December 13, 2019 - Jennie Suddick: Get out!
As Crazy Dames, Jennie Suddick and Sara Udow explore the role artists can play in shaping our cities, through small-scale, tactical artistic happenings and dialogue. They look at cities as social and aesthetic environments and believe that collaborative, artistic and playful interventions are needed to address many of our cities' issues, whether it is searching for creative approaches to community engagement or developing new designs for underutilized spaces. They combine their diverse perspectives and skillsets to develop creative forums aimed to incorporate the artist's lens in how we design our future city spaces.
Suddick will speak about the research of Crazy Dames, as well as how these projects influence her cross-disciplinary studio practice, which is founded on the multiplicity, accessibility and engagement exemplified by printmaking.
Jennie is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. She has exhibited throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Jennie earned her Masters of Fine Arts from York University and holds both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Advanced Visual Studies Certificate from OCAD University (OCAD U). She is currently Manager, International Projects & Partnerships at OCAD U, and recently held positions as an Assistant Professor at OCAD U and a Lecturer at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She was the recipient of the OCAD U 2017 Non-Tenured Teaching Award.