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Jennifer Bruce

Jennifer combines drawing and meditation to create pattern, line and texture in artist books, drawings and prints. Intricate and personal, her work records memories, thoughts and emotions using monoprint, collagraph and paper cut. She enjoys the sculptural form of the artist book and the opportunity it provides to experiment with new structures.

Jennifer studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (1998 – 2002), gaining a First Class Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork, and has completed a foundation course in Art Therapy. Selected exhibitions: Open Books – Anne Frank: A History for Today, Stirling University (2015); Artists’ Bookmarket, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2015, 2014, 2013); Artists’ Book Market, Baltic, Newcastle (2014); north bound, Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness (2014); bound : unbound, McNaughtan’s Bookshop, Edinburgh (2013); Paper Page Process, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (2012); Paint Print Page, McNaughtan’s Bookshop, Edinburgh (2011); Society of Scottish Artists, Edinburgh (2011); Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh (2013, 2011); By Leaves We Live, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, (2013, 2011, 2010); Hidden Door Festival, Roxy Art House, Edinburgh (2010). Jen’s work is held in various collections including Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art); Edinburgh College of Art – University of Edinburgh; and the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh. Jen lives and works in Edinburgh.

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