Jennifer Vanderpool

University of Liverpool Scholar Award, University of Liverpool - Art

A native of the Mahoning Valley in Northeast Ohio, Jennifer is a Los Angeles-based social practice artist who works across mediums to reveal relationships between physical landscapes and the unseen forces that shape them, knitting together narratives about forgotten institutions, people, and communities. Working in the Department of Philosophy’s Art, Aesthetics and Cultural Institutions program, Vanderpool’s Fulbright project investigates how late-twentieth-century and early-twenty-first-century deindustrialisation impacted British manufacturing communities in the Industrial North of England. Her Fulbright project developed from Untold Stories, an on-going investigation of post prosperity communities in the Midwest beginning with explorations of her hometown Youngstown, Ohio, and then Akron. Some of Vanderpool’s recent exhibitions include Garment Girl at Heritage Space, Hà Nội; Flores Para El Trueque with Mercadito & Mentidero, Bogotá, and with No Lugar – Arte Contemporáneo and La Huerta y La Maquina, Quito; Super Natural at the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow. Jennifer enjoys modern dance and is an avid fan of the Cleveland MLB team.