Jennifer Lefort, born: 1976
Lefort explores a fresh approach to abstraction and a keen ability to force gesture, form and color together in a graceful and original choreography. Jennifer’s continual extension of her personal abstract language and graceful mark making leads the viewer around her compositions in an open ended narrative and a constant questioning of a what if or what’s going to happen next sensation. Her extraordinary colors seem to survey the everyday in an unusual and unimaginable way, for example hot pink intermingling with the color of an unripened banana, blood red on baby blue. One cannot help but react to the colors for their immediacy and yet observe the skill of her markmaking and the meeting point of the two.
Jennifer Lefort holds an Honours BFA from Concordia University in Montreal and obtained her MFA at York University in Toronto in 2006. Recipient of the prestigious Plasket Award, the artist travelled extensively and resided in Berlin through the award led residency. The artist was recognized and selected as a finalist in the 2007 RBC Painting Competition. The artist was the subject of many solo exhibitions in Montreal as well as Toronto and her work was also included in many group exhibitions notably at Drake Hôtel in Toronto and at Oboro Gallery in Montreal. Her work is collected on both private and corporate levels. Some notable acquisitions of Lefort’s work include the Musée Nationale du Québec, Aldo Group, Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abbott, Hydro-Quebec and more.