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Jenny Lion

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Art, Art History & Visual Studies


Jenny Lion works with film and video in cinematic, participatory, and gallery contexts. Originally trained as a dancer, she frequently collaborates, in groups and with individuals, and often over long periods of time. Her collective and individual video projects have screened widely and received funding from the Jerome, Bush and McKnight Foundations and the Canada Council for the Arts, and her curatorial work on expanded documentary practices and Canadian artists’ video has been widely exhibited. Jenny has been working with northern Nevada residents documenting military, industrial, indigenous, and settler cultural sites since 2005, and she is currently collaborating with pioneering video artist Wendy Clarke re-enacting the historic participatory project The Love Tapes. Jenny is a 2021 Creative Capital Awardee, a 2022 Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Studio Resident, and is currently completing a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her book Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video was published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies · 2023 - Present Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of California, San Diego · 2000 M.F.A.