Jennifer Lee Tsai by Caleb Femi

Artist in Residence: Jennifer Lee Tsai

Artist, poet, critic and editor Jennifer Lee Tsai will join Bluecoat’s studios to take up the Whittenham Bursary, a programme aimed at supporting artists by providing a free studio for up to a year.


11:00am - 5:00pm


Fri 15 March - Wed 31 July 2024

Fri 15 Mar - Wed 31 Jul

During her time at Bluecoat, Lee Tsai will develop her own work which often looks at the second generation immigrant experience and explores themes of ancestral trauma, loss and belonging.

She will perform publicly during our current season, The Lives of Artists, a season of exhibitions, commissions and events that asks audiences what might be uncovered about ourselves when we listen to the testimony, histories, and stories of artists reflecting on their lives. Details of her events will be announced on our website, mailing lists and social media channels.

Jennifer Lee Tsai by Caleb Femi

About Jennifer Lee Tsai

Jennifer Lee Tsai was born in Bebington and grew up in Liverpool. She is a fellow of The Complete Works, a nationally acclaimed poetry mentoring scheme founded by Bernardine Evaristo to promote quality, diversity and innovation in UK poetry and a Ledbury Poetry Critic. Her poetry and criticism are widely published in magazines and journals including The Guardian, Poetry London, The Poetry Review, The Telegraph, The TLS & The White Review. Her debut poetry pamphlet is Kismet (ignitionpress, 2019). Jennifer received a Northern Writers Award for Poetry in 2020. She is a winner of the 2022 Women Poets’ Prize. Her second poetry pamphlet La Mystérique (2022) is published by Guillemot Press.