Congratulations to Jenn Long on being selected to be a part of the exhibition ‘Mother(ing)’!
Curated by Hannah Davidson
Aug 5-28, 2015
Mill Arts Project Space
Erin Faith Allen
Esther S White
Dara Herman Zielein
Jenn Long’s interest lies in the experiences of women, and the limited representations in which they are depicted. This has spurred her practice and forms a lineage from her earliest work through to her work-in-progress. For the past fifteen years, her artwork has explored issues of doubt, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships. Working with constructed narratives and a feminist lens, she describes the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life. Touch, gesture and gaze all play significant roles as conduits of conscious and unconscious modes of communication.
Bio: Jennifer Long is an artist and educator holding a BAA from Ryerson University and a MFA from York University. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and been published in numerous Canadian and European books and magazines. Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts and is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.
Image credit: Jennifer Long, Self-Portait from the series “Imminent”, 2012. This work was made with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.