About/Contact/CV

About/Contact/CV

Jennifer Tazewell Mawby has an interdisciplinary practice with an emphasis on painting. Her works are idiosyncratic and often humorous with pictorial worlds and narratives crafted from content gleaned from history and myth, and stolen from data science and social media. Mawby’s work has been published and exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and the U.K. Jennifer is a Director and a co-founder of Vantage Art Projects (Vancouver, BC).

Jennifer holds an honours Masters of Fine Art jointly awarded by OCA and University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in the U.K. She received her BA Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia, completed the Management Skills for Advanced Technology (MSAT) program at Simon Fraser University, and the Fine Art Techniques Certificate at Emily Carr University of Art and Design (both in Vancouver).

She has participated in the Turps Banana painting mentorship program (2018-2020) (London, UK), studied with The Royal Drawing School (London, UK), and was recently accepted into the The New Art School‘s global mentorship program for 2020 (London, UK). Jennifer is an enthusiastic member of the New York City Crit Club. Portrait by Rennie Brown. Contact by email.

 

Jennifer Jean Tazewell Mawby

Canadian/British
Born: Richmond, BC CANADA
Lives & Works: Vancouver, BC Canada and La Pénita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, Mexico.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS/PROJECTS/FLAT FILES/SCREENINGS

2020 – World Series Pop Up – Flat Files, San Deigo, CA (@worldseriessd)
2020 – GIFC Worldwide Hot Paper – Flat Files, Oslo, NO (@gifcworldwide)
2020 – New York City Crit Club Flat Files. New York, NY (@nyccritclubflatfiles)
2020 – selected for Murmuración, printmaking installation organized by Andrea deBruijn and Heather J. A. Thomson. Group. SGCI PUERTOGRAFICO 2020, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2019 – Friends and Family. Group. Daine Singer Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria AU (Nov 1 – Dec 20)
2019 – Platform Center, Winnipeg Man, Video screening evening of video work “The Liquid Gesture”
2019 – Flat Rate Contemporary 4, Flat Files. Group. (Oct – Nov)
2017 – “Got it for Cheap“. Group. 23 works on paper travelling with this project: Macaulay Fine Art (MFA), Vancouver BC; Chart ArtFair, Copenhagen; The Hole, NYC; 0-0 LA, Los Angeles; Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway; R/SF Projects, San Francisco, CA.
2014 – “The Healing Room” MA Fine Art Thesis. Solo presentation. “The Nine Exhibition”, Bank Street Art Centre, Sheffield, UK
2013 – “The Human Animal”. Group. Gallery B, Cumberland, BC (September 2013).
2012 – “The Aviary” – Solo. Quinary Art Projects, Vancouver BC (July). Curated by Wesley Yuen.
2011 – “Give & Take” – (e)merge Artist Platform Series. Art Fair Invited Project Artist. Washington, DC (Sept. 22-25/11)
2010 – “The Sun, The Moon & The Stars” – Solo. Grace Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (September)
2009 – 10″x10″ – Gallery Atsui. Group. Vancouver BC, Canada (December)
2009 – “The Love Letter Show”. Group. Grace Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (February)
2009 – “Let Them Eat Cake”. Group. Gallery Atsui, Vancouver BC, Canada (February)
2007 – “Nocturne”. Group. Exposure Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2007 – “Persona”. Group. Exposure Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada
2006 – “Polyglot” – SWARM Artist Run Festival, Vancouver BC, Canada

PROJECTS

2015 – @Xxcerpt – Snapchat narrative project launched at ISEA 2015, Vancouver BC Canada.
(June 2015), now playing out over Facebook

PUBLICATIONS

2017-2019 – Byron Aceman Collection – Book curation, editor and designer for private collection with essays commissioned by Doretta Lau and Lee Henderson
2010 – “Lateral Learning” – Curated by Paul Butler with critical essays by Dr. Jeanne Randolph & Mark Clintberg (Editor & Publisher)
2009 – “Vancouver Review” – Fall 2009 Issue (Featured Centrefold Artist)
2006 – “One Shot” – Published by Visual Codex, Portland ORE (Published Artist)
2006 – “Showcase for the Visual Arts” Catalog (Feature Artist), Cambridge House, Vancouver BC

MAJOR COMMISSIONS

2014 – Bastion Development, Vancouver BC (Opsal Project)
2010 – Bastion Development, Vancouver BC (Pulse Project)
2009 – Bastion Development, Vancouver BC (Coast Project)
2009 – Bastion Development, Vancouver BC (Coast Project)
2007 – Bastion Development, Vancouver, BC (Corus Project)

CURATORIAL, PROFESSIONAL & JURY APPOINTMENTS

2008-2020 – Collection manager for Byron Aceman private collection
2019-present – Board Advisor, The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (casv.ca)
2016-2019 – President and Board Chair, The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver (casv.ca)
2013 – Fresh Picks Editions, co-curator. Back Gallery Project, Vancouver BC (November/December)
2008 – onwards – Co-Director Programming & Curatorial Projects, Vantage Art Projects
2009-2010- CODE Live, Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, Consultant (Communications & Docent Program)
2007 -2010 – Vice-President & Programming Chair, The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver
2006 – 2007 – Consulting Artist/Juror, Cambridge House “Showcase for the Visual Arts”
2006 – Juror, “Not Fit For Print”, Buschlan Mowatt Gallery/BDD
2005 – 2008 – Principal Consultant, Artifact Art Surfaces

ARTIST TALKS & LECTURES

2015 – Demonstration and launch of @Xxcerpt, experimental social media narrative – ISEA’15 (International Electronic Art Symposium), Vancouver BC
2006 – “The Studio Environment & Creativity in a Shared Space” – Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates Gallery Crawl, Vancouver BC
2006 – “My Monotype Printing Technique” – Hycroft University Women’s Club, Vancouver BC

SELECT EDUCATION/RESIDENCIES

2020 – Royal Drawing School, Summer Program. London, UK (May-June)
2019-2020 – New York Crit Club Independent Study Program. New York, USA.
2018-2020 – Turps Banana, painting program. London, UK.
2014 – Masters of Fine Art (Honours) – OCA/University for the Creative Arts, UK
2007 – “Art Talk” w/Lucy Hogg – Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC
2007 – Gregory Heisler, Intensive Photography Workshop, Vancouver BC
2006 – Mary Ellen Mark, Intensive Photography Workshop, Vancouver BC
2005 – Fine Art Techniques Certificate – Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Vancouver, BC
2000 – MSAT (Management Skills for Advanced Technology), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
1994 – BA Classical Studies, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, BC

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020 – Jano Lapin Art Online, When art goes beyond the canvas (March 2, 2020)
2018 – Make8elieve Art Magazine , Issue 13 “Charts and Graphs” – digital drawings featured: “Factions Mixed on Urban Renewal” (2017), and “Triangulation Tactics” (2017) (featured artist).
2018 – 1340Art Magazine – digital drawing featured “Optimism Rebounds in Early Returns” (2017) (featured artist).
2014 – UK show for graduates of Europe’s first distance learning MA (pressat.com, November 11, 2014)
2011 – “(E)merge art fair adapts site’s form and function” by Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post (Sept. 23, 2011)
2010 – “Straight Choices” 11th Annual SWARM Festival, The Georgia Straight (September 9-16, 2010, p. 52)
2010 – “Seeing More Than ‘Stars’ in Provocative Jennifer Mawby Exhibit at Vancouver’s Grace Gallery” by Paul Neimi on Uncle Paulie’s World
2010 – Interview with Jennifer Mawby by Kari Barett – Grace-Gallery Tumblr
2009 – “Stone Soup” Interview by Mike Landry – Things of Desire (blog) – (June 11)
2009 – “Stone Soup Preview” by Mia Weinberg, Preview The Gallery Guide, Vancouver BC – (June)
2009 – “Architecture for Humanity Art Auction at the Grace Gallery” The Georgia Straight (April 2/09)
2009 – “Let Them Eat Cake” by Jennifer Moss – Vancouver Sun, Vancouver BC – (Feb. 12)
2009 – “Vantage Art Projects” by Samantha Langton, ION Magazine – (# 54, Feb.)
2006 – Exhibition Review – The Pennisula News, Sidney BC – (Aug.2)
2006 – Hycroft Artist Talk Review – Metro News, Vancouver BC – (Jan.15)