For me, a photograph is a membrane through which subject, memory and emotion transmigrate. It's a source of endless seeing, learning and excitement, and it's how I best connect with and interpret ideas and experiences.
Jari Poulin is an artist and printmaker using photography as the main expression of her practice. She lives in Ithaca, NY. She holds her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston). Her work is portrait based and explores ideas of the ephemeral, memory, and identity. As a former dancer/choreographer her work often features movement and dance or the implied sense of physicality and kinetic energy.
Her work explores themes of memory, identity, and trace. Through these themes she often pushes settled visual boundaries to reveal and conceal information in the images. She is interested in how the brain chooses to see, fill in the blanks, and discard visual information as is common in selective memory. As an artist and fine art photographer, Jari’s images are photographically based, but at times she seeks to challenge traditional notions of the photograph by using various combinations of digital and analog processes, as well as mixed media and printmaking techniques such as polymer photogravure, monotypes, and stenciling within her practice.
Ms. Poulin is the recipient of many national and international awards including the International Photo Awards (IPA), 7th Worldwide Pollux Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), ND Magazine Awards, Black and White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner, Color Magazine Portfolio Prize, the Ink Shop International Mini Print Juried Exhibit and has been published those affiliated magazines and online galleries.
Her work has been exhibited widely including PhotoPlace Gallery Vermont, the Lunder Gallery in Boston, SE Center for Photography, Cape Cod Center for Photography, Galerie de la Ferme du Mousseau, Elancourt, France, various galleries in Taos, NM, NYC for the Story of the Creative Exhibition, See Me Year in Review Exhibition on Long Island, The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and in many venues throughout the Finger Lakes region.
MFA Visual Arts, Lesley University College of Art & Design
National Conference of Community and Justice (NCCJ), Alumna
Ink Shop Printing Making Center and Olive Branch Press, Affiliate Member
15th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Honorable Mentions in both Fine Art and Portrait categories in the Professional Division.
International Photography Awards/Lucie Awards 2019, Honorable Mention for the Senses in Animate series.
Neutral Density Magazine, 2019 Honorable Mention for the Senses in Animate series.
State of the Art Gallery, 2019 First Place Award in the Photography Show
Moscow International Foto Awards, Bronze Award, 2017 for #metoo Portfolio
Neutral Density Magazine, Photography Awards, November 2015, 2017,2018
Black & White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner 2015
Merit Award featured work in 2 page spread in issue #110 August 2015
The award was given for the Dance/Memory Portfolio
Moscow International Foto Awards, October 2015
Fine Art Portrait: Honorable Mention for the “I Am” Series
PX3: Prix de la Photographie, Paris, June 2015
Fine Art Category: Honorable Mention for the Dance/Memory Series, COLOR Magazine Portfolio Contest Winner 2010-11
August 2010 received COLOR Magazine Spotlight Winner in the Portfolio Contest. COLOR Magazine 2011 four-page feature
COLOR Magazine Single Image Award Winner 2009-10
February 2010 received a Merit Award from COLOR Magazine for a submission to the Single Image Awards Competition. Photo(s) to appear in Special Edition issue in March 2010.
The 7th Pollux Award, 2014, Finalist: Fine Art Professional Category
State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY
Jurors Award given in The Annual Photo Show, March 2012, 2014, 2017
ND Annual Photo Awards 2014
Neutral Density Magazine, Honorable Mention for Dance/Memory Portfolio
2018 and 2020 Community Arts Partnership Grants: SOS grants for career development opportunities
The Gallery at South Hill, Ithaca NY, Solo Exhibit, August 2020
Solo Show CAP Artspace, Ithaca NY, TBA 2021
Limerick Ireland, as exhibiting member of The Ink Shop and Printmaking Center, July 2021
Griffin Museum of Photography, 26th Annual Members Juried Show: Online Exhibition July-August 2020
Recent Exhibits & Juried Shows
Center for Fine Art Photography, Portrait Exhibition as part of the Annual Trifecta Exhibition, 2020
Galerie de la Ferme du Mousseau, Elancourt, France, March 2020
Printmaking Exhibit “Reflexion” with members of the Ink Shop Printmaking Center.
International Photography Awards Juried Exhibit, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA, November 2019
SE Center for Photography, Richmond Virginia, July 2019, Color: Juried Exhibition
APG: Atlanta Photography Group, Director’s Cut Exhibit, December 2019
State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca NY, 2019, The Photo Show, Award Winner
International Mini-Print Competition and Exhibit, November 2018, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY, Juried Invitational, Honorable Mention
Tompkins County Public Library, Invitational for “Identity” group show, Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019
The Members Show, The Ink Shop and Olive Branch Press, September 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Roberts Gallery, Lesley University School of Art and Design, January 2018. MFA Graduate Exhibition.
The Ink Shop Printmaking Center and Olive Branch Press, Members Show, Ithaca NY, 2014-2019
CSMA/Ink Shop Printmaking Center: Solo Exhibition, Dance/Memory series, Platinum Palladium Prints and Photogravures
State of the Art Gallery, Juried Photography Show, March, Annually 2012-2020
Leidenfrost Vineyards, Hector NY, September 2015, Printmaking: Group Show with Members of the Ink Shop
Lamouroux Landing Wine Cellars, Lodi NY, October 2015, Printmaking: Group Show with Members of the Ink Shop 2015
Stables Gallery, Solo Exhibit, 2007, Taos, NM
Rane Gallery, Representation, 2007
Gary Williams Gallery, Representation, 2007, Taos, NM
Cichon Gallery, Brown Paper Wrapper Show, 2007, Taos, NM