Jennifer Stead, BFA, Dip in Art Ed, MFA joined the Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery as Executive Director & Curator in February 2017. Along with a successful professional art practice, Jennifer has over 25 years of art education experience having worked in five provinces and at all levels of visual art education.
She received her BFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, completed an Arts Education degree at McGill University and completed her MFA at the University of Calgary, winning the 2007 Chancellor’s Medal for her thesis. As a practicing artist Jennifer’s art is based in painting and drawing and her public art sculptures are an extension of that practice. Her work is represented in various private, public and corporate collections nationally and she has been the recipient of many provincial and federal arts grants.