Approved: 16.08.2006

Jane Frederick

Artist, Lecturer / academic

Approved: 16.08.2006

Locating the Domaine is an amalgam of Baroque spaces : a claustrophobic formal environment which has evolved out of obsessive childhood recollections of luxurious yet improbable spaces.

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  • Location: Colchester, East


Locating the Domaine is an amalgam of Baroque spaces : a claustrophobic formal environment which has evolved out of obsessive childhood recollections of luxurious yet improbable spaces.

An urgency to remember those captivating sensations, drives me to construct & navigate a new Domaine, a continuous labyrinth evoking moments which are essentially 'fixed' by the saturated use of colour throughout.

My painterly focus is liquidity and plasticity- by developing wet or continuous spaces I am re-engaging with the ocular regime exploited in Baroque painting, paying particular focus to the ambiguity of light, complexity of composition and spatial organisation from that period. Drawing also becomes a recollection of wetness, a simulation. The medium of photography fixes a lost moment- a documented reality. Then the photo transformed through drawing has the aura of the authentic & the qualities of the reproduced : imagination allows the expansion of knowledge to combine in new ways.

Jane Frederick is currently the Course Leader for B.A.(Hons.) Fine Art at Colchester School of Art and a member of N.S.E.A.D, Paint Club East and The Paint Collective.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2009 - M.A. Printmaking, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge

1993- P.G.C.E. Art and design, University of Central England, Birmingham

1990 - B.A.(Hons.) Fine Art, Nottingham Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham

Solo exhibitions

2008 - Prints from the 'Domain' series, Hay Gallery, Colchester

2006 - Over the Sofa, Wivenhoe Bookshop, Essex

2002 - Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk

2000 - Green Room, Hay Gallery, Colchester

1999 - Green Room, Firstsite, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester

1997 - Solo Show, Brookside Gallery Space, Telford

1996 - Unfledged, Solo Show, Trinity Studios Gallery, Colchester

Group exhibitions

2014-30 Years of 12PM, Minories Gallery, Colchester

2013- This year's model, Studio 1:1, London, East Contemporary Art Collection, Waterfront Gallery, UCS, Ipswich

2011 - 12PM , Highgate Contemporary Art, London

2011 - Eastern Open, King's Lynn Art Centre, King's Lynn

2010 - Diverse Realisms, with Michael and Nicholas Middleton, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester

2010 - The National Art Open, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

2009 - 12PM twelve printmakers, Highgate Contemporary Art, London

2008 - RE:MARK Printmakers, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge,  Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2007 - RE:MARK Printmakers, R.K. Burt Gallery, London, RE:MARK Printmakers Group, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

2006 - In Focus Award, Doric Arts/ King's Lynn Arts Centre, King's Lynn,  Out of Town, Babylon Gallery, Ely

2004 - A Healthy View, Stowe Health, Stowemarket, Suffolk,  Cuckoo Farm Studios, Buckenham Galleries, Southwold,Distilled and Contained, Ink Pen Downie Gallery, Colchester, Taking a line for a walk, Firstsite, Colchester

2003 - Calling Cards, Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Colchester Fine Art Open, Hay Gallery, Colchester

2002 - Eastern Open, Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Over the River, Wolsey Gallery, Ipswich

2001 - Maldon art trail, Essex

2000 - Artists in Essex, Epping Forest District Museum

1999 - Artists in Wetzlar, Galerie des Kulturamtes, Germany

1999 - B.P. Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

1998 - BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

1997 - Group Show, Benham Gallery, Colchester, On the Border, Minories Art Gallery, Colchester

1996 - Drawings for All, Gainsborough House, Sudbury


2006- Artists Space residency, Firstsite, Colchester