2003 MFA UCSB
In her latest work, Jennifer Vanderpool further celebrates and undermines the world of popular culture – but with an emphasis on the social and political. Working within institutional collections, Jennifer teases out underlying suppositions and makes manifest the hidden realities contained in the objects, by engaging the collection with her own practice. Installations are combined with performance and media.
Jennifer Vanderpool has an impressive record of extensive international exhibition.
In Bogotá her work has been featured in exhibitions at Galería Sextante and Centro Colombo Americano and in Mexico City at Nina Menocal Gallery. Some venues where Jennifer exhibited her work in Sweden include the Kalmar Konstmuseum, Designarkivet, Virserums Konsthall, and NEON. She also has exhibited at Stenersenmuseet in Oslo, RACA in Copenhagen, and Duna Galéria in Budapest. Installations exhibited in select museums and galleries in the United Stated include the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Riverside Art Museum, Claremont Graduate University, Indiana University Art Museum, Living Arts of Tulsa, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Koplin del Rio Gallery in Culver City, Southfirst in Brooklyn, Urban Culture Projects in Kansas City, and Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown. Recently, Vanderpool was the artist-in-residence at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Simferopol, Ukraine, and Pitzer College, Claremont, California.
Jennifer has been awarded grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, Malmö Stad, and also received project funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Sculpture, Art Papers, Artweek, Art Ltd., Angeleno, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star,Tulsa World, Dagens Nyheter, Politiken, El Universal, and El Tiempo, as well as numerous other national and international newspapers and magazines.