Jen Loffman was born in Birmingham but moved to Aberystwyth in 2009 to undertake a degree in Fine Art and Museum and Gallery Studies. She soon discovered a passion for writing and altered her course, graduating in 2012 with a First Class BA in Art History.
In January 2013 she won a 12 month internship working at Aberystwyth School of Art as Curatorial Assistant, where she gained valuable experience in curating, lecturing and collections management.
Since October that year, following an exhibition she curated at Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth, she has been part of the management committee for Celf Ceredigion Art; an organisation run by volunteers aiming to provide a platform for artists in the local area. She established a role as Invigilation Coordinator, but is now the gallery's Publicity Coordinator, managing a team of volunteers to share information about upcoming exhibitions. She also designs all publicity material for Gas Gallery as well as manages the website.
Since January 2014 she has worked as Exhibitions Assistant at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Here she assists with exhibition curation, and has worked with various artists including Mary Lloyd Jones, Tim Shaw RA, Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre Jan 2014 to date
Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth Oct 2013 to date
Lecturer in Art History
Huanghuai University, China March 2015
Aberystwyth School of Art Jan - Dec 2013
MA Art History
Aberystwyth University 2014 -2016
Field of research
Edward Bouverie Hoyton and the effects of social and political anxiety on the production of art
BA (Hons) Art History
Aberystwyth University 2009 - 2012
On Resistance and Reconciliation: The Paintings of Joseph Webb
An analysis on the combination of abstraction and esotericism on this lesser-known work made privately in the 1930s and 40s
Arthur Terry Sixth Form 2006 - 2008
A Levels: Art, Music, Mathematics, Physics
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School 2001 - 2006