- Contact Name
- Jennifer Iserman
I live in Walkerton, Ontario. My formal education is in the arts and social sciences. I am retired from the Ontario Public Service where I held a number of positions, including Senior Policy Analyst and Program Consultant in the Social Services field. Throughout my career, my art practice provided necessary balance and creative balm.
My books attempt to capture those unsung, mundane moments that I believe the poet Mary Oliver was referring to when she wrote “To pay attention – this is our endless and proper work”. By observing the minutiae, by not only looking out over the landscape but also looking at the ground beneath our feet, we can find beauty in the ordinary as well as the extraordinary.
I have been exhibiting quilts, book art and mixed media work since 1981. Some of my work incorporates poetry written by my husband, Bruce Iserman.
My book art was recently included in the Art of the Book 2018, a juried travelling exhibition of work by members of the Canadian Book Binders and Book Artists Guild. My book art has been previously shown at Artscape, Toronto; Quest Art, Midland; Durham Art Gallery; Minto-Harriston Gallery; Orillia Museum of Art and History, and at the Southampton Arts Society, where I received awards both for book art and for printmaking.
I am a past recipient of an Ontario Arts Council craft creation and development grant. I have a limited social media presence but occasionally post work in progress on Instagram as Iserwoman.