Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz
Born into a family of artists on the island of Jamaica in the Caribbean, Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz attended the Jamaica School of Arts and Crafts then after a year transferred to the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and finally to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Jennifer Woolcock Schwartz’s meticulously crafted oil paintings on linen from her series Cross Current loosely conveys her impression of New York City, its vibrancy, mix of different nationalities, ethnicities, languages, and urges; all of them crossing, clashing, mixing, and flowing in one direction or another. She writes, “My goal is to present a purely visual space in which color and line create an illusion of movement that envelops the viewer, eliciting a visceral response.”
Woolcock Schwartz has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her wok has been reviewed in local and national publications including the New York Times and listed in Art Forum Magazine. She is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Woolcock Schwartz’ work can be found in the public collections of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington, D.C. and the Library for the Performing Arts at the New York Public Library in New York, NY, as well as many private collections.