J. R. Carpenter


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J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, performer, and researcher based in South Devon, England. She has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental texts since 1993. Her electronic literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world including: the Musée de Beaux-arts de Montréal, OBORO, Dare-Dare and the Biennale de Montréal (Montreal), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and Images Festival (Toronto), Interactive Screen, WordFest, and In(ter)ventions (Banff), Helen Pitt Gallery (Vancouver), Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SF), Arnolfini (Bristol), Inspace (Edinburgh), Machfeld Studio (Vienna), Jyväskylä Art Museum (Finland), The Web Biennial 2007 (Istanbul), soundsRite (Australia), Cast Gallery (Tasmania), PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli (Naples), Interrupt Festival 2008 (Brown), Media in Transition 2007 & 2009 (MIT), E-Poetry 2009 (Barcelona), E-Poetry 2011 (Buffalo), the Electronic Literature Organization Conference (ELO) 2008 (Vancouver, Washington), ELO 2010 (Providence, RI), and ELO 2012 (Morgantown, WV), where she was honoured with a retrospective of her work. Her digital work is included in The Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume One and Volume Two, and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature. Her print essays, art reviews, poetry and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into French, Italian, and Spanish, and published in numerous journals and anthologies across Canada, the US, the UK, Spain and Italy. She was named a Montreal Mirror Noisemaker in 2009 and is the winner of the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, published by Conundrum Press in 2008. Her second book, GENERATION[S], a collection of narrative codeworks, was published by TRAUMAWIEN, Vienna, 2010. She is the recipient of grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She served on the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal, from 2006-2011. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera and The Vermont Studio Center, was E-Writer-in-Residence at Dartington College of Art (UK) in 2009, and has served as faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge, a ground-breaking new residency program at The Banff Centre since its foundation in 2011. She is currently a PhD Researcher at Falmouth University (UK).
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