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Visual Arts Open Lecture Series: Jennifer Crane

Photo of program faculty, Jennifer Crane

Photo of Program Faculty, Jennifer Crane

The Visual Arts Open Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics.

Join Meeting For Teas residency faculty, Jennifer Crane, for a captivating lecture by award-winning photographic artist and art educator based in Saskatoon on Treaty Six Territory. As faculty for the fall programme her presentation will provide an overview of her experimental art practice with a focus on her collaborative community engaged project: Meeting for Teas: On the Road to Decolonization. With an impressive exhibition record spanning two decades, Crane's studio art practice pushes the boundaries of experimentation, combining analogue and digital processes to create thought-provoking visual narratives. Her work has been showcased in prestigious galleries and institutions worldwide, from the Houston Centre of Photography in the USA to the Singapore International Photo Festival and the MOMA in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Her recent work "Tea with Anna" involves the use of home-brewed tea-based photographic developers to process film and photographic prints, resulting in stunning and unconventional visual outcomes. Crane's mastery of her craft, coupled with her deep understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of photography, promises to inspire and ignite your imagination.

As a professor and chair of Photography and Digital Imaging at The University of Saskatchewan, residing on Treaty Six Territory and the traditional homelands of the Metis, Crane brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to the forefront, offering valuable insights into the art world.

Biography: Jennifer Crane

Jennifer Crane is an award winning photographic artist with a significant exhibition record over the past two decades. Crane’s studio art practice explores the relationship between the body and the lens in both historical and contemporary photography using a combination of experimental, analogue and digital photographic processes. Her work has been exhibited widely both nationally, (including Gallery44, La Central Powerhouse, Dazibao, The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Eastern Edge, The Floating Gallery, Mann Art Gallery, PAVEDArts, The Yukon Art Centre) and internationally (including Houston Centre of Photography, USA, Singapore International Photo Festival, The National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal, MOMA,Tbilisi, Georgia, Gallery Zall, Wuhan, China, and Centro Colomba Americano in Medellin Colombia). Her work can be found in private and public collections including The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Crane has received funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. Crane is of settler ancestry and currently lives in Saskatoon on Treaty Six Territory and the traditional homelands of the Metis, where she is Professor and Chair of Photography and Digital Imaging in the Department of Art and Art History, at The University of Saskatchewan. Her recent work titled: Tea with Anna involves experimentations with home-brewed tea based photographic developers used to process film and photographic prints.