Jennie Vegt is a contemporary painter living and working in Edmonton. Since receiving her Bachelor of Fine arts in 2011, Jennie's work has been collected for permanent public display at Norquest College, City Hall, the City of Edmonton Tower, the University of Alberta, as well as private collections worldwide. Her work as also been featured in Toronto and New York art fairs. During her role as the Artist in Residence for Edmonton City Hall from 2014 – 2016, she and her collaborators in RISE (Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton) received Honourable Mention for the Governor General History Award for their work in a historical art series.

Working primarily in oil paint, Jennie maintains a whimsical style and palette throughout her portraits, landscapes and more abstracted work. Though each piece lands on a sliding scale from naturalistic to fantastical, her work is consistent in it's quirky, sanguine nature.

Curriculum vitae 

Education

2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Alberta

2007 Diploma of Fine Art from Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Reconciling Edmonton, City Hall, Edmonton, Alberta

2015 The Important, Mundane and Funny: Life at City Hall, Edmonton, Alberta

2014 The Works Presents Jennie Vegt, Don Wheaton YMCA, Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Dress Up Party, Incubator Program, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

2011 Untitled, FUSE Interior Design Office, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Ruby Slippers, Haven Social Club, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Untitled, Next Act Pub, Edmonton

Group Exhibitions

2017 The Inhospitable Woman, Nina Haggerty Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2016 YEG Canvas, various billboards downtown, Edmonton, Alberta

2016 Fine Art of Schmoozy, Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2015 Affordable Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

2014 The Affordable Art Fair, The Tunnel, New York, NY

2014 Love Art, Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario

2013 Gimme Some Space (Parka Patio Party), Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

2013 AV Art show #5, The Artery, Edmonton, Alberta

2013 The Fine Art of Schmoozy, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Art Jam, The Artery, Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Easy Street, Dutchess, Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Beaver Fever, The 410 Project, Mankato, Minnesota USA

2011 The AV Show, The Artery, Edmonton, Alberta

2011 From Soul to Sea Water, FAB Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Paint Spot Alumni Exhibition, The Paint Spot, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Next Fest Visual Arts: New Edmonton Artists, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Blue Whale, Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Works to Work Alumni Exhibition, EPCOR and the Works Building, Edmonton, Alberta

2007 Surface, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta

Collections

2016 Remember the Dead, Fight for the Living, City of Edmonton Permanent Collection

2015 Councilmania!, Harbin Sister City Museum, China

2015 Treaty 6 Recognition Day, Mayor's Office, Edmonton, Alberta

2015 In the Background 1 & 2, Office of the City Clerk, Edmonton, Alberta

2010 Visual Alchemy, (with Rachelle Bowen) Mural for the University of Alberta Chemistry Department

2006 Cello, Ritsart Gallery, Maasluis, Netherlands

Artist Talks

2014 The Works Presents Jennie Vegt, Don Wheaton YMCA, Edmonton, Alberta

2012 Dress Up Party, Incubator Program, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta

Professional Experience

2014-2016 Artist in Residence for the Office of the City Clerk, Edmonton, Alberta

2009–12 Volunteer Art Curator for the Haven Social Club, Edmonton, Alberta

2009 Curatorial Intern for the Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, Alberta

2006 Volunteer Gallery Assistant, RitsArt Gallery, Maasluis, The Netherlands

Community Service

2013 Edmonton Arts Council Jury Member   
2010 Independent Art Tutor, Edmonton, Alberta

Awards

2007 Frances Henderson Klingle Scholarship. Awarded for meritorious academic achievement and interest in gender issues

Media and Reviews

“New Exhibit Honours Indigenous History” November 25, 2015 CBC News

“#ReconciliationYEG to celebrate our histories positive relationships” November 19, 2015 Vue Weekly – Arts

“Sewing Soul in the City” September 7, 2015 Edmonton Woman Magazine – News Makers

“Life as emerging artist challenges University of Alberta grad”, July 12, 2012, Edmonton Journal – Entertainment

ChemNews, University of Alberta, October 1, 2010, pg 4

"Interns in Pursuit of Creative Challenge" March 19, 2010, The Edmonton Journal - Section D9