Uniting the visual traditions of urban and street art with the naturalised imagery of rugged, desert terrains and personal memories. Jen works within the media of painting, sculpture, drawing and poetry, as part of a larger investigation of the natural world. In doing so, Jen seeks to represent the many altered states of being, merging earthly and bodily identities to reveal the surfaces, communications and temporality of our world.
Jen is a self-taught artist from Liverpool, UK, living and working in London.
Jen’s working-class upbringing, queer identity and non-traditional arts education, placing a primacy on “outsider” methodologies, figures heavily in her practice. Additionally, she uses art as an escape from her unrooted past and the realities of temporally dislocated labor – the experiences garnered in various locations, day and night, are central to her work. Dripping, staining, dyeing and overlaying colours to mirror the abstract and elemental indentations of weathering and vandalised marks on the environment provide both a means of release, and the opportunity for review and revelation.
B. 1990, Liverpool, UK. Based in London, UK.
2021 Upcoming, Guts Gallery
2021 When Shit Hits The Fan Again, Guts Gallery, London, UK
2020 Working Progress, South London Gallery, UK
2019 No Measurements Required, Nicoletti Contemporary, London, UK
2019 Conditions, Whitgift Centre, London, UK
2019 Exquisite Corpse, Cell Studios, Arcola Northside, London, UK
2019 Hoovering: Enter The Vacuum, Red Lion Boys Club, London, UK
2019 Him + His: Here, Talks and Events Programme, Installation, London, UK
2019 Satellite Studio, Friday Late: Art Schooled, V&A, London, UK
2019 In A Small Room Very Loudly, Conditions, London, UK
2018 PROCESS! Festival, Somerset House, London, UK
2021 La Wayaka Current, Atacama Desert, Chile
2019 Conditions Studio Programme, London, UK
Frieze Feb 2021
WHEN SHIT HITS THE FAN AGAINFOR ARTISTS BY ARTISTS, 1 NIGHT ONLY. 4 Feb - 4 Mar 2021Through the invitation extended to established artists into the exhibition. We are hoping to reinstate a balance of power. Allowing established artists to shoulder emerging artists. 50% of sales of works sold by an established artist, will be distributed entirely to all the emerging artists involved. This redistribution of wealth offers a new outlook and model that is fundamentally for artists, by artists, creating an alternative system of support.