2021 Artists-in-Residence

Introducing our 2021 Artists-in-Residence! Stay tuned for workshops and public programming!

Jen Cake

June 28 – July 19 2021

Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, and the island of Newfoundland, Ktaqmkuk, as the unceded traditional territory of the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq.

Jen Cake is an interdisciplinary artist with a diploma in Graphic Communications from the College of the North Atlantic (2006). She also studied at the Visual Arts program, Memorial University (2011-2013). Most recently, she holds a diploma from CNA ‘s Textile Craft & Apparel Design Program (2017).

As an interdisciplinary artist, I use drawing, painting, collage and fibres to express my love for the natural world. I am motivated by strengthening my connection to the land, by seeking partnership with it and paying tribute to it through my work. I am brought to life by the vibrancy and luminosity of colour extracted from living plants. This includes the multisensory experience of being on the land, collecting materials and the scent of organic materials as they break down in the dye pot.

Jen and her partner Stephen Evans will be participating in our Family Residency program with their young son, Benjamin.

Instagram: @jencakedesigns