Best known as DaveandJenn, David Foy, born in 1982 in Edmonton, and Jennifer Saleik, born in 1983 in Velbert, Germany, live and work in Calgary. Both are graduates of Grant MacEwan University and hold a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design. Finalists for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2006 and 2009 and longlisted for the Sobey Art Award in 2011, they received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award in 2010. They are represented by TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary.

Selected Exhibitions

The 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton [curator: Nancy Tousley]

Oh, Canada, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts [curator: Denise Markonish]

State of the Art, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Ottawa

softcore HARD EDGE, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary (2011); East and Peggy Phelps Galleries, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California (2010) [curators: Marianne Elder and David Pagel]

The Magic Circle, Skew Gallery, Calgary

Selected Bibliography

Markonish, Denise et al. Oh, Canada, North Adams: MASS MoCA; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, 400 pp.

Bentley Mays, John. “Extreme Painting: A New Breed of Radically Expressive Painters Heats Up Summer in Montreal,” Canadian Art, vol. 27, no. 2 (Summer 2010), pp. 74-78.

Mills, Josephine, and Riva Symko. Snap, Crackle, Pop, Lethbridge: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, 2010, 72 pp.

Anthony, Robin T., et al. RBC Canadian Painting Competition: 10 Years, Toronto: Royal Bank of Canada, 2008, 96 pp.

Roenisch, Clint, and Jane Urquhart. Carte Blanche: Vol. 2 – Painting, Toronto: Magenta Publishing for the Arts, 2008, 328 pp.