Approved: 18.01.2015

Jana Emburey

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 18.01.2015

Jana Emburey was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1979. She studied Theatrical Costume Design and Production in Bratislava, Slovakia. Jana moved to Britain in 1997 and in 2012 she completed her BA Hons in Visual Art in North Glasgow College. Subsequently she moved to Caithness where she worked in the St Fergus Gallery in Wick, the Lyth Arts Center as well as working as an artist. In the spring of 2017 Jana started to work as a full time artist and in the summer of the same year she moved to the countryside of the Badenoch and Strathspey area.

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  • Location: Grantown on Spey, Scotland
  • Artforms: Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Tags: monotype, paper, monochrome, black, white, conceptual, sculpture, eggshells, fragile
 
 

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    Artist Statement

    Jana Emburey was born in the former Czechoslovakia in 1979. She studied Theatrical Costume Design and Production in Bratislava, Slovakia. Jana moved to Britain in 1997 and in 2012 she completed her BA Hons in Visual Art in North Glasgow College. Subsequently she moved to Caithness where she worked in the St Fergus Gallery in Wick, the Lyth Arts Center as well as working as an artist. In the spring of 2017 Jana started to work as a full time artist and in the summer of the same year she moved to the countryside of the Badenoch and Strathspey area.

    Jana’s work mainly explores the concept of time perception, memory, inter-connectivity and human condition. Her work is informed by the close relationship of everything in nature, reflected and replicated in a multitude of ways.

    Although she likes to explore various concepts and media, the intricate ink drawings on Japanese paper, sometimes combined with painting is what she has been mostly concentrating on for the past few years, creating a body of work under the name of Sweet Oblivion. These delicate and labour intensive drawings represent humans as well as any other cells/particles found in nature and show the connection of everything around and within us.

    The works originally stemmed from the multiplication of microscopic cells, compared to the ever expanding growth of the human race. The titles of these works and the arrangements of the cells often give a clue to the state or behaviour of humans on mass or a grouping and movement of other cells or particles in nature.

    Jana has been showing work nationally and internationally for a number of years and her work can be found in many private and corporate collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.

    CV & Education

    Education:

    BA Hons Visual Art, (1st Class Honours) 2012

    BA Art and Design, 2011

    HND Graphic Design, 2001

    HNC Multimedia, 2002

    Academy of Arts & Crafts – Theatrical Costume Design & Production, Bratislava, Slovakia 1993 - 1997

     

    Selected exhibitions:

    12 -27 November 2016, The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 153rd Open Annual Exhibition, The Mitchell, Granville Street, Glasgow

    ?31 October – 24 November 2016, 119th Annual Open Exhibition of The Society of Scottish Artists, Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh

    October/November 2016, Half-Light, monochromatic touring exhibition by three artists: Jana Emburey, Beth Legg and Karlyn Sutherland
    1st October – 12th November 2016, St Fergus Gallery, Wick
    28th January – 25th February 2017, The Art Gallery in Thurso Library
    Private Preview on Friday 27th January, 6-8pm  (tbc)
    4th March – 15th April 2017, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

    July/August 2016, RSA Open Exhibition, Edinburgh
    www.royalscottishacademy.org

    April 2016, Art Rooms, with Ione and Mann, Knightsbridge, London
    www.ioneandmann.com
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    January/February 2016, Converge, Visual Arts Scotland, Edinburgh, Upper Galleries, National Galleries of Scotland Academy Building (RSA)

    November/January 2016, On the First Day of Christmas, House for an Art Lover Cafe, Glasgow, 

    December/January 2016The 118th Annual Open Exhibition, The Society of Scottish Artists at the National Galleries in Edinburgh

    October/November 2015, House for the Art Lover, Glasgow - two artists' show

    July/August 2015, Empire - Montrose, an SSA members’ exhibition curated by Gayle Nelson PSSA and Alan Bond SSA
    http://www.s-s-a.org/empire-at-wall-projects/

    May 2015- SSA/Rosalux – The Cut of Your Jib, Rosalux Gallery,1400 Van Buren St NE,
    Minneapolis, MN 55413, United States, http://www.s-s-a.org/ssa-rosalux/

     January 2015, ART STAGE Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

    December 2014, 117th SSA Annual Exhibition, The Society of Scottish Artists at the National Galleries in Edinburgh

    November 2014, 4xFour curated by Canvas Singapore, Singapore F1 Pit Building

    October 2014, With Edible Art Movement, Singapore

    September 2014 - Connection, Collaboration between Caithness artists and writers, St Fergus Foyer Gallery, Wick

    July 2013 – Lyth Arts Centre, Caithness

    August 2012 – RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

    June 2012 – Scion House, Stirling Innovation Centre, Stirling

    June 2012 – Degree Show, North Glasgow College

    May 2012 - ArtHouse at DegreeArt, Vyner Street, London

    December 2008 – Winter Warmth, Callendar House, Falkirk

    March 2006 – Art Gallery, Modra, Slovakia




    Highland Visual Arts & Craft Award
    Monotypes and Drypoint Ltd edition prints in a collection Forth Valley College, Stirling University Campus
    Paintings in a corporate collection of Austrian Investkredit Bank (part of Volksbank AG) 
    ?Artworks in private collections