J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist and writer based in England.
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|J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer and maker of maps, zines, books, poems, fiction, non-fiction and non-linear hypermedia narratives. She studied Life Drawing and Anatomy at the Art Students’ League of New York and Fibres and Sculpture at Concordia University in Montreal, where she served as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab, from 2006-2010. |
Carpenter has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental texts since 1993. Her electronic literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world including the Musée de Beaux-arts de Montréal, OBORO, Dare-Dare and the Biennal de Montréal (Montreal), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Images Festival (Toronto), Interactive Screen and In(ter)ventions (Banff), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), The Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Arnolfini (Bristol), Inspace (Edinburgh), Palazzo delle arti Napoli (Naples), Machfeld Studio (Vienna), Jyväskylä Art Museum (Finland), The Web Biennial 2007 (Istanbul), Cast Gallery (Tasmania), Interrupt Festival 2008 (Brown), Media in Transition 2009 (MIT), the Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2008 (Vancouver, Washington), E-Poetry 2009 (Barcelona) and E-Poetry 2011 (CUNY Buffalo) and is included in the Electronic Literature Collection Volumes One and Two.
Her essays, reviews, poems and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into English, Spanish and Italian, and published in numerous anthologies and journals across Canada and internationally including: Dandelion, Crannog, Geist, The New Quarterly, Matrix, Ryga, Dragnet, Branch, Carte Blanche and Blood & Aphorisms. Carpenter was named a Montreal Mirror Noisemaker in 2009 and has won the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, published by Conundrum Press in 2008. Her second book, GENERATION[S], is a collection of narrative codeworks published by Vienna-based TRAUMAWIEN in 2010.
Carpenter is the recipient of grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera, The Vermont Studio Center, Struts and the Banff Centre, and was E-Writer-in-Residence at Dartington College (UK) in the autumn of 2009. In 2010 she was awarded a studentship to pursue a three-year practice-led PhD at University of the Arts London / University College Falmouth. She lives in South Devon, England.
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