Painter/printmaker, Jennifer Marshall, has been an established professional artist for over fifty years and first exhibited at Bonython’s Gallery in Adelaide in 1962. She studied printmaking at the South Australia School of Art under Karin Schepers and Udo Sellbach.
Marshall was Head of printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts from 1977 to 1989 before moving to Victoria where she taught at RMIT, Monash, Ballarat and La Trobe Universities. Since 1994, she has maintained a productive relationship with the Printmaking department at Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, working and exhibiting with Milan Milojevic and Barbie Kjar. In 2017 she will be artist-in–residence there working on a group of large-scale woodcuts to be exhibited later in the year.
Since 1975 she has had 37 solo exhibitions and participated in over 90 group shows throughout Australia, Europe and Japan. She was one of the inaugural artists at the Power Institute, Cité International des Arts in Paris in 1974 and in 2005 was the inaugural winner of the Silk Cut Award for linocut and the ANL Maritime Art Award. In 2005 she was the recipient of an Australia Council grant to the British School in Rome and in 2015 was awarded the Lloyd Rees prize for landscape painting.
Jennifer Marshall’s paintings and works on paper are highly regarded throughout Australia as well as in Japan, France, Italy, Poland and the UK Her work is included in the National Gallery of Australia collection, major State and Regional Art Gallery collections as well as in the archives of the Australian Print Workshop (APW) and the Glasgow Print Studio. In 2016 she was presented with the George Collie Memorial Award by the APW for her services to printmaking.
Marshall’s printmaking has been governed by the conventions of mark making, dictated by the use of cutting and engraving tools, and by her practice of drawing, which, although independent from the prints, nonetheless forms an important part of her works on paper.