Jari Poulin is an artist who uses photography and printmaking based in Ithaca, NY. She holds her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly the Art Institute of Boston). Her work is portrait based and explores ideas of the ephemeral, memory, and identity. As a former dancer/choreographer her work often features movement and dance or the implied sense of physicality and energetics.
She is fascinated by and deploys various forms of obfuscation within her imagery to both challenge and push the boundaries of how the brain chooses to see, fill in the blanks, and discard visual information. As an artist and fine art photographer, Jari’s images are photographically based. She uses both digital and analog processes as well as printmaking techniques such as polymer photogravure, monotypes, mixed media and stenciling within her practice. She is a Printmaker Member of the Ink Shop Printmaking Center in Ithaca, NY where she regularly works and teaches workshops.
Ms. Poulin is the recipient of many national and international awards including the International Photo Awards (IPA), 7th Worldwide Pollux Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA), Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), ND Magazine Awards, Black and White Magazine Portfolio Award Winner, Color Magazine Portfolio Prize, the Ink Shop International Mini Print Juried Exhibit.
Her work has been exhibited widely including Galerie la Ferme du Mousseau, Elacourt France, Limerick, Ireland, PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont, The Atlanta Photography Group, SE Center for Photography, C4FAP, Lunder Gallery in Boston, Cape Cod Center for Photography, NYC for the Story of the Creative Exhibition, See Me Year in Review Exhibition on Long Island, The Ink Shop Printmaking Center, State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY, and in many venues throughout the Finger Lakes region.
Jari offered a talk on ‘A Passion for Possibilities’ during our 2022 Alumni Lecture series where she discusses a passion for possibilities, pushing settled visual boundaries to reveal or conceal information in her images. You can view this lecture here.