Jennifer Dawes


My work comes from a profound passion for pop culture and nerd references. Each vessel is not only a canvas for decoration but also is its own language of form. Utilizing an array of mark-making techniques such as sgraffito, under-glazing, glazing and luster, I create depth and complexity in the surfaces. The vessels relate to the historical form and decoration of 19th C. vessels and Baroque decorative style, which I contextualize within my own spectrum of identity in order to study pop culture themes.

Artist CV

Education
Residency, The Banff Centre, 2016-7
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) 2015
University of Western Ontario pre-university scholarship program for Art

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Exit Show & Sale, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta
2016 May The Forms Be With You, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta
2015 Muse, Anna Leonowens Gallery: Graduating Solo Exhibition, NSCAD

Group Exhibitions
2015 - Ceramics Show and Sale: NSCAD University
2014 - Ceramics Show and Sale: NSCAD University
2013 - Ceramics Show and Sale: NSCAD University
2012 - Ceramics Show and Sale: NSCAD University
2010 – Beal Art End of Year Show: H.B. Beal High school
2009 - University of Western Ontario pre-university scholarship fine art exhibition

Teaching / Technician
2013 – 16, NSCAD University, Studio Maintenance/Glaze Technician
2014 - Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Studio Technician/Instructor, Ontario

Conferences:
NCECA: Providence, Rhode Island: March 2015
Haystack Conference: Deer Isle, Maine: September 2014