Jen Mann b. 1987
Lives and works in Toronto.
OCAD - BFA (2009)
Jen Mann is a conceptual artist whos work mainly focuses on the idea of self in a post-internet world. Influenced by social media and popular culture, Mann riffs on what it means to be, and how we understand ourselves through the lens of the corporate gaze.
Working in many mediums; painting, film, sculpture, and sound, she is mostly known for her large-scale portraiture. Mann often weaves comedy and absurdity with other deeper and serious concepts to create emotional juxtapositions within her work.
The elaborate meta worlds within worlds she creates, take on lives of their own, and question our identities, reality, and life as seen through the lens of corporate American media.
Jen is the winner of the Kingston Prize in 2015, Canada's biennial top award for portraiture, she has worked with major clients including CIBC, Red bull, and Absolut. Mann has shown her work throughout Canada, USA, and internationally.
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