BOOTSY - Calgary
Visual Artist, Creative Director & Founder
A BFA graduate & Board of Governors Recipient from the Alberta College of Art and Design's Media Arts and Digital Technologies Program, Jennie Vallis is a Calgary-based interdisciplinary performing + visual artist.
Her work explores geometric-intricacies inspired by complex patterns in geology, microscopy and the everyday world through a range of 2D/3D traditional and digital mediums.
In 2012 Jennie founded and opened Studio Cartel, alongside four other artists - a production studio based out of Calgary and specializing in large-scale installation art among other creative services. Working commercially and in the non-profit sectors, Studio Cartel has built commissions for several local and international clients and employs over fifteen resident artists.
In addition to directing professional work with Studio Cartel and her personal art practice, Jennie is the founder and art director of Big Kitty Crew, the largest all-female urban arts collective in Canada connecting over forty female artists across the nation in a variety of creative mediums.
Since 2012, Jennie has been teaching and directing art residencies, social entrepreneurship and urban arts programs for the Calgary Public and Catholic School Boards, Stoney Education and non-profit community groups.
Jennie currently works at the Glenbow Museum as an educator and is working on her Masters Degree at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.