Jocelyn Purdie is a Canadian artist and curator working in Kingston, Ontario. Her work includes sculpture, photography and installation. Her practice is driven by her interest in landscape, geography, ecology and considers the human relationship to the environment and the way the natural world is imagined within that context.
She completed her MA at Queen’s University, focusing on contemporary art in public spaces. She has exhibited in solo and group shows locally and extra-regionally since the mid-1980s. Recent solo exhibitions include, the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre and the Verb Gallery, Kingston, in 2018 and a three-person exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, in 2013. She has received support through the Ontario Arts Council and her work is in several private collections.
She is the curator of the Swamp Ward Window Project an alternative venue for contemporary art in the community and was a member of xcurated, a curatorial collective formed in 2011. Over the years she has been active on the Board of Directors of the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, the Arts Advisory Committee and the Public Art Working Group of the City of Kingston and is currently the Director of the Union Gallery at Queen’s University.