Artist’s CV

jen_picJennifer Linton

(a.k.a. ‘Lady Lazarus’)

  • Born 1968 in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jennifer Linton is an interdisciplinary visual artist working with animation, drawing, installation and printmaking. She is an instructor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD University (Toronto), and in the Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design at Sheridan College in Oakville. Linton has exhibited her art internationally, with shows in the U.S., Italy, and across Canada. Recent screenings of her animated films include the UnderGround Film Festival, Cork, Ireland, the Montreal Underground Film Festival, the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, and the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival in New York City. She’s received numerous awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.

Education

  • 2010 MFA in Visual Art from York University, Toronto. Specialized in Print Media.
  • 1994 awarded certificate in Computer Applications in Graphic Design, University of Toronto.
  • 1992 BA in Art & Art History, University of Toronto at Mississauga and a Fine Arts Diploma from Sheridan College in Oakville.

Independent Films

  • 2015 Toronto Alice. 5:26 minutes.
    The character of Alice from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the Looking-Glass’ is transported to contemporary Toronto. Whilst riding a streetcar, Alice encounters a pair of strange characters who engage her in an equally strange debate over whether or not they exist.

    • Official Selection at Animation Chico Film Festival 2015, Chico, California.
  • 2013 Domestikia, Chapter 6: La Petite Mort. 4:34 minutes.
    A tale of love, betrayal and one vengeful butterfly.

Official Selection at the UnderGround Film Festival 2015, Cork, Ireland.
Official Selection at the Montreal Underground Film Festival 2015 (Nominated for the 2015 Jury Prize/Nomination pour un prix du jury MUFF 2015).
Official Selection at the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival 2015.
17 Days video art installation, Western Michigan University (Michigan, USA) 2014
Official Selection at the Video Art & Experimental Film Festival 2014 (NYC).
Official Selection at the Female Eye Film Festival 2014, Toronto (Nominated for Best Animation award).
Official Selection at the Boston Underground Film Festival 2014.

  • 2012 Domestikia: The Incident in the Nursery. 2:01 minutes.

    The Nanny dutifully rocks a bird-headed infant to sleep whilst its older siblings play on the floor of the nursery. And then, suddenly and unexpectedly, a butterfly happens.

    • Screened in a program curated by Lynn Dana Wilton, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, USA, 2015.

    • Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) Showcase 2013, May 11, 2013, Toronto, Ontario. 

    • King Street Alternative Film & Video Festival, February 8-9, 2013, Toronto, Ontario. 
    • International Short Film program Animaldiçoados (Animacursed) 2012 Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. August 2012.

2012 Domestikia: The Unfortunate Incident Involving Her Hat 1:42 minutes.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 Domestikia: An Account of Some Strange Disturbances, George Gilmour Members’ Gallery at Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2010 The Disobedient Dollhouse – MFA Thesis Exhibition, Board of Directors, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2006 Family planning for the creative professional, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2006 St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
  • 2005 Gravid, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2005 St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins, White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario.
  • 2003 St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2001 Postmodern Fables, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2000 The Bitter Seed, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1998 Sacred Illusions, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 1994 The Female Construct, Samuel J. Zacks Gallery, Stong College, York University, North York, Ontario.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 Screen Play, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2013 Blueprints, Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, Hamilton, Ontario. Show curated by Chris Saba.
  • 2012 The Disobedient Dollhouse, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario. Show curated by Carla Garnet and ran concurrent with Suzy Lake’s Political Politics.
  • 2012 Domestikia: The Incident in the Nursery (2:00 minute short animated film) was screened at the International Short Film program of the Animaldiçoados (Animacursed) 2012 Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 2011 Work featured by Open Studio in the curated exhibition at Art Toronto 2011, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
  • 2010 Printapalooza!, Gales Gallery, York University, Toronto.
  • 2009 Inquire Within — York MFA/PhD 2009 Summer Show, Loop Gallery, Toronto.
  • 2009 art@suite 500: works by York University Graduate students in the Visual Arts,
    Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre..
  • 2008 Oh-La-La, a visual art exhibition at Ladyfest, a festival which celebrates contemporary feminism in the arts, Beaver Hall Art Gallery, Toronto.
  • 2008 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Original Prints, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.
  • 2007 Forest for the Trees, Circolo Culturale Il Gabbiano, La Spezia, Italy.
  • 2007 In Her Presence, Print Sales Gallery at Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2007 Identity and Expression, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • 2006 Forest for the Trees, Lonsdale Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • 2006 Of Ill Repute: Conscious Deviance and the Reclamation of Feminine Desire, Gallery 555, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • 2005 Woof, Fran Hill Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2005 Subject(ive) Aesthetics, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2004 That Obscure Object of Desire: A Group Exhibition of Visions of Delight, Fascination and Desire, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario
  • 2004 43rd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
  • 2003 Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.
  • 2002 Whole, A.W.O.L. Gallery, Toronto
  • 2002 41st Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
  • 2002 Bag of Tricks II, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto.

Grants, Awards & Residencies

  • 2014 Recipient of the “Media Artists: Emerging” Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2014 Travel Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2012 Recipient of the “Media Artists: Emerging” Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2012 Recipient of the “Media Artists, Level One” Grant, Toronto Arts Council.
  • 2005 Recipient of the “Individual Artist — Emerging” Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2004 Recipient of the “Visual Arts – Creation/Production” Emerging Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2004 “Exhibition Assistance Grant”, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2004 “Honourable Mention in Printmaking” Award, 43rd Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto.
  • 2003 Jurors award, Open Juried Exhibition, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.
  • 2003 Recipient of the “Visual Arts – Creation/Production” Emerging Artist Grant, Canada Council for the Arts.
  • 2003 Self-directed visual arts residency at The Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta), April 8-22, 2003.
  • 2003 Recipient of the “Individual Artist — Emerging” Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2001 Recipient of the “Emerging” Individual Artist’s Grant, Toronto Arts Council.
  • 2001 Recipient of the “Individual Artist — Emerging” Grant, Ontario Arts Council.
  • 2000 Awarded “Best of Show” at the Open Juried Exhibition, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto.

Publications & Artist’s Talks

  • 2011 Featured artist in Carousel Magazine, Volume #27, Summer/Fall 2011.
  • 2011 Interviewed by Connie Jeske Crane for the article “Portrait of the Artist as a Mother” for the Winter 2011 volume of Herizons Magazine, Volume 24 No. 3.
  • 2009 Presented my work at the academic conference “Motherhood and the Environment”, Association for Research on Mothering, York University, October 22, 2009.
  • 2009 Work featured in the anthology Mothering Canada: Interdisciplinary Voices, Demeter Press, Association for Research on Mothering, York University, Toronto.
  • 2007 Artist’s talk at SUNY (State University of New York) in Fredonia, NY as a part of the Women’s History Month programming, March 8, 2007.
  • 2006 Invited by Jess Dobkin to deliver an artist’s talk to her Women in Art class at the University of Toronto, November 10, 2006.
  • 2006 Artist’s talk at Alternator Gallery in Kelowna, British Columbia in support of exhibition St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins, July 29, 2006.
  • 2005 Work featured in the anthology Red Light: Superheroes, Saints and Sluts, edited by Anna Camilleri, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver, 2005.
  • 2005 Artist’s talk at Nipissing University, North Bay. Sponsored by the department of Gender Studies & Fine Arts as a part of International Women’s Week, March 7, 2005.

Selected Reviews & Interviews

  • 2010 Wisniewski, Karolina. “Print symposium invades York”, Excalibur, November 16, 2010.
  • 2006 Priegert, Portia. “No victims among these females”, review of the solo exhibition
    “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in the Kelowna Daily Courier, Kelowna, British Columbia, August 9, 2006.
  • 2006 Regan, Kate. Review of the solo exhibition “Family planning for the Creative Professional” in Toronto Life Magazine, July 2006.
  • 2005 Interviewed by CIUT 89.5 FM for the solo show “Gravid”, June 20, 2005
  • 2005 Farquharson, Catherine. “Getting Personal – Women explore subjectivity”, review of group show “Subject(ive) Aesthetics” at A Space Gallery in NOW
    Magazine, February 10, 2005.
  • 2003 Balzer, David. “We got art: A look at the highlights and low points of Toronto’s visual art scene in 2003”, solo show included in: “Greatest Hits: Solo Shows, Painting or Drawing, Figurative” in Eye Magazine, December 25, 2003.
  • 2003 Osborne, Catherine. “Now that’s a present with a future”, review of the AP Sale at Open Studio in The National Post, December 6, 2003.
  • 2003 Balzer, David. “A kiss before dying”. Review for the solo exhibition “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in Eye Magazine, August 7, 2003.
  • 2003 Goddard, Peter. “Artist Jennifer Linton tracks virgin territory”. Review for the solo exhibition “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in The Toronto Star, July 26, 2003.
  • 2003 “Camp Catharsis”. Review for the solo exhibition “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in XTRA!, July 24, 2003.
  • 2003 Jordan, Betty Ann. Review of the solo exhibition “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins” in Toronto Life magazine, August 2003.
  • 2003 Interviewed by CIUT 89.5 FM Visual Voices for the solo exhibition “St. Ursula & the Eleven Thousand Virgins”, July 24, 2003.
  • 2003 “Anger is an energy”, art spread featured in Other Magazine, issue #2, October 2003, San Francisco, California.
  • 2002 Work featured in Wegway magazine, issue no.4, Fall 2002, as part of the annual Wegway Juried Exhibition.
  • 2002 Interviewed by CIUT 89.5 FM Visual Voices at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.
  • 2001 Placentile, Milena. “Shotgun Review” for the solo exhibition “Postmodern Fables” in Lola, Winter 2001/02 issue.
  • 2000 Dault, Gary Michael. Review in “Gallery Going” for the solo exhibition “The Bitter Seed”, The Globe And Mail, June 3, 2000.
  • 2000 Hanna, Deirdre. “Sweetness of Survival”. Review for the solo exhibition “The Bitter Seed”, NOW Magazine, June 1, 2000.

3 thoughts on “Artist’s CV

  1. Hello Jennifer
    Manchester University Press have asked me to write a guide to Gothic visual culture and I’d like, with your permission, to feature your work

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