blink Gallery. She has frequently shown 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.