Jennifer Vanderpool is a native of Northeast Ohio, working in Los Angeles, who creates artworks across disciplines that over the past several years explore Working Class Studies, a transdisciplinary field that integrates urban and rural studies within art, music, and literature and in turn addresses issues of race, gender, and poverty. Her recent solo exhibition Super Natural was at the National Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia, and Piter was part of the Artistic Interpretations of the Cold War Series at the Wende Museum and Cold War Archive in Los Angeles, California. She has spoken about her practice at Universiteit van Amsterdam; OVERGADEN: Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá. Vanderpool has been awarded exhibition funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant for her community arts work as well as artist grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Kunstrådet: Danish Arts Council, and Kulturrådet: Swedish Arts Council. Her work is represented by Galería Sextante, Bogotá.
Vanderpool’s curatorial projects engage socially constructed questions about the environment and belief systems as well as gender, ageism, and economics. She has curated exhibitions at the University of La Verne in La Verne, Crossroads School in Santa Monica, and Eyedrum in Atlanta. Ciara Ennis and Vanderpool were awarded a 2016 Arts Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their upcoming 2018 exhibition A Moderate Proposal at Pitzer College.
Vanderpool has been a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA, Otis College of Art and Design, and in 2016 taught at her alma mater UCSB. http://www.jennifervanderpool.com