Jeanne Fries is a Canadian sculptor, painter and new media artist. Her work is concerned with the physical and non-physical expression of power dynamics in contemporary society. Within Fries’ practice, paintings serve as meditations on what later become sculptures and new media installations. She believes in the necessity of art as a means of political activism and social commentary.
Fries studied at the Glasgow School of Art (Sculpture and Environmental Art) and at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey (ceramics and philosophy), she received a BFA and double minor in Philosophy and Art History from Mount Allison University. Fries has exhibited nationally, internationally and has work in private collections. She currently lives and works in Portland Oregon.