Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio: Featured Artist
Part of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s recent expansion, the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio hosts artists and arts professionals by providing them with space to undertake their own creative work. In this studio environment, participants are encouraged to draw inspiration from the permanent collection while engaging with visitors in many different ways.
As artists are undertaking their residency, Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to experience the creation of new works of art, and to learn more about the artistic process. Artists from across New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond will be invited to work and interact with the public through designated short- or medium-term residencies. Artists working in all media, as well as storytellers, educators, filmmakers, curators, writers, and performers, are invited to participate. By hosting a richly diverse group of creators, we will be able to add engaging new dimensions to the Gallery’s exhibitions and programs.
The studio program, which receives support from government and private funding sources, will provide visiting artists-in-residence with the time and space to create new body of work.
Residencies might include public demonstrations, presentations and talks, mentoring opportunities, and art instruction workshops and classes. Artists-in-residence will also work with Gallery staff and docents, teachers and instructors, student tours, community groups, and visitors of all ages. Residencies will be also be available for presentations, demonstrations, workshops and activities.
This program is offered as part of the Scotiabank Artist Residency Program.
Jennifer Lee Wiebe, October 19 - November 2
Jennifer Lee Wiebe (b. 1965) received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after majoring in English and American Literature at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine as an undergraduate. Her study abroad year in Scandinavia cultivated a life-long interest in globalization and the privilege of language, in particular English. Her recent work LINGUA FRANCA SPOKEN HERE happened through residency opportunities in Spain,Italy and Canada. Jennifer is currently the studio head of Drawing at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.
During her residency Jennifer will be exploring the use of text and imagery through sampling from social media sources. Her two series: "#Needlepoint", and "Scratch cards for the Apocalypse" are textile and acrylic paint-based, respectively.
Visit Jennifer in the Bruno Bobak Artist-in-Residence Studio 10:30 am- 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.