About the Artist
Candace Jensen (b.1986) is a visual artist, writer and practicing Tantric. She studied painting, art history and metal-smithing at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, graduating with her BFA in 2008.
For nearly a decade she then worked as a visual artist, studied and taught Tantric Hatha yoga in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she properly left her heart before returning to Philadelphia to pursue her graduate degree. In Philly she continued teaching Tantra, while she earned her MFA in painting and printmaking with honors at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, submitting her written thesis and culminating exhibition, in spring of 2018.
Jensen has exhibited, collaborated and curated at venues in Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York City, and Antwerp, Belgium. She currently shows and collaborates with artists, writers and curators through Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, as well as throughout her home state of Vermont. She lives and creates in Southeastern Vermont, where she and her husband are establishing a residency retreat space celebratory of analog art and writing. She is an advocate for her peers and communities in both yoga and the arts, and seeks to support many kinds of creative practice through her residency development, as well as through future curatorial work and chapbook publishing.
Her current studio practice is centered around her contemporary illuminations and calligraphy, as well as her letterpress, as vehicles for her own writing and synthesized theory. She also continues multiple series of prints, paintings and drawings (as well as witchy cabinets, altars and codexes). Jensen is a voracious reader, and currently working through a meaningful ethos inspired-but-not-defined-by deep green theory and practice.
In her spare time, Jensen is an avid mushroom forager, cook, hiker and cyclist, dedicated to her husband, the artist Owen Schuh and their rescue dog, Skyebear. She hopes to be better at XC skiing soon.