About the Artist

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Candace Jensen is committed to realizing a culture profoundly informed by deep ecology. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer, printmaker, calligrapher, activist and woods witch.

She proudly serves as the Letterpress and Book Arts Director for the Vermont nonprofit the Ruth Stone House, in Goshen VT, as well as the Art Editor and administrative collaborator for its online poetry publication, Iterant Mag. 

Jensen has exhibited work in Vermont, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, and Antwerp, Belgium. Her writing and artwork have been featured in numerous curated publications and anthologies, in print and online. She is a current artist member at Amos Eno Gallery, one of the longest continually running artist collectives in New York, where she has collaborated as an exhibiting artist, curator, and salon coordinator since 2018. She served on its Board from 2019-2021. Jensen also serves on the Advisory Council for the Brodsky Center at PAFA.

 

Jensen earned her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2018, and her BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2008, both in Philadelphia. She has completed over 1000 hours of study in Tantra, feminine form yoga, ayurveda, herbalism, and ecological agriculture, and maintains a personal practice and a student-educator relationship to these teachings. An autodidact, she is always enrolled in courses of her own design and curiosity.

 

2019-2021 saw her put on 4 solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Vermont, which featured her Gaia illumination work; visual art and writing rooted in the traditions of illuminated manuscripts and devotional abstraction, whose content highlights ecoliteracy, deep ecology and empathic writing. This series is ongoing, and will figure into two exhibitions planned at Amos Eno Gallery in 2022.

The artist lives and works in Southern Vermont, part of unceded traditional lands of the Western Abenaki Peoples, or Elnu Abenaki, where she is establishing an artist retreat and residency space with her partner, the artist Owen Schuh. The residency, In Situ Polyculture Commons, is dedicated to foster resilience, community, creativity, regenerative culture and regenerative food cultivation.

She is a dog mom of a rescued cattle-dog mix, Skyebear, and loves to forage for mushrooms, bicycle to the creek, and muse deep and melancholy.

Candace Jensen

The artist and her partner, husband and whole world, the mathematical artist Owen Schuh, at one of his exhibitions in Berlin in 2015.

www.candacejensen.com

Artist • Writer • Calligrapher • Spiritual Ecologist

New England & Philadelphia