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Artist Profile - Jennifer Angus

Jennifer Angus
Photo: Jill Kitchener

About Jennifer

Jennifer Angus was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She received her education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (B.F.A) and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A). At the University of Wisconsin - Madison Angus is an Associate Professor of Textile Design. For the past seven years Jennifer has been creating installations composed of insects pinned directly to a wall in repeating patterns which reference both textiles and wallpaper. She has exhibited her work internationally including Canada, USA, England, Spain, Germany and Japan. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants. Three of her works are in the permanent collection of the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand. Her exhibition, “Goliathus Hercules” at the John Michael Kohler Art Center was held over by popular demand for an additional four months. The short film “A Touch of Weevil” documenting one of her installations was commissioned by Bravo - The Arts Network television.

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