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2000                PhD in anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, London, UK

1994                BA (hons) in anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

1991                BFA, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2012                Unwritten, George Gilmore Members Gallery, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

2011                Mimic, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013                Boundless and Borderless, Portfolio Exchange, Open Studio, Toronto and Sydney Printmakers, Sydney, Australia

 

2012                The Print Show (9th Annual), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

                        Art Toronto 2012, represented by Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

                        Urban Nature, Malton Airport Gallery, Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario

 

                        Okanagan Print Triennial 2012, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia

 

2011                Merge: An Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists, AGO Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

                        Art Toronto 2011, represented by Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

2010                40 Years, 40 Prints, 40 Printmakers, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

                        The Print Show (7th Annual), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

1992                Sanford-Berol Prismacolor National Art Scholarships 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Université de Moncton, Moncton, New Brunswick

 

1991                Graduating Exhibition, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

 

Curatorial Projects

 

2005                Guest Curator, Penny Siopis: Shame and Sex, Freud Museum, London, UK

 

2002                Visiting Curator, Sympathetic Magic: Key Works of Penny Siopis, Gertrude Posel Gallery

                                    Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2000                Guest researcher and exhibition text author, Voices from Southern Africa, British Museum, London, UK

 

2000                Exhibition co-organiser with John Picton, Robert Loder and Len Green, Cross Currents: Contemporary Art Practice in South Africa, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset, UK

 

Teaching Experience and Research Posts

 

2000 – 2002    Millennium Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, London, UK

 

2001                Visiting Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

1998                Assistant Lecturer, Department of Art and Archaeology, SOAS, University of London, London, UK

 

1996                Visiting Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of the Western Cape,  Belleville, South Africa

 

1995 – 2000    Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, London, UK

 

Professional Activities

 

2011 -  present            Chair, Programming Committee, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

2010 - present             Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario

 

2010                Co-Chair with Patrick Mahon, Print Now Panel, Printopolis Symposium, Open Studio, Toronto

 

2003 – 2007    Reviewer and Juror, Noma Award in African Publishing, Oxford, UK

 

2000                Chair, Award Screening for Prize in Material Culture and Archaeology, 7th International Ethnographic Film festival, SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1998 – 2000    Conference Administrator and Convenor, Association of Social Anthropologists Conference (ASA), SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1999                Panel Co-Organiser with Mike Rowlands, Healing the Wounds of War, World Archaeological Congress, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

1997 – 1998    Conference Administrator, EIDOS (European Inter-Universities Development Study Group) Conference, SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1996                Conference Organiser and Convenor, Fault Lines Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

2012                2nd Place, The Print Show (9th Annual), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

 

2010                Honourable Mention, Open Studio National Printmaking Awards, Toronto, Ontario

 

2000 – 2002    Millennium Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, SOAS, University of London, UK

 

2002 , 2005     British Academy Small Research Grant, tenable at SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1995 – 1999    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) fellowship, tenable at SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1997 – 1998    Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) Grant , received on behalf of the Department of Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1994 – 1998    British Council Overseas Research Student Award, tenable at SOAS, University of London, UK

 

1995                Central Research Fund Grant, University of London, UK

 

                        SOAS Additional Fieldwork Award, SOAS, University of London, UK

 

                        Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR) Fellowship, offer declined

 

1994                Philip F. Salisbury Award  in Anthropology, awarded for the best graduating Honours thesis in Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

 

1993                John V. Galley Scholarship, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

 

1987                Canadian National Railway Scholarship, tenable at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

 

                        Berol National Fine Art Scholarship, placed second in Canada

 

                        Queen’s University Entrance Scholarship, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

 

                        New Brunswick Arts Council Scholarship

 

Catalogues and Reviews

 

Okanagan Print Triennial 2012, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, British Columbia

 

Selected Publications by the Artist

 

Law, Jenn, co-ed. with Tara Cooper. Printopolis: Contemporary Printmaking Today (Working Title), Open Studio, Toronto, forthcoming (2012).

 

Law, Jennifer. “Knowledge is Made for Printing: Joscelyn Gardner’s Creole Portraits, in Bleeding and Breeding, Joscelyn Gardner exhibition catalogue, Station Gallery, Whitby, Ontario, 2012.

 

Law, Jennifer. A. “The Gift”, in Penny Siopis, Kathryn Smith, ed. Johannesburg: Good man Gallery editions, 2005, pp. 102-117.

 

Law, Jennifer A. Penny Siopis: Sympathetic Magic. Johannesburg: University of the Witwatersrand Art Galleries, 2002.

 

Law, Jennifer A. “Genealogy and the Artist’s Archive: Strategies of Autobiography and Documentation in the Work of a South African Artist,” in Rethinking Age in Africa: Colonial, Post-Colonial and Contemporary Interpretations of Cultural Representations, Mario I. Aguilar, ed. Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press, 2001.

 

Law, Jennifer A, co-edited with John Picton. Cross Currents: Contemporary Art Practice in South Africa. Somerset, England: Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, 2000.

 

Law, Jennifer A. “Ghost Stories: Democracy, Duplicity and Virtuality in the Work of Candice Breitz,” in Fraun Kunst Wissenschaft, Heft 29, June 2000, (xx/xy/xxl: Alternative Korper), Frankfurt, Germany, pp. 45-56.

 

Law, Jennifer A. “Performing on a Fault Line: The Making(s) of a South African Spy Novel and other Stories,” in Para-Sites: Cultural Producers in Times of Transition, Late Editions VII, George Marcus, ed., Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 151-194.

 

Law, Jennifer A. “The Storyteller,” in Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa. London and New York: Museum for African Art, New York and Prestel Verlag, Munich, 1999, pp. 92-109.

 

Law, Jennifer A. “There’s No Place Like Home?” in ArtThrob: Contemporary Art In South Africa, Sue Williamson, ed. Online publication: www.artthrob.co.za, May 1999 edition.

 

Law, Jennifer A., co-authored with Stuart Douglas. “Beating Around the Bush(man!): Reflections on Miscast, Negotiating Khoisan History and Material Culture,”. in Visual Anthropology, Vol. X, Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers (with University of Chicago Press), 1997. pp. 85-108.

 

 

Jenn Law