Jen Mitchell

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Photo: Trendy Duncan

Artist, Curator, Jeweller

I grew up on a small island in Northwest USA, and now create art in the beautiful town of Denmark, Western Australia. I am deeply inspired by the contrasting landscapes of my two homes - one ancient and arid, and the other young and verdant. 

My previous career in Human Rights took me to five continents and included a focus on international justice, gender equality, and First Nations’ rights, and these experiences continue to influence my artistic creations. 

I work primarily work in oils and acrylics on canvas, and love the way in which the rich texture and colour of these media remind us to see the beauty in everyday life. 

 

As a curator, I am drawn to projects that both engage a broad section of the community and explore questions of how we construct our identity within an ever-evolving global context. 

Education 

2008-2009

MSc of Human Rights, London School of Economics

2003-2006

BA (Honours), International Development Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Unravelling, Vancouver Arts Centre (Albany, WA)

2018

4 AM, Butter Factory Studios (Denmark, WA)

2017

2016

2016

Big Fig, Art in the Atrium (Denmark, WA)

She Drinks the Wild Air, Ellis House (Perth, WA)

Wanderlust, Art in the Atrium (Denmark, WA)

Group

2021

2021

Legacy, Collie Art Gallery (Collie, WA)

View from the Magpie’s Nest, with Breaksea production company, Albany Entertainment Centre (Albany, WA)

2021

2020

2020

Threshold, Butter Factory Studios (Denmark, WA) 

Great Southern Art Trail Exhibition, Vancouver Art Centre (Albany, WA)

Embody, Blush Gallery (Albany, WA)

2020

Earth Cry, Butter Factory Studios (Denmark, WA)

2019

Touchstones, Denmark Artshouse (Denmark, WA)

2019

Life Lines, Butter Factory Studios (Denmark, WA)

2019

Just Add Water, Blush Gallery (Albany, WA)

2018

Castles in the Air (Albany, WA)

2018

Butter Factory (Denmark, WA)

2017

A brush with Canvas, Great Southern Art and Craft Trail, Riverfront Gallery (Denmark, WA)

2016

Consuming Eden, The Cannery (Esperance, WA)