Approved: 08.01.2019

Jane Chavez-Dawson

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Researcher, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 08.01.2019

I am an interdisciplinary lens based artist, writer and lecturer whose current bodies of work have been concerned with popular culture, to date I have focused on the medium of Television and it’s influence upon our daily experiences, this has been as video works, audio, posters, installations and art multiples.

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    Artist Statement

    I am an interdisciplinary lens based artist, writer and lecturer whose current bodies of work have been concerned with popular culture, to date I have focused on the medium of Television and it’s influence upon our daily experiences, this has been as video works, audio, posters, installations and art multiples.

    As a writer I was the radar arts editor for Flux Magazine and freelanced for numerous art publications.

    My practice has shifted towards playwriting and photography, I have had several successful live performances, including Cherry & the Ox a play focusing  on the Kearton Brothers the first wildlife photographers. I have also begun a new series of works that explore the self portrait through the history of the photoshoot, streotypes, taboo and humour in art.

    I continue to work on collaborative writing projects that couple my interest in television with the experiences and realities of the life of the creative practitioner.

    I am interested in the changing approach to critical theory and practice within BA courses, in particularly Photography. I have investigated the different approaches in the field of critical theory & practice and how this sits within a practice based degrees, exploring teaching approaches that enhance the relationship between the two areas and how this can be used to create transferable skills [such as students gaining confidence articulating their practice within a broad critical premise to future clients and peers] also how students can assess and resolve complex ideas. 

    I have been a member of Rogue Artists Studios for over a decade, Rogue is currently the largest professional contemporary art studio in the North of England.

     

     

    CV & Education

    Selected Shows 2006 - 2018

    2018    MANIFESTO, Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2017 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2016 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2015 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2014 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2013 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2012 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2011    Re-Covering, Object / A, Manchester, UK

    2011    Unrealised Potential, VOID Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland

    2010    Unrealised Potential, NGCA, Sunderland, UK

    2010    Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

    2009    Title Murdered, Storey Gallery, Lancaster

    2009    'A bANdA dA' (Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009, Shezad Dawood Selects for Late at Tate Britain), TATE Britain, London, UK

    2008 'OPEN STUDIOS', Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK

    2007    North And South, John Hansard Gallery Southampton (Artist Commission)

    2007   Inside Outside, The Storey Gallery (Artist In Residency), Lancaster, UK

    2006    Deletia, Arena Studios Gallery (Liverpool Biennial), Liverpool, UK

    2006    Food & Drink, Queens Street Studios Gallery, Belfast, Uk [Horticultural Sculpture]

    2006    Pure Screen (Retrospective), Project Space, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

     

    Writing as JT Chavez:

    2017 ‘Unveiling Duchamp's Ring' with Ruby Tingle, Manchester Art Gallery, Mcr, UK

    2017 ‘Return of Robin Nature-Bold’ CLUB BIG, as part of John Hyatt’s ROCK ART, HOME, Mcr, UK

    2016 'Cherry & the Ox ', Chorlton Arts Festival, Manchester, UK

    2015 'DIZYGOTIC LUMARI’S: Unearthing the Lite Pool Dadaists Part 1', Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

    2013 'OUTSIDE INN, CRIME SING' Centre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK

    2012 'Hidden Herb', for Conway & Young, Manchester School of `Art, Manchester, UK

     

     

    Selected Education:

    2006    Universtiy Of Central Lancaster, PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education)
    2001    MA Art As Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
    1999    NCTJ, Nvq Level 4 Journalism & Subbing
    1997    BA (Hons) History Of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

     

    Lecturing/Teaching:

    Sept 2017 - To Present Day Associate Lecturer, Foundation Years, Art & Design, Salford University,

    Sept 2000 – To Present Day  Course Leader of Contemporary Photography, Lecturer, Stockport College ‘Media Studies’, ‘History Of Photography‘ ‘Critical Research’ And ‘Studies Skills’ On Ba (Hons) Photography Course, ‘Critical Art & Design Theory’ On Ba(Hons) Design & Visual Arts, ‘Critical Theory’ Hnd Media Broadcasting

     

    Writing:

    Radar Arts Editor, Flux Magazine (Since December 1996)

    Writer, Fluxspace (Since August 2000)

     

    Freelance Writer:

    Sept 2006 Time Out (North West / Manchester Edition).

    April 2006 Ny Art Magazine (New York)

     

    Catalogue Essay:

    2016 McCarthyism, (Apple Pie Editions)

     

    Press:

    2007    The Guardian, Guide, Robert Clark, ‘North & South’, Pp 37, 27th July
    2003    The Guardian, G2, Manchester, Jessica Lack, Pick Of The Week ‘Art@F-Squared’, Pp 18, 22nd Sept
    2002    Metro News, Manchester, Andrew Fraser, ‘Shopping’, Pp 18, 13th Sept
    2002    City Life, Manchester, David Gledhill, ‘Jane Griffiths: Tv Dogs’, Pp 61, 11 – 26 Sept
    2002    The Guardian, G2, Manchester, Jessica Lack, Pick Of The Week ‘Tv Dogs’, Pp 18, 23th Aug
    2002    Metro News, Manchester, Scott Birch, ‘Icons From The Small Screen’, Pp 18, 13th Aug
    2002    Artist Newsletter, Gillian Nicol, ‘The Mill’, Feb 2001