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ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY AND STATEMENT

Jenna Waldren is an artist from London now based in Edinburgh. She graduated in 2021 with a First-Class Honours in Painting BA from Edinburgh College of Art. She currently occupies a space at the artist-run Mutual Co-Op Studios where she continues to develop her artistic practice. 

 

Her work observes her immediate surroundings, documenting small passages of human connection between her friends and loved ones. She also often turns the lens on herself, attempting to contemplate how the world sees her as a young woman. Using drawing, painting and printmaking in a careful and tender manner, her work experiments with the balance of the graphic versus the painterly, juxtaposing bold lines against delicate, detailed areas of focus.

AWARDS

2018

Winner of the London First Prize Arts Depot Open

FEATURES

2022

Interview on 'Local Supporting Local' Podcast-

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7Bm5PbdGL2ZaBWTJws9I8U?si=adfb718b2570412c

 

Interview for Solo Exhibition with The Hen Collective- https://youtu.be/Hz27BpTJz18

2021

Interview with Cass Art Blog-

https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/jenna-waldren-discusses-lockdown-and-returning-to-university.htm

Video with Elizabeth Lawrence and Jane Hyslop discussing the 'Art and Playfair Library' Project-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JUaxZHp8FQ

2018 

Articles about Arts Depot Open 2018-

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/16411003.artsdepot-open-four-artists-honoured-exhibition/

https://www.insight-art.co.uk/news/more-success-at-the-artsdepot-open/

EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • 'GUT', Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh

  • 'Differing Parallels', Insight School of Art, London

  • 'Closing Exhibition by We are Sweet Art', The Bypass Gallery, London

  • 'Book Project', Tebbs Gallery, Virtual Exhibition

  • 'Tenderfoot', St Margret's House, Edinburgh 

  • 'The grass is always greener on the Sa-Lawn', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh 

  • 'Border Art Fair', SSA, Jedburgh

  • 'The Hen Collective Retrospective', Blunt Knife Gallery, Edinburgh  

  • 'RE-KNEW'ED' Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh 

2021

 

2020

  • The Rattlecap: Pop up Exhibition, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh

  • New Becoming Normal, Portobello - @newbecomingnormal

  • Art and the Playfair Library/Speaking to Absent Voices, University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC), Virtual Exhibition - https://www.art-playfair-library.is.ed.ac.uk/jenna-waldren/

 

2019

 

2018

  • Arts Depot Open, Arts Depot, London

  • untitled DOKument, DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh