Saskia Jetten

Faculty - Printmaking

Originally from the Netherlands but currently residing in the Fraser Valley, Saskia Jetten works in a wide variety of media including graphite, linocut and woodcut, intaglio and stone lithography, applying these techniques to paper and also to less conventional materials such as silks and ceramics. Her work touches on themes related to theatre, identity, and inter-personal relationships, and she often uses the face (or the mask) as a starting point for an artwork. Continually pushing the boundaries of printmaking, Jetten has exhibited widely in Europe and Canada as well as at the International Print Centre in New York, US. Most recently she was one of the 30 selected printmakers to show her work in a survey of Canadian printmaking showcased in Beying, China. She has received numerous prizes, most notably the ‘Grafiek Nu 10’ Dutch Printmaking Award. In 2012 she was the recipient of the Alain Piroir Studio Residency Prize in Montreal, Quebec, as well as of the ‘Prix Banque National’ from the International Contemporary Print Biennale in Trois Rivieres, Quebec in 2011. She has a broad experience of 25 years international teaching on University level as well as tutor/coach and art educator.  Her work can be viewed at

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