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Gina Jacklin

Artist member since 2019
Guelph, Ontario

My work strives to bridge the gap between the immaterial and material world to manifest a sense of the ethereal while being grounded in the familiar and scientific. An exploration of biological systems and their 'hidden' structures as seen through a microscope is reflected in my work. Inspired by a scientific understanding of nature's complexity and informed by a Christ centred understanding of reality, I am interested in visually exploring the most basic of human intuitions - that life in all its biological forms, has been thoughtfully and purposefully designed.

Gina Jacklin (Duque) is a visual artist and graduate from Western University in London, Ontario. Originally from Cali, Colombia, she immigrated to Canada with her mother at the age of 11. Gina resides in Guelph, Ontario where she works from her home based studio.


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Q+A

Jays vs. Raptors

Raptors!

Only thing you need when you leave the house

My Purse.

Beverage of choice

Any kind of tea.

When did you start making art, and why?

My mom would say since I was about three years old when I could sit quietly for hours colouring away.

Favourite medium

Mixed Media. It allows me to create sculptural effects in my work and challenges me to re-purpose non-traditional materials in new ways.

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Minimalist, Classic, Reflective

Select Past Exhibitions
2014

Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON
Occam’s Razor

2014

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, ON
Occam’s Razor

2014

Propeller Centre for the Arts, Toronto, ON
The Body: A Celebration.

2016

New York Hall of Science, NY, USA
Science Inspires Art: Biodiversity/Extinction.

2018

The Arts Project. London, ON
Colores de Latinoamerica.

2018

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada International Conference on Resident Education. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Body Electric.

2019

Durham Art Gallery. Durham, ON
Shades of White.

2019

Rotunda Gallery, Kitchener City Hall
Sowing Seeds: A Microscopic Perspective

Accolades
2019

Guelph Art on the Street
Best in Show

Press
2012

Current Oncology Medical Journal, Cover, Vol. 19, No. 3, June Issue.
‘Eukarya’ on Cover

Education
2013

Western University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours Specialization in Studio Arts with Distinction.

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