Jen Waters

Jen Waters

EDUCATION

2005 - M.F.A. Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
·Dean’s Scholarship Recipient; Teaching Assistantship (Sophomore Sculpture)

1997 - B.F.A. With Distinction, (Studio Art), Concordia University, Montréal, Québec
·In-Course Bursary Recipient, three years consecutively; Assistant to Silkscreen Technician

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 - Following Mrs J, The Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Highstown, NJ

2003 - Bea Wades In, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2002 - Bea's Reconnaissance, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2001 - Tinted Smear, Resource Centre for the Arts, St. John's, NF

2000 - Painting Red (not nap time), A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto

1999 - Painting Red (once upon a girl), Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 - Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006 - Square Foot, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2005 - This Time Next Year, Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY

2004 - Generations.04, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2004 - Paper Airplanes – brute force will win the day, two person show with Dale Thompson, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2003 - 42nd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Canada

2002 - WhOLE, A.W.O.L. Gallery satellite exhibition, Toronto, Canada

2001 - Standard, A.W.O.L. Gallery satellite exhibition, Toronto, Canada

2000 - Blindness, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1999 - Unfolding, Alchemy Artists Centre, Toronto, Canada

1998 - A-Space Light/Lite, A-Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1997 - Women's Art Exhibition, Galerie ISART, Montréal, Canada

AWARDS

2004 - Nomination: Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship

2002 - Toronto Arts Council - Grants to Visual Artists - Level One (Emerging Artists)

MEDIA COVERAGE

2001 - Fast Forward, Canadian Art Magazine, Vol 18, no. 2
Newfoundland Today video segment: Tinted Smear, The Telegram Online
Arts Atlantic Magazine, Review of Tinted Smear by Elizabeth Mackenzie, Volume 18, no. 2

ART EMPLOYMENT

July-August 2011 - Instructor, 1118 Drawing Fundamentals
HEOP Program, Newschool University

August 2005 to June 2006 - Admissions Counselor, Parsons School of Design, New York
·Reviewed Undergraduate applications
·Represented Parsons at Portfolio Days in the US and Canada
·High schools for recruitment

2004 – 2005 - Teaching Assistant, Parsons School of Design, New York
Instructor: Vince Gargiulo Course: Sophomore Sculpture
·Instructed students on use of tools, equipment and projects
·Participated in critiques and grading of students

1998 – 2003 - A-Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
·Part time Gallery Assistant
·Co-coordinator of group exhibition In/Between (2001)
·Programming Committee Member (1999 – 2001)
·Exhibition Jury Member (1999 and 2001)

2000-2003 - Sistering Drop-In Centre, Toronto, Canada
Coordinator, Sistering Visual Representation Project
·Contracted to design paintings about the centre and facilitate their production by participants.
·Taught painting technique and supervised work sessions

2000 - Facilitator, Toronto East End Community Mural Painting Project
(A collaboration between the theatre troupe Mixed Company, the East End Community Health Centre and Roden Public School)
·Developed curriculum for project
·Worked with 11-12 year-old students in the classroom, from thematic and image development to building and creation of a three-panel 8‘ x 12‘ mural.

1996-98 - Artist Assistant to Gordon Sheppard, Montreal, Canada
·Painting, photo shoot and studio renovation assistance
·Archived photographs and negatives

1995-96 - Technician’s Assistant, Silkscreen Studio at Concordia University, Montreal
·Oversaw operation of studio on weekends
·Maintained equipment and facilities

1994-96 - Artist Assistant to painter Susan Scott, Montreal
·Prepared materials (canvas, paper, paint)
·Labelled and archived slide documentation
·Assembled press packages

Jennifer Waters, painting, still life, Parsons, The New School, MFA, text, art, artist

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