Jenny Smith is a self-taught Canadian artist, writer and sculptor. She was born in Victoria, BC, and grew up in Calgary before returning to the West Coast.
Though she has created a body of work using traditional mediums such as oil and canvas, she is more well known for her methods hearkening back to cave painting times, as her process involves acting as a kind of hunter-gatherer, as she sources materials from places such as the thrift store, construction sites, and the beach. Considering this process and the symbolism derived from her materials, her work prods existentialism by exploring what we inhabit or perceive to inhabit, and how it shapes our interaction with the world.
Harmony Arts Festival - "Loving Our Planet" Youth Workshop, West Vancouver
“In Your Hands” 7ft sculpture designed to engage community in climate awareness, West Vancouver Waterfront
"What Are You Made Of?" commission for the Squarerigger Pub, West Vancouver
Group Show, Civilian Impressions, Remnants of Conflict Art Exhibit Opening
Coquitlam Heritage Museum
2016 - 2018
Noteworthy commissions including of Canadian celebrities, portrait of Canadian Artist Craig Yeats, portrait of anonymous international dignitary
Solo show, Catmando, Ambleside Bistro
Ambleside, West Vancouver
2015 - 2016
Represented by Craig Yeats Gallery
Dundarave, West Vancouver
Short story and artwork published in H.H., American Literary Magazine
Painting featured on the cover of Room Journal, Canadian Literary Magazine
Review of Governor General’s Award-winning novella Exit, published by numerous Canadian publications including Anvil Press and Room Journal
Winner of Provincial-wide essay contest of the Royal British Columbia Museum regarding Leonardo Da Vinci’s Art
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