A native of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio, working in Los Angeles and the Midwest, Jennifer Vanderpool is a social practice artist, writer, and curator who investigates traumas in post-prosperity communities and the lives of the working-class.
Jennifer’s work has been featured in recent solo exhibitions at the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia, and Heritage Space in Hà Nội, Việt Nam. Her work is currently on view in the group show Transformations: Living Room->Flea Market->Museum->Art at the Wende Museum and Cold War Archive in Culver City, CA. She recently spoke about her exhibitions at the United Nations Việt Nam headquarters and as a visiting artist at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Virginia Tech University, and Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá. Her work has been awarded exhibition funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Ohio Arts Council, Kunstrådet: Danish Arts Council, and Kulturrådet: Swedish Arts Council. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded her co-curated exhibition, Manifesto, a 2018 Artworks grant. Currently, she is a US-UK Fulbright Artist Fellow at the University of Liverpool in the UK.