Jennifer Brant is an interdisciplinary artist whose research and material-based practice tries to concurrently experience, facilitate and chronicle interactions with the more-than-human world. She explores relationships with the more-than-human-world, marginalized spaces, complicated emotional states, and futurity and system dependency. Using installations and interventions, field studies, textile practices, writing, drawing, and social practices, she encourages and documents moments that bring an awareness of interconnection and kinship, gently interrupt passivity and cultivate alternative narratives to our current mythologies of progress and nature.
Born and raised on the West Coast of Canada, an uninvited guest on the traditional, stolen territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations and on the land of the 11 Coast Salish Nations that hold Lasqueti Island as part of their territory, she divides her time between Vancouver and a small, off the grid island. Brant holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, a B.Ed from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
She is a founding member of the Speculative Art Collective, on the board of Duplex Artist Society and of EartHand Gleaners, and facilitates collaborative and independent residencies at Xwe’etay/Lasqueti Island Artist Residency and Field School.