Jen Rae is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural producer and researcher from Canada, practicing in Melbourne since 2008. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2003) and a Masters of Art: Art in Public Space (2009). Jen has exhibited in the USA, Canada and Australia and is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the RMIT Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Award (2010). She is currently a PhD candidate in the Art & Environmental Sustainability Research Cluster at RMIT University and a fellow at The Centre for Sustainability Leadership and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Jen is also the Producer of TippingPoint Canada, (date to be confirmed), in Banff, Canada.
Jen’s practice-led research explores cultural adaptation to climate change and related environmental issues. She investigates the ways in which artist-led ecological projects can more effectively engage with the public by working in collaboration with other disciplines in the identification and communication of environmental concerns. Her work also employs methods to reduce the environmental impact of creating such works and is continually looking for innovative ways reduce to her ecological footprint in the studio and through production.
2009 Centre for Sustainable Leadership Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia Master of Arts in Public Space with Distinction, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
2009 ORGANIC MINIMALISM: NEW BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE, LA Artcore Brewery Annex Space, Los Angeles, USA (7 Canadian artists), Curator: Carrie Paterson
THE NOTION OF HUMAN MOVEMENT, Bourke Place, Melbourne, Australia (commissioned public artwork ‘WINNER’ in collaboration with Danielle Karalus), Curator: Kim De Kretser ěk'ō drum, public art performance walk, Melbourne CBD to Port Melbourne IMPROBABLE/IMPOSSIBLE, Shed 9, Central Pier- The Docklands, Melbourne, C.E.R.E.S. – ‘the other side of OUT’, temporal public artwork Brunswick, Australia
2007 EN RUPTURE DE BAN – AT ODDS WITH AUTHORITY, Environmental Design Gallery, Calgary, Canada Curators: Catherine Hamel and Marjan Eggermont (group)