Jennifer Nieuwland, born in 1977, lives and works in London. She is Dutch by nationality and spent her formative years in Milan, Italy. She was mostly self-taught before embarking on an MA in Fine Art at City and Guilds of London Art School, completed in October 2021. This resulted in a marked shift in her practice, which now focuses on exploring bodily memory and its intangible sensory register. Her work investigates notions of trauma and catharsis, presenting the female body as a site of pain, production and ambivalent tensions. She has been shortlisted for a variety of prizes such as the Studio West Now Introducing 2022 prize, the ING Discerning Eye and was a finalist of the Jacksons open painting prize. Since completing her MA, she has been selected for various collective shows in London, Liverpool and Margate and for the cover of Ache Magazine 2023. She was longlisted for the John Moores painting prize and shortlisted for the ACS studio prize in 2023. She will be undertaking a residency at Xenia Art retreat in the summer of 2024.