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Current Position    Education   Solo Exhibitions   Group Exhibitions   Awards    Reviews & Notes


Current Position
Professor Design Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Sept. 2001)  
1991 M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
1984 B.F.A Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia  
Selected Solo Exhibitions

Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL, USA

  Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA  
2010 Diary of a Mad Scientist and Insect Collector
Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON, Canada
  Patterns of Insect Life, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI, USA  
2009 Small World: Secrets of a Collector, Belger Art Center, Kansas City,MO, USA  
  Locusts and Honey, Craft Alliance, St Louis, Missouri, USA  
2008 Insecta Fantasia: A Centennial Commission by Jennifer Angus
  Written On the Wall,Memphis School of Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, USA  
2007 Silver Wings and Golden Scales,Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, USA
  A Terrible Beauty - Chapter III ,Musée d'art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Canada  
2006 Terrible Beauty - Chapter II, Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI, USA  
  Agents of Nature, Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada  
2005 Terrible Beauty, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada  
  The Ball and the Feast, Project Room, York Quay Gallery, Toronto, ON  
2004 Goliathus Hercules, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, USA>  
  Chiyogami, Artcite, Windsor, Ontario, Canada  
  Carpet Beetles: Patterns of the Orient, Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska,USA top
2003 Bugs and Such, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, USA  
  The Observation Room, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI, USA  
  Relic, Gallery Stratford, Stratford ON, Canada  
2002 Eupholus Bennetti, Tusk Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada  
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Extreme Materials 2, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY  

The Sitting Room, Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA

  Dead or Alive, Museumof Arts and Design, New York, NY (catalogue)     
  Exploded View, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, Canada  

Strange Nature,Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada (catalogue)


The Garden, Invited artist, Tribeca Project Space, New York, NY


Entomologia, Invited artist, Observatory Gallery, New York, NY

2009 Super Bug, James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Arts & Sciences, Madison. Two person show with John Hitchcock                                      
  Current Tendencies: Ten Artists from Wisconsin Haggerty Museum,
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  High Honors: An Exhibition of Artwork by the 2008 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts Fellows,
James Watrous Gallery, Wisconsin Academy of Arts & Sciences,Madison, WI
  Subjective Nature, Engaging the Physical World,
NeoCraft Showcase, Anna Leonowens Gallery,Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University,
Work by Faculty, Staff & Selected Alumni held in conjunction with the NeoCraft Conference

The Shadow Ball, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada


Haptic, cafka.07, Kitchener, ON, Canada

  Native/Invasive, Forest Art Wisconsin, Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, Minocqua, WI, curator Ute Ritschel  

The Idea House, sponsored by Hamptons Cottage & Garden magazine, East Hampton, NY

  Wisconsin Triennial, juried exhibiton, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison  
  Exquisite Entomology, Greg Museum, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC Two person show with Janice Wright Cheney  
  Diagnosis of a Knot, a Lump, an Itch and Scratch Open Studio, Toronto, ON Two person show with John Hitchcock top
  A Cancer, University of Wisconsin - Fox Point Two person show with John Hitchcock  

ORANGE, EXPRESSION, Centre d'exposition de Sainte-Hyacinthe, Sainte-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada  
  Forest Art Path Labratory organized by Verein fur Internationale Waldkunst E. V., Darmstadt, Germany  
  Bug out of the Box Berkshire Museum, Piitsfield, MA  
  Installation/Innovation: Textile Art in the 21st Century, San Francisco Museum of Crafts and Design, CA  
  Diagnosis of a Knot, a Lump, an Itch and Scratch, A collaborative installation of monumentally sized prints between Jennifer Angus and John Hitchcock, London Print Studio, London, England  
2005 Dimensions Variable, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia  
  Bug City, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba  
  Material Inquiry 2005, Invited artist, Macalester Galleries, St. Paul, Minnesota  
  On and Off the Wall Installations by Jennifer Angus, Adam Davis, John Hitchcock, Cathleen Lewis, Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point, WI top
Selected Awards
Academic Awards at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

Graduate School Grant - Individual


Graduate School Grant - Individual


Romnes Fellowship (Funding over 5 years)


Graduate School Grant - Individual

2007 Emily Mead Baldwin-Bascom Professorship in the Creative Arts  
  Graduate School Grant - Individual  
2006 Graduate School Grant - Individual  

Vilas Associate Award (Funding over 3 years)

  Graduate School Grant - Individual  
2004 Graduate School Grant - Individual top
2003 Graduate School Grant - Individual  
  Graduate School Grant - Multi-disiplinary (with John Hitchcock, Art Department)  
External Awards

Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) Award, Best Web Project
Digital Threads, Textile Museum of Canada

  Wisconsin Arts Board Grant, Visual Arts
2007 Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Visual Arts, Mid-Career Artist  
2006 Exhibition of the Year, Ontario Association of Art Galleries  
2004 Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Visual Arts, Mid-Career Artist  
2001 Ontario Crafts Council Critical Writing Award  
Ontario Crafts Council Volunteer Scholarship  
Mary Diamond Butts' Award in Embroidery, Ontario Crafts Council  
Selected Reviews & Notes

The Art of Bugs by Lara Bradley Sudbury Star, June 19, 2010, p. C1


Of Compost, Molecules and Insects, Art is Born by Natalie Angier
New York Times, Science Section, May 4, 2010, p. D1, D4


Odd, and Odder: New Exhibition at OAG focuses on “grotesque”
Ottawa Citizen, Februray 27, 2010, p. G1-G2


Beetlemania by Carolyn Miranda
Art News January 2010 Vol. 109, No1, p.98 - 103


Bug Wings and Bits of Metal by Elisabeth Kirsch
The Kansas City  Star, August 23, 2009, p. F3


On the Fly by Portia Priegert
Gallleries West, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2009, p. 56-59


Cabinets de curiosites  by Elisabeth Recurt
ETC, July/August, No. 86, p. 24-27


Crawling Wallpaper by Jody Clowes
Utne Reader, July/August 2009, No. 154, p.33


Jennifer Angus and the Insect Kingdom by Jody Clowes
American Craft magazine, Vol 69, No. 2, April/May 2009, p. 64-67


Seeing the in 5,000 Bugs on the Wall, by Tammy La Gorce
New York Times, Jan 4, 2009, NJ p.9


The Art of Entomology by Mary Louise Schumacher
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, Mar. 10 2009, p. 10B


Terrible Beauty The Patterns of Jennifer Angus by Jody Clowes,
Surface Design Journal, Winter 2009, Vol. 33, No. 2, p 36 - 41


Creepy Crawly Creations, by Jennifer Hughs
The Record, Newark, NJ, Nov. 12, 2008, Section F, p. 1, 3


Museum Displays Exotic Insect Species,  by Allison Freeman
The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, Nov. 14, 2008, p.27


A Terrible Beauty, catalogue, produced by the Textile Museum of Canada, DennosMuseum Center, Musee d’art de Joliette


Contemporary Textiles: the fabric of fine art, editor Nadine Monem
Black Dog Publishing, London, UK, 2008, p. 180-181 (book)

  Architectural Digest (Russian edition) No. 4 April, 2008, p. 47  

Super Bugs, by Jessica Hemming
Embroidery Magazine, UK, Jan/Feb, 2008, p. 14 -19


School Bugged! by Tim Carpenter
News Grahpic, Grafton, WI, March 13, p. A1 & A10


Forest Gallery Needles Folks on Invasive Species, by Dennis McCann Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 19, 2007, p. 2H

  Hamptons Cottages and Gardens magazine Front cover, 2007 Idea House, Sept. 2007
Wallpaper with Wings, by Penelope Green New York Times, July 12, 2007, p. D3  
Bug Art beautiful, musical, delightful, by Jacob Stockinger Captial Times, May 25, 2007, p. B1-B2  
Rooms with a View, by Jennifer A. Smith Isthmus, May 25, 2007, p. 14-15  
Thousands of Bugs make quite a buzz, by Kevin Lynch Captial Times, May 4, 2007, p. B1, B3  
How art got in the Chazen's blood, by Heather LaRoi Wisconsin State Journal, May 7, 2007, p. A1, A5