Jean Bridge is a visual artist whose innovative projects have been widely exhibited in Canada and abroad.
Her work investigates the nature of space and place and explores relationships between the natural and
built environment through the structuring of sites and experiences. Her work plays with the common-place,
elevating what is often taken for granted in the world around us. Her work invites active engagement and
the examination of assumptions.
Her most rec ent creative project is Canupy: Achilles Shadow – is an expansive artist garden and tree orphanage
in Ottawa at the Experimental Farm (on view to September 2017). Here tree saplings have been collected,
planted and are nurtured in a garden bed that resembles the shadow a fully mature maple tree might cast.
Other recent work includes Elision (exhibited at Brock University Centre for the Arts) - mural size renderings
of 3D models that fuse engineered urban forms with natural patterns of grown and two immersive video/audio
environments – Around the Block and Livelihood (both exhibited at Red Head Gallery in Toronto) – in which
we walk disarming urban streetscapes.
Bridge's work is held in many public and private art collections including those of Canada Council Art Bank;
Ottawa Art Gallery; Fornsallen, Visby, Sweden; Kamloops Art Gallery.