Jordan Beaulieu is a coordinator, book designer, and visual artist exploring poetry, rural living, comics and other pop media. They're a co-chair of This Town is Small, PEI’s artist-run centre, and frequently collaborate with local projects including Art in the Open, Festival Route 11, Radiant Rural Halls, River Clyde Arts, and The Vessel Artist Studios. They co-created the Charlottetown Zine Fest (CZF) in 2022. DIY tactics, like creating and distributing work independently, and participating in community organizing, are essential parts of their artistic practice. They live and work in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island, CA).
MFA Expanded Media, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, Halifax
BFA Major Studio Arts and Art History/Minor Women’s Studies, Concordia University, Montreal

2023 I have not wings, self-published zine
2021 Modern Beaches, self-published MFA thesis
2018 Sailboat, self-published zine
2018 Outside, self-published zine
2017 It's nice once in awhile: an anthology of comics and narrative drawing, self-published softcover book
2017 Garden Woman, zine published by Brickyard Books
2017 Adam's Ale, self-published zine
2016 Coated in Grime: a 40th anniversary retrospective of le Stade olympique, self-published zine co-authored by Nick Trudel
2016 Land of Plenty, self-published zine
2015 Cowboy Beach, self-published zine

2023 Fiona, Pownal Street Press, Charlottetown
2022 Commo Mag 1.1, Montreal
2021 Review: Give Me Shelter at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery,
2019 Lecture illustrée, Lettres québécoises, No. 173 Hiver/Printemps, Montreal
2019 Tabula Rasa, anthology zine published by Cole Degenstein, Calgary
2018 The Void 16.2, Montreal
2018 Shrines, anthology zine published by Cole Degenstein, Calgary
2017 INK BRICK The Journal of Comics Poetry, No. 7, NYC
2017 The Void 15.2, Montreal
2016 Bad Nudes 1.1, Montreal
2015 SKETCH, anthology published by Jera MacPherson, Montreal

2023 the currents that carry us, group exhibition, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown
2022 Small Screen: Perspectives, video art screening, This Town is Small, Charlottetown
2021 Modern Beaches, MFA thesis exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2021 unpunctuated, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2020 This Love is New but It's Projections, Jordan Beaulieu and Evan Furness, This Town is Small, Charlottetown
2020 Jordan Beaulieu and Lenny Gallant, This Town is Small, Charlottetown
2019 Not everybody* is a painter, group exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax
2019 Land of Plenty, solo exhibition, this town is small, Charlottetown
2018 Queer Resistance, group exhibition, Small Town Queer Menace Productions, Charlottetown
2018 Juried Graduating Students Exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal
2018 ERI 8: INNER/OUTER SPACE, group exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax
2017 First Impressions, group exhibition, VAV Gallery, Montreal
2017 Making Spaces, group exhibition, FOFA Gallery, Montreal
2016 Tell me again, group exhibition, Art Matters Festival at Studio XX, Montreal
2015 L'heure bleue, group exhibition, Art Cible, Montreal
2015 Introductions, group exhibition, Gallery X, Montreal
2015 SKETCH, group exhibition, Mouseprint Gallery, Montreal

2023 Canada Council for the Arts, Professional Development
2021 Prince Edward Island Arts Grants
2020 Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship, NSCAD University
2019 Graduate Scholarship Awards, NSCAD University
2019 Joan Catherine DeWolfe Graduate Fellowship, NSCAD University
2019 Prince Edward Island Arts Grants
2019 Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation
2017 Alumni Association Special Project Funding Grant, Concordia University
2017 Student Union Special Project Funding Grant, Concordia University
2017 Fine Arts Reading Room Publication Grant, Concordia University
2016 Fine Arts Student Alliance Special Project Grants, Concordia University

2023 Artist talk, 7 small town artists, 7 big ideas, This Town is Small, June 22
2023 Artist talk, the crurents that carry us, Confederation Centre of the Arts, Sept. 24
2022–On Annual Zines 101 workshop, Charlottetown Zine Fest
2021 Artist talk, unpunctuated, Anna Leonowens Gallery via Zoom, Feb. 4
2019 Artist talk, Not everybody* is a painter, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Dec. 12
2019 "Jordan Beaulieu and Damien Worth inspired by P.E.I.'s culture and landscape," Sally Cole, The Guardian, Aug. 23
2018 “Narrating Unknown Territory: Comics, Art, and Empathy,” presented for the 7th Annual Undergraduate Art History Conference, (Dis)CONNECT: Alienation & Art, Concordia University, Montreal, Feb. 28
2016 "Documents, Stories, Affect: In conversation with Fanny Basque, Jordan Beaulieu, Charlotte Clermont, Isabelle Nguyen and A. Wolski," for Tell me again, curated by Emma Lightstone for the Art Matters Festival, Studio XX, Montreal, Mar. 13

2022–On Co-Creator and Lead Coordinator, Charlottetown Zine Fest
2016–2018, 2023 Expozine, Montreal

2023–On Board of Directors, Art in the Open, Charlottetown
2022–On Book Designer, Pownal Street Press, Charlottetown
2022–2024 Board Co-Chair, This Town is Small, PEI's artist-run centre
2021–On Technical Director/Various Roles, River Clyde Arts, New Glasgow, PEI
2021–2022 Radiant Rural Halls Project Coordinator, this town is small, PEI
2020–2022 Production Assistant, Art in the Open, Charlottetown
2020–2021 Research Collaborator, "Counter Memory Activism, Collaborative Processes of Counter- Memorialization,” SSHRC-funded research-creation project, Halifax
2019–2021 Teaching Assistant, NSCAD University, Halifax
2020 Curatorial Assistant, Confederation Centre of Art Gallery, Charlottetown
2019 Art Instructor, Confederation Centre of Art Gallery, Charlottetown
2018–2019 Office Coordinator, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University, Montreal
2017–2018 Administrative and Financial Coordinator, Art Matters Festival, Montreal
2017 Summer Studio Resident, Celine Bureau Residency, Montreal
2017 Co-Curator, Islands group exhibition, Art Matters Festival, Espace Cercle Carré, Montreal
2015–2017 Permissions Editor and Copy Editor, Yiara Magazine, Montreal


FALL 2023

EST. 2022 

Ch’town Zine Fest (CZF) is Charlottetown, PEI’s first annual zine fair and celebration of DIY publishing. 

CZF was founded in 2022 by Jordan Beaulieu and Evan Furness in order to support and promote local artistic publishing practices. It includes a tabling fair, held annually in early November at the Charlottetown Library Learning Centre, and a coinciding series of free events, such as instructive workshops. CZF is an independent project, and often partners with local community venues and arts organizations, such as this town is small.

CZF also collects and archives local DIY publications as the Ch’town Zine Library. Over 40 new titles were acquired from fair participants in 2024. The library will be catalogued and placed on permanent public display later this year.
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