JENNIFER CARVALHO

WORKS
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Jennifer Carvalho’s paintings trace the history of past empires and the slow meandering movement of time during which ideas and information are either lost or passed on, and the ways in which this contingency shapes contemporary ideologies and contexts. Emphasizing a withdrawal rather than an occupation in the face of looming environmental catastrophe, her paintings consider the ruin as a site of productive potential from which something new might emerge.



Tiles like teeth, 2019-20
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)




Rise and fall, 2019-20 
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)




Wild flowers I, 2020 
Oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)




The stalker, 2019 
Oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches (71.1 x 55.9 cm)




Zona, 2019-20
Oil on canvas
24 x 32 inches (61 x 81.3 cm)




Jennifer Carvalho
b. Hamilton, Canada
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Education
2013  MFA, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
2006  H. B.A, Fine Arts, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
2003  H. B.A, Art History/English Literature, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Solo &Two Person Exhibitions
2021  tbd, Helena Anrather, New York, NY
2019  Every Empire Has An End, with Jenine Marsh, Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
2018  Night Thoughts, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2017  Things slowly curve out of sight until they are gone, Hosted by Katie Lyle, Toronto, ON
2015  As Above, So Below, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2014  Seeing in, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2013  Long Take, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, ON


Group Exhibitions
2021  tbd, Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
2021  Companions, Union Pacific, London, UK
2020  Dig Your Own Hole, Franz Kaka, Brooklyn, NY
2020  A New Light: Canadian Women Artists, The Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC
2017  Group show, curated by Jasmine Reimer, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2017  In Time, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2016  Sotto, Modern Fuel, Kingston, ON
2016  Works on View, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2015  Summer Exhibition, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, ON
2015  Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Landscape, The Art Gallery of
Mississauga, Mississauga ON
2014  Painting Hamilton, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON
2014  RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal QE
2013  RBC Canadian Painting Competition, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, ON
2013  In the Outfield, Olga Korper, Toronto, ON
2013  Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art and History, Orillia, ON
2012  JUNGLE, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON
2011  The Broth, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON
2010  Biannual Juried Exhibition, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON
2010  The Kingston Prize, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, AB
2010  The Kingston Prize, Waddington’s Auction Rooms, Toronto, ON
2009  An Alchemic Search, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr, Vancouver, BC
2009  Undress, curated by Jennifer Aitken, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr, Vancouver, BC
2009  The Kingston Prize, Acadia University Art Gallery, Wolfville, NS
2009  The Kingston Prize, The Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON
2006  SUMMA, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, ON
2006  Paper Walls, The Print Studio, Hamilton, ON
2006  Young Emerging Artists of Hamilton, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON


Residencies
2020  Banff Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre, Banff, AB


Grants & Awards
2020  Vermont Studio Centre Merit Grant, Vermont Studio Centre
2020  Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Fund for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Banff Centre
2019  Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist Program, Toronto Arts Council
2018  Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2017  Visual Artist Emerging Grant, Ontario Arts Council
2016  Toronto Arts Council Visual Artist Program, Toronto Arts Council
2015  Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2014  The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
2014  Finalist, 16th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2013  Finalist, 15th Annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2012  SSHRC J. Armand Bombardier - Canada Graduate Scholarship
2012  Materials Bursary, University of Guelph
2011  Tony Scherman Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
2011  College of the Arts Dean’s Scholarship, University of Guelph
2011  Materials Bursary, University of Guelph
2010  The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
2007  The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation


Bibliography
2020  Chris Hampton, ‘Art Trip: Care for Canadian women artists? Buy more work by them,’ The
Globe and Mail, 18 March.
2019  Angel Callander, ‘Inhabiting zones of estrangement,’ Public Parking, 10 July.
2019  Lucas Regazzi, ‘Toward a Contemporary Caprice: Every empire has an end at Franz
Kaka,’ Peripheral Review, 23 July.
2018  ‘Alumna Paints her way to International Coverage,’ Portico Magazine, 28 June.
2018  ‘Jennifer Carvalho’s ‘Night Thoughts’ at Georgia Scherman Projects,’ Blouin Art Info, 26
June.
2015  Robert Enright, ‘Jennifer Carvalho: The Landscape Going on Without Us,’ Border
Crossings, Vol. 34, Num. 3, Issue 135, Fall, p. 26
2013  James Adams, ‘RBC offers biggest-ever purse for painting prize,’ The Globe and Mail, 17
June
2013  Jessica Lovell, ‘Two U of G artists shortlisted for prestigious national award,’ The
Guelph Tribune


Catalogues/ Publications
2017  RBC Art Collection: Contemporary Works, RBC
2016  Art With Heart, Casey House
2016  Jam on Toast: Conversations Between Katie Lyle and Vanessa Maltese, Dave Hucal,
Hanna Hur, Jennifer Carvalho, Slow Editions
2015  Beyond the Pines: Homer Watson and the Contemporary Landscape, The Art Gallery of
Mississauga
2014  Painting Hamilton, Art Gallery of Hamilton
2014  RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2013  RBC Canadian Painting Competition
2009  The Kingston Prize
2006  SUMMA, McMaster Museum of Art


Curatorial Projects
2021  tbd, Franz Kaka, Toronto, ON
2015  What she is not, what she is, what she can be, with Colleen Heslin, Katie Lyle, Jenine
Marsh and Shelby Wright, Garden Avenue, Toronto, ON


Artist Talk/ Panels
2020  Banff Artist in Residence, The Banff Centre
2017  Agnes Martin 1974: Screening and Discussion, Hosted by Jam On Toast
2017  What arises in the Process, Gallery A and Art Lab, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery,
Oshawa, ON
2015  Painting Hamilton, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON


Collections
RBC, Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada
TD Bank Financial Group, Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Scotia Bank, Corporate Art Collection, Toronto, ON, Canada