Jennifer MACKLEM


Jennifer MACKLEM
Undergraduate Program Director - Professor of Sculpture, Drawing and Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts

1991 – MFA Sculpture and Painting; Université du Québec, Montreal
1984 – BFA Parsons School of Design, Paris, France
1980 – Diploma of Painting, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

100 Laurier Ave. E., Room 214

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3736

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 Jennifer MACKLEM


Ongoing research

I am exploring video stop-animations, combining sculpture, drawing, overlapping video footage and sound compositions into my work. Ideas and concepts are derived from natural phenomena and perceptions enjoined with the physical dynamics of objects and drawings in motion. Public Art sculpture proposals consider site specificity, public interaction and urban spaces.

Awards and achievements

2006 Paul Pare Excellence Award for Teaching

2006 Marjorie Young Bell Faculty Fund Award

2005 1st Prize - Mixed Media, Arad International Biennale of Contemporary Art

2005 New Brunswick Arts Council Travel Grant

2005 Mount Allison University Travel and Research Grant

2005 Marjorie Young Bell Fine Arts and Music Award

2000 The Canada Council, Travel Grant

Courses taught

ART1321 B – The Autonomous Object
ART2024 A – La sculpture en transformation / Sculpture in Transformation
ART2025 A – La sculpture et l’image / Sculpture and Image
ART4089 B – Atelier dirigé / Supervised Studio 
ART5962 A - Atelier II / Advanced Studio II
ART6965 A - Pratique Avancée II / Advanced Practice

Selected publications  

2011 - Rogoff, Irit; Glaser, Julie; Harkins, Heather; and Bourgeois, Mireille, Editor: “Out of the Center: Scholarship Celebration Twenty Years Out of the Centre” Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax.

2010 - Jeffery, Celina. “winter: zone 1/ L’hiver: volet 1”, Centre d’artistes Circa, Montreal.

2007 - Lovatt, Tom. “Site /Specific /Sight”, Marion McCain show, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

2003 - Holubizky, Ihor. “The world may be post-dated”, The University of Waterloo Art Gallery.


Fields of Interest

  • Sculpture, public sculpture, animation/video, painting, drawing, installation
  • Mind body relationship: subjectivity and objectivity. animals and natural history
  • Popular cultural ideas around psychology, spirituality, fiction, narrative
  • Cross disciplinarity - visual art and literature, music, natural science
  • Histoire naturelle et animaux
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