Jennifer Clews explores the sculptural properties of video and sound-based media. Through play with two and three dimensions, her work investigates both ‘real’ and ‘imagined’ space. It considers space and objects in relation to the human body and mind, and – by extension – considers objects as representative of the human form and state.
Jennifer Clews graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art department of The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. Notable awards received for her practice include: New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, 2014; Award for the Moving Image, Peacock Visual Arts, 2014; and MANY Graduate Residency Programme, 2015. In 2016, Jennifer graduated from the Art History: Politics: Transgression programme at The University of Glasgow. While here, her M(Litt) dissertation explored social, aesthetic, and political discourse in relation to Glasgow-based collective video practices during the years c.1973 – 1978. This paper considered the ways in which portable video – as a very new medium – was without the hierarchies of traditional forms of painting and sculpture, and therefore inherently able to meet the new needs of a changing local landscape.
Jennifer is currently a committee member at Market Gallery, an artist-run space in the East End of Glasgow.