Lot 322 - Jennifer Smith - Selene
Ink and Acrylic on Paper
A6 (15 X 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Jennifer Smith is a visual artist, painting, from rural Ireland now based in Giessenburg in The Netherlands. Jennifer is also founder of Clovermill Artist Residency. Clovermill is a free collaboration Residency with an international discourse based on the grounds of an old water mill in The Netherlands.
She received a Bachelor Degree of Fine Art, Painting in 2005 in Ireland. It was in Limerick that she first began exploring the female nude on large canvas, writing her thesis on perceptions and representations of the female nude.
Her work has been exhibited in Ireland, London and the Netherlands and several online exhibitions.
Highlights in her career include a solo show in Ireland. She was one of six young artists selected to exhibit with the Young Art Crowd at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fine Art – Painting
Limerick Institute of Technology, school of Art and Design, Ireland
Group exhibition curated by Katarina Janeckova Walshe at Marthas Contemporary Gallery. Austin, Texas. Opens 1st October.
Art on a postcard Winter Auction
Words and Pictures with Vantage Arts Project.
Group Residency and exhibition curated by Mollie E Barnes in November.
Every Woman Biennial (4th edition) http://2021.everywomanbiennial.com/
Salon exhibition ‘My love is your love” in Copeland Gallery London
Showing simultaneously in London and New York
Virtual group exhibition by Visual Space, https://www.visualspc.com/Exhibitions 17th May – 28th June
Ark Life Auction
Online Exhibition & Auction by Pallas Projects / Studios Dublin https://ark-life.pallasprojects.org/exhibition 10th June – 21st June
Online Exhibition #5
Selected by Althuis Hofland Fine Arts for ToPaintersToPaintings https://www.topainterstopaintings.com/online-gallery-submission
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The works I created for AOAP are a continuation of my current series of paintings and the exploration of a female gaze, inspired by Greek Mythology. Since I returned to painting in 2012, the idea of the gaze has become increasingly more important in my paintings. For me the Gaze means a freedom of expression and representation of the female nude seen through the eyes of a female artist. My paintings respond to a narrative influenced by social media, gender roles, representations of the female body, and perceptions of female beauty. These works were created with acrylic and ink. They present Greek Goddesses Hera and Selena. The reference of mythological characters add meaning to the paintings.
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