Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist, Ceramic Artist, Mixed/Multi Media
Jennifer Brant is an interdisciplinary artist whose research and material-based practice tries to experience, facilitate, and chronicle interactions with both the human and more-than-human world. Specific areas of interest include microbes and mycellium, systems and relationships, marginalized urban spaces, faultlines and erratics, and the precarity of all these things. Her practice includes installations and interventions, field studies, textile practices, ceramics, writing, drawing and sound. She works to encourage and document moments that bring an awareness of interconnection and kinship, gently interrupt passivity, and cultivate alternative narratives to our current mythologies of progress and nature. Born and raised on the West Coast, an uninvited guest on the stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ /Selilwitulh (Tslei-wa-tuth) people, as well as on the territory of the Tla-amin people, she divides her time between Vancouver and xʷɛʔɛt̓ay (Lasqueti Island), a small island, off the grid. Brant holds a BFA and MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and a BEd from the University of British Columbia.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Samples of my work
Jennifer Brant’s art practice is rooted in a desire to be present and to make connections. Whether singing and recording birdsong, translating energy and mining maps into rugs with wool from her mother and grandmother's stashes, or gifting fermented vegetables in handmade ceramic containers, the processes of working with materials and cultivating kinship are central to her practice. She attempts to take embodied experiences and translate them into poetic objects. These objects are meant to act as archives of an experience, or as invitations to interact with each other and the other-than-human world. She approaches her research and making with care, centralizing polyontological thinking, curiosity, and decolonization strategies.