The Power Plant

Jen Aitken

Jen Aitken (b.1985) makes sculptures and drawings that combine perceptual ambiguity with structural clarity. Based in Toronto, she received her MFA in 2014 from the University of Guelph, and her BFA in 2010 from Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Aitken received a Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Award in 2021, and the Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Emerging Visual Artist Award in 2017. Recent exhibitions include the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg (2022) where the artist also completed a residency; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2021); Arsenal Contemporary Art, Toronto (2021); and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC (2020). Her works have been acquired by Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Kamloops Art Gallery; McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and RBC, Toronto.