Jennifer Long is a Toronto-based artist, curator and educator with a BAA from Ryerson University (1998) and a MFA from York University (2009). Long’s art practice draws inspiration from the quiet moments and rituals of everyday life to explore the complexities of interpersonal relationships, vulnerability, perceived ideals, and communication. Since 2009 her artwork has concentrated on mothering through the series Swallowing Ice (2009), Fold (2011-date), Imminent (2012-2014) and Nursing Mothers (in progress). Using constructed scenes with ambiguous narratives, these bodies of work explore women’s experiences, interweaving prominent themes of identity, isolation, ambivalence, and intimacy. Long’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries including Arnica Artist Run Centre (BC), Harbourfront Centre (ON), La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse (QC), Galerie Poller (DE & NY) and Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian (FR). Her photography has also been included in numerous Canadian and European publications, the most recent being Birth and its Meanings: Representations of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Parenting by Demeter Press (2015). In support of her practice, Long has been the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and The Canada Council for The Arts. She is currently working at OCAD University as an Assistant Professor in the Photography Program and the Associate Chair of Cross-Disciplinary Art Practices.