Jennifer Van de Pol is an interdisciplinary artist and educator 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 qualities 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, 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.
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 plant radish seeds, of making poems every night that become song in my sleep, then yes, I’ll be that woman.
I’ll run with it and make marks on paper that become dance, I’ll cry when it’s inappropriate.
I’ll be a renaissance man and a cormorant bird too, just to shake up rigid notions of gender & dualism, I’ll lick my hands and smear them on fuschia stained paper, I’ll keep learning Tibetan and paint calligraphic letters on the bottoms of bare feet, I’ll float in the ocean on my back under the stars. I’ll be quiet and listen.