Medium drawing | film | mixed media | performance | painting | textiles | other
LocationFredericton, NB, CA
Jennifer Lee Wiebe explores themes of language, identity, and privilege through the settler lens of dual citizenship in the United States and Canada, with ancestors immigrating to North America from Sweden and Germany. Recent work includes Lingua Franca Spoken Here performed in Gràcia, Barcelona Spain through a residency with JIWAR Creation and Society (2018), the Fredericton Arts Alliance, New Brunswick, Canada (2018), and The Bridge Project (2018), Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada. Her show Abstracts 1-12 debuted at the UNB Art Centre (2018), and her piece Klätta EAB (Emerald Ash Borer) (2018) was part of the group show Depository Park at the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada. The six large format canvases entitled “Scratch cards for the Apocalypse” opened virtually with the show Attending the Apocalypse at the University of New Brunswick Art Centre (2020), and in person in the autumn of 2020, with support from the New Brunswick Arts Board. Jen’s work is held in private collections in the US and Canada, with the diptych “Dancers” selected to travel for an educational series through the New Brunswick Arts Bank. Upcoming exhibitions include a collaborative textile project at the Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery for the artist residency series in the spring of 2022 and the Connection Exchange Mentorship exhibition scheduled for the summer of 2022. Jen graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in 1987, with a BA in English and American Literature. She completed her MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993 and her MEd in Curriculum Studies with a concentration in Creativity in 2019 at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB Canada. Jen is the Studio Head of the Foundation Visual Arts Program Online at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She divides her time between homes in Fredericton and Maine.