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© 2023 Lamont Stewart Art Projects

Jenn Law

Jenn Law’s multi-disciplinary practice explores book culture, the historical archive/library, and print-based strategies of preservation and problem-solving. Working with hand-cut and altered found books, 3-D printed objects, and hand-printed works on paper, Law presents a collection of evolving artefacts transitioning between the past and the future, tradition and invention. In response to contemporary debates surrounding the purported crisis in print culture, Law contemplates the future of the book, our fetishization and attachment to its physical object-form, and our desire to collect and possess the knowledge contained therein. Here, the library as a living archive – both bibliographic and biographic – exceeds its material boundaries, facilitating and revealing the connections of texts, ideas, and readers across time and space.

Awards + Distinctions


2014                1st Place Purchase Prize, Pip-Squeaks: Small Works, Big Vision, Northbrook Public Library, Chicago, Illinois, United States

2012                2nd Place, The Print Show (9th Annual), John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

2010                Honourable Mention, Open Studio Nationals Printmaking Awards, Toronto, Ontario

2000 – 2002    Millennium Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, SOAS, University of London, England

2002, 2005      British Academy Small Research Grant

1995 – 1999    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)  Fellowship

1997 – 1998    Higher Education Funding Council of England (HEFCE) Grant , received on behalf of the Department of Anthropology, SOAS, University of London, England

1994 – 1998    British Council Overseas Research Student Award, tenable at SOAS, University of               London, England

1995                Central Research Fund Grant, University of London, England

1995                SOAS Additional Fieldwork Award, SOAS, University of London

1995                Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR) Fellowship, offer declined

1994                Philip F. Salisbury Award  in Anthropology (best undergraduate Honours thesis), McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

1993                John V. Galley Scholarship, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

1987                Canadian National Railway Scholarship

1987                Berol National Fine Art Scholarship, placed second nationally

1987                Queen’s University Entrance Scholarship, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

1987                New Brunswick Arts Council Scholarship



Public Collections


Northbrook Public Library, Chicago (Northbrook), Illinois, United States

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia