About

Jennifer is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brisbane, Queensland. Her unique work combines traditional art and textile techniques from around the world, such as weaving, with her formal training in fine art photography and digital imaging.

Jennifer's work explores pattern and perception influenced largely by her experience of a little known neuro-ophthalmologcal condition which means she sees patterned dots in her visual field, continuously. These dots appear as a fine veil of dancing, kaleidoscopic colour that can never be turned off. Even on the calmest day and in the simplest of environments, surroundings that may seem static and plain to others are full of movement and decoration. Jennifer shares this unique experience of the world through her art. It may be a view not perceived by everyone, but no matter how we see the world, pattern still exists all around us both man-made and naturally occurring; from the beauty and complexity of fractals in nature to the printed fabric of your clothing.

Her artwork often incorporates recycled materials and images of discarded and decayed objects emphasising that pattern and beauty can be found in everyday things. Understanding that beauty exists in the imperfect, not disimilar to the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi.

Jennifer holds a degree in fine art and during four years spent in New Zealand ran her own gallery in the picturesque Wellington suburb of Island Bay. Today she works a full time independent artist from her sunny studio with her creative team to assist - a baby, a beagle and a bullmastiff.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts University of Newcastle

Exhibitions

Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize Lethbridge Gallery June 8, 2017 - June 18, 2017
Babies, books and rhymes Brisbane City Council - Ashgrove Library Oct. 8, 2016 - Nov. 30, 2016
Once Upon a Time The Art & Design Precinct Aug. 16, 2013 - Aug. 26, 2013
Own gallery Art Space Island Bay Jan. 16, 2002 - Dec. 12, 2004
Continuing Exhibition Art Within June 30, 2000 - April 1, 2001
Latest work Candy's June 1, 1999 - June 30, 1999
Liminal Ourimbah Nov. 25, 1998 - Dec. 5, 1998
Central Coast Arts Fringe Festival Various local locations Oct. 12, 1997 - Oct. 19, 1997

Press

2018 The Evening Standard Online '10 interior design trends set to be huge in 2018'
2017 Down Under Textiles Magazine Issue 29
2017 Grand Designs Australia Magazine Issue 6.4
2017 Down Under Textiles Magazine Issue 28
2013 The Loop Blog, August
2012 Etsy artists chat, Vivid Festival, Sydney Apple Store
2008 Digital Camera Magazine, Autumn Issue

Influences

Pointillism and op art

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29.4cm (W) x 42cm (H)
archival ink on acid free paper with post consumer recycled paper
$239
27.3cm (W) x 27.3cm (H)
archival inks on acid free paper with woven paper strips
$250
25cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Paper and acrylic on cut canvas
$195
35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Paper weaving
$380
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
acrylic paint on recycled paper with printed paper
$470
80cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Paper, wallpaper, oil pastel and acrylic on board
$550
42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)
print, acrylic and collage on paper
$850
45.5cm (W) x 65cm (H)
Acrylic Paint on canvas board
$230
22.9cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
acrylic paint on textured wallpaper on board
$130
25cm (W) x 25cm (H)
pencil and acrylic on card
$110
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