Painter/printmaker, Jennifer Marshall, has been an established professional artist for fifty years and first exhibited at Bonython’s Gallery in Adelaide in 1962. She studied printmaking at the South Australia School of Art under Karin Schepers and Udo Sellbach. These two German artists introduced Marshall to the prints of Picasso and the German Expressionists, which fundamentally affected her aesthetics.
Marshall was Head of printmaking at Sydney College of the Arts from 1977 to 1989 before moving to Victoria where she taught at RMIT, Monash, Ballarat and La Trobe Universities. Since 1994 she has maintained a productive relationship with the Printmaking department at Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, working and exhibiting with Milan Milojevic and Barbie Kjar.
Since 1975 she has had 37 solo exhibitions and participated in over 90 group shows throughout Australia, Europe and Japan. She was one of the inaugural artists at the Power Institute, Cite International des Arts in Paris in 1974 and also the inaugural winner of the Silk Cut Award for linocut and the ANL Maritime Art Award, both in 2005. In 2008, she was the recipient of an Australia Council grant to the British School in Rome.
Jennifer Marshall’s paintings, prints and artist’s books are recognised highly throughout Australia, Japan, France, Italy, Poland and the UK and she is represented in the National Gallery of Australia collection, major State and Regional Art collections as well as being included in the archive of the Glasgow Print Workshop and numerous private and public collections. Recently, Marshall moved to Mount Nelson in Tasmania where she established her painting studio and relocated her print workshop.
Marshall printmaking practice has been governed both by the conventions of mark making, as dictated by the use of cutting and engraving tools, and by her equally important practice as a painter.