Jacyln Shoub has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and BA and BSc from the University of Guelph. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including: Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa, ON; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON; and the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON. Shoub is represented by Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto and Gallery Page and Strange, Halifax. Shoub’s previous work, a hybrid of photography and painting, thematically encompasses the physical and emotional transition between the urban and rural landscape usually incorporating photo-based imagery of industrial parks, highways and sub-divisions. Continuing to explore these issues, Shoub worked collaboratively during her residency with artist Jill Graham to produce a series of large-scale photo-based lithographs featuring the landscape and architectural elements common to airports. Shoub considers this engineered landscape as a transitory zone where passengers surrender autonomy, leading to a heightened sense of anxiety and uncertainty. A text by Greg Staats accompanied the exhibition.
My experience at Open Studio was totally positive and I feel it is not only a great addition to the Toronto visual art community, but a necessary one. It affords artists the opportunity to work in new ways, with facilities that would not normally be available to us. The Visiting Artist Program ended with an exhibition of the work and artis’ts talk, which was also a very positive and valuable experience for me. – Jaclyn Shoub, Visiting Artist 2008