Jennifer Vanderpool

“The Modern Series is an ongoing project of archival ChromaLuxe aluminum prints and works on paper. These compositions’ subject matter emphasizes the industrial, architectural, and interior design of Mid-century Modernism, once manufactured in the post-prosperity communities that I investigate in my disinvested cities exhibitions. I create these compositions by abstracting and repurposing tourism, fashion, and design advertisements to create imaginary realism compositions evoking Modern culture.”

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.

Jennifer Vanderpool, Youngstown to Cleveland, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 21" x 17"

Youngstown to Cleveland, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
21″ x 17″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Troy to Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 21" x 17"

Troy to Geneva on the Lake, The Modern Series, 2021 ChromaLuxe aluminum print
21″ x 17″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Lake Superior to Detroit, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 17" x 21"

Lake Superior to Detroit, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
17″ x 21″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Austintown to Ashtabula, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 17" x 21"

Austintown to Ashtabula, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
17″ x 21″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Fort Wayne to Detroit, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print , 17" x 21"

Fort Wayne to Detroit, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
17″ x 21″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Cleveland to Bushkill, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 21" x 17"

Cleveland to Bushkill, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
21″ x 17″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Johnstown to Atlantic City, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe aluminum print, 24" x 36"

Johnstown to Atlantic City, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe aluminum print
24″ x 36″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Reasonable Rates, The Modern Series, 2021,ChromaLuxe print on paper, 9" x 6"

Reasonable Rates, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe print on paper
9″ x 6″

Jennifer Vanderpool, Now What?, The Modern Series, 2021, ChromaLuxe print on paper, 9" x 6"

Now What?, The Modern Series, 2021
ChromaLuxe print on paper
9″ x 6″