About the Artist
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 Programming Director for the Vermont poetry nonprofit the Ruth Stone House, in Goshen VT, as well as the assistant 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 joined the Board in 2019.
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.
2019-2020 saw her put on 3 solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Putney (VT), which feature 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. She continues this series currently.
The artist lives and works in Southern Vermont, part of unceded traditional lands of the Western Abenaki Peoples, N'dakinna, 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, regenerative culture and regenerative food cultivation.
She is a dog mom of a rescued cattle-dog and Catahoula mix, Skyebear, and loves to forage for mushrooms, and muse deep and melancholy.
Artist • Writer • Calligrapher • Tantra
The artist and her partner, husband and whole world, the mathematical artist Owen Schuh, at one of his exhibitions in Berlin in 2015.