About

Jennifer Van de Pol is an interdisciplinary artist based on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. An alumna of Goddard College, Vermont U.S.A. (M.F.A. 2013) and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC (B.F.A. 2002,) her work has been exhibited across Canada, in the Netherlands, Sweden and the U.S.A. She explores issues around quality of being (for both artist and audience) and the possibility of subtle profundity in drawing, artist’s books, video, painting and performance.

Her work is part of collections such as; The ACE Hotel in New York, NY and Portland, Oregon, Rubaiyat Gallery in Calgary, AB, The University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, The University of Alberta, as well as many private collections. Please contact her directly with inquiries about commissions or limited edition book works.

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I’ve been called a renaissance woman by un ami de Paris. If that means I’m capable of following my heart no matter what, of waking with the sun to knead bread, of wandering the garden in search of snails’ shells and seed pods, then yes, I’ll be that woman.
I’ll run with it and make marks on paper that become song, I’ll cry when it’s inappropriate.
I’ll be a renaissance man and a barn swallow too, just to shake up rigid notions of gender & dualism, I’ll lick my hands and smear them on sepia stained paper, I’ll keep learning Tibetan and paint calligraphic letters on the bottoms of bare feet, I’ll laugh like I’ve never laughed before, I’ll float in the ocean on my back under the stars. I’ll be quiet and listen.

telephone: 250.618.2829    email: j@jvandepol.com

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