Jennifer Vanderpool is a Southern California based artist who creates spatial interventions that often include experimental video and audio. She has exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Vanderpool has been awarded grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Danish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Council, and also received project funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Grant for her community intervention work. Her exhibitions have been written about in The New York Times, LA Weekly, Sculpture, Art Papers, Artweek, Art ltd., Angeleno, Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Tulsa World, Dagens Nyheter, Politiken, El Universal, and El Tiempo, as well as numerous other national and international newspapers and magazines.
Vanderpool has upcoming solo exhibitions in 2013 at ArtPlatz, Sevastopol, Ukraine and NoMíNIMO espacio cultural, Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2014 her work will be featured in an exhibition at Laznia Museum of Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, Poland.
Documentation of her work is available at http://jennifervanderpool.com.
Vanderpool teaches theory, visual culture, and art history integrated with praxis seminars at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has taught similar courses at the University of California, Los Angeles and Otis College of Art and Design. Vanderpool has been visiting artist faculty at international institutions including Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia as well as Ölands Konst Skolan and Ölands Folkhögskola both in Öland Sweden, where she taught classes on art intervention.
Vanderpool holds an Independent, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Art Critical Practices from the University of California Regents in the fields of Film and Media Studies, Comparative Literature, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Critical Theory. Her MFA in Spatial Studies and Critical Theory is from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a UC Regents Fellow. She also holds an MA in Modern Art and Architecture from Emory University, an MA in Community Art Intervention from The Ohio State University, and a BA in History from Wittenberg University.