About & Contact
I’m a self-taught, disabled, visual artist. My practice involves
travelling into surreal landscapes and mythologies using watercolour,
dip pens, textiles or clay. Each material adds a different dimension.
There is a lot of whimsical animism in my work created by the ink layers
I add to the watercolours. Almost always working from an automatic process with no planning or sketching, allows a purely instinctive play, my hand dances in all directions adding the marks, forming the clay or laying the stitch.
Art allows me to travel in ways I no longer can due to being mainly housebound. There is flow and energy and movement, everything my disability has taken away. My work has a deeper message of disability to portray and I sit at the intersection of a number of barriers to the mainstream art world, something I'm passionate about changing through my work and collaborations.
Should you wish to purchase any work, please contact Jennifer Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or do feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com with a clear title so I don't miss your email. I'd love to have discussions around collaborations, commissions and exhibitions.
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2022 Outsider Art Fair, New York, Jennifer Lauren Gallery
2022 The Dove - A Sign of Peace and Hope, European Outsider Art Association, Virtual
2022 Recollections May Vary , Group Exhibition Mental Health Museum, Wakefield.
2022 Another Space Within, Group Online Exhibition, Outside In
2022 Labyrinth, The Void Collective, Sharp Gallery, Brixton
2021 Shapes & Patterns in Creativity, Group Exhibition, Yellow Edge Gallery, Portsmouth
2022 Granted a DYCP from the Arts Council, England. Exploring mixing physical and digital art, researching accessibility within the arts.
August 2021 Winner of The College of Psychic Studies summer competition. Work acquired for their permanent collection
Podcasts & Talks
2021 Podcasts for Working Class Women's Website with Charlotte Cooper and Marina Raven White
2021 Podcast Guest on The Art Newspaper, discussing disability, art and pandemic
2020, Make It Work, Talk at Sussex University
2021 Commissions for Working Class Women's Website
2021, Research work acquired for The Mental Health Museum, Wakefield
2020 Outside In, Artist of the Month