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Bio & Statement

Jennifer Clark’s primary medium of expression is painting. Her most recent exhibition, Mind the Weather explored emotion and the subconscious mind through the creation of gestural abstract paintings inspired by Abstract Expressionism and the Automatiste movement. These works are one body of work in her creative practice which she continues to develop further.

In addition, she is painting an ongoing series focusing on the life cycles of living things and the role they play in a larger ecosystem. Through symbolism and metaphor Jennifer explores narratives stressing the importance of all natural life, the relationships humans have with one another, themselves and the environment.

Jennifer grew up in Toronto, Ontario and spent her academic years studying at Claude Watson School for the Arts. She later graduated from Concordia University with a BFA majoring in Painting and Drawing and Art Education. She now lives in Crescent Beach, BC and works in her studio at #204, 1000 Parker Street in Vancouver. She is a group facilitator with Thrive Art Studio supporting female artists and teaches workshops at the Surrey Art Gallery. She has exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery, Kimoto Gallery, Ian Tan Gallery and Concordia University, among others.


Photo by Mel Yap

 

CV

EDUCATION

Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec 2004
B.F.A. with Distinction

Claude Watson School for the Arts
Toronto, Ontario  1988-1995

EMPLOYMENT

Currently employed part-time at the Surrey Art Gallery
Mastermind Facilitator with Thrive Art Studio
 

EXHIBITION RECORD


GROUP

2018 “Address Assembly”, Settlement Building, Railtown, Vancouver, B.C.
2018  Kafka's, “Friend or Foe”, Thrive Art Studio, Rove Art Tour.  Vancouver, B.C.
2017  Kimoto Gallery, “Winter Wonderwalls III”.  Vancouver, B.C.
2017  Kimoto Gallery, “Canada 150 Exhibition”.  Vancouver, B.C.
2016  White Rock Pop-Up Space, "Exquisite Corps".  White Rock, B.C.
2016  Pop Up Art-Selfie Boxes with Group Z-inc., Surrey Art Gallery: Influx, Creative City Summit,  Surrey, B.C.
2016  Rove Art Walk, Thrive Art Studio. Vancouver, B.C.
2016  Kimoto Gallery, "Summer Mix III", Vancouver, B.C.
2015/16  Kimoto Gallery, "Winter Wonderwalls".  Vancouver, B.C.
2015  Newton Pop Up Art Walk, "Window Dressing:  Cabinets of Curiosity".  Surrey, B.C.
2015  Surrey Art Gallery, "Views From the Southbank II".  Surrey, B.C.
2014  Kimoto Gallery, "24 x 24 - Holiday Group Show".  Vancouver, B.C.
2014  Semiahmoo Arts, WRCC and Turnbull Gallery, "40 Years of Art on the Peninsula".  Surrey, B.C.
2014  Kimoto Gallery, "Spring Group Show".  Vancouver, B.C.
2013  Mobile gallery, Day of Drawing Collective Show, part of "The Big Draw", U.K.  Venues: White Rock Beach, Morgan Crossing, Surrey Art Gallery, Enver Creek School, Kwantlen College.
2013  Kimoto Gallery, "Grand Opening".  Vancouver, B.C.
2013  Kimoto Gallery, "Summer Group Show".  Vancouver, B.C.
2013  Semiahmoo Arts, White Rock Community Centre, "Watercolours".  White Rock, B.C.  Award: second place.
2007  Ian Tan Gallery, "Visual Diaries".  Vancouver, B.C.
2006  Mission Leisure Center Gallery, "Christmas Show".  Mission, B.C.
2004  Espace 306, "Traverse".  Belgo Building, Montreal, Quebec,
2003  VAV Gallery, "Salon Rouge".  Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
2003  Studio B, "Soul R Desire".  Gabriola Island, B.C.


SOLO

2018 Crescent Beach Pop-up Gallery (City of Surrey), “Mind the Weather”, (Sound by Mel Yap), Crescent Beach, B.C.
2014  Kimoto Gallery, "huma(n)ature".  Vancouver, B.C.
2007  Mission Leisure Center Gallery, "Inside/Out".  Mission, B.C.
2001  Executive M.B.A.  "To Bloom".  Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

MURALS

The Profile Co-Working Space, Gastown. 375 Water Street, Vancouver, BC
Parker Street Studios #204, Dazed and Confucius, 1000 Parker St. Vancouver, BC

RESIDENCIES/OUTREACH

2019 The Profile Gastown, Vancouver with Thrive Art Studio. Mural residency in main meeting room.
2019 Clayton AIR. Leading art workshops with the Hang Out Make Art Program, City of Surrey. Locations: Various Surrey high schools and Chuck Bailey Rec. Centre.
2018 Mind the Weather Exhibition, Crescent Beach Pop-Up Gallery. Artist talk and plein air painting activity with youth from Hang Out Make Art Program.

TALKS

2019 Work of Art Conference, Newton Cultural Centre. “How to Overcome Creative Block”.

GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Group Facilitator - Thrive Mastermind:
A group of 200+ local, national and international female artists who gather to support one another in developing their creative practice and business skills. Responsible for leading a group of approximately 10 women in monthly mastermind meetings. www.thriveartstudio.com

TEACHING

Teaches art workshops at the Surrey Art Gallery.

GRANTS

2016 Surrey Cultural Grant $5000 Awarded to Z-inc. Artist Collective (member)
2015 Surrey Cultural Grant $5000 Awarded to Z-inc. Artist Collective (member)
2014 Surrey Cultural Grant $5000 Awarded to Day of Drawing Collective (member)
2013 Surrey Cultural Grant $5000 Awarded to Day of Drawing Collective (member)  

ARTICLES

The Post, Volume 3 Edition 21 - Friday May 23, 2008
The Peace Arch News, Volume 37, No. 42 - Thursday, May 22, 2012