Approved: 03.07.2019

Janet Tryner

Artist, Maker, Technician, Writer

Approved: 03.07.2019

I make art inspired by life at ground level; that bit of land directly underfoot that we generally don't think about that much. I take particular inspiration from litter, maps, housing construction, fields, paths, trees, hedges, walls, in the plantlife and small creatures that make these places home, and in how their ecosystems and materials intersect with each other and with ours in unexpected and wonderous ways. I think humans are entirely too dislocated from the experiences of other species and my art often dwells on trying to translate these experiences.

My work variously appears as sculpture, textile, relief printing, drawing, wearable art, installation and digitally manipulated imagery and often features salvaged objects and materials, especially polythene, as well as traditional and digital media and, occasionally, plants and live organisms.

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    Artist Statement

    I make art inspired by life at ground level; that bit of land directly underfoot that we generally don't think about that much. I take particular inspiration from litter, maps, housing construction, fields, paths, trees, hedges, walls, in the plantlife and small creatures that make these places home, and in how their ecosystems and materials intersect with each other and with ours in unexpected and wonderous ways. I think humans are entirely too dislocated from the experiences of other species and my art often dwells on trying to translate these experiences.

    My work variously appears as sculpture, textile, relief printing, drawing, wearable art, installation and digitally manipulated imagery and often features salvaged objects and materials, especially polythene, as well as traditional and digital media and, occasionally, plants and live organisms.

    Janet Tryner has a BA (Hons) First Class in Fine Art & Contemporary Cultures from University of Gloucestershire and a BA (Hons) in History of Art, English & Media & Communications from  of University of Wolverhampton. She is currently Graduate Artist-in-Residence at Coventry ArtSpace.

    CV & Education

    Future Activity:
    2020 July - Graduate Artist-in-Residence Solo Exhibition 'Working Title - End Papers', City Arcadia Gallery, Coventry

    Activity:

    2019 Nov The Holodeck Risobook 2 'Future Critical' publication 
    2019/20 Graduate Artist-in-Residence at Eaton House Studios, Artspace Coventry - Blog
    2019 Aug - Sep Coventry Printmakers Inaugural Open Call Exhibition, Class Room, Coventry
    2019 Sep Subterraneous Selected as part of the North Pennines AONB Partnership’s Cold-blooded and Spineless project
    2019 Mar Open Exhibition for artists in the West Midlands Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
    2019 SLURP 
    2019 TASTER Group Exhibition, Temperance, Leamington Spa
    2018 The other side of June
    2017 RBSA Open All Media
    2017 AMA Member's Exhibition Rugby Museum & Art Gallery
    2017 Selected for Exhibition for artists in the West Midlands Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
    2014 Ragley Gallery and Studios Open - Highly Commended

    Education:
    BA (Hons) First Class in Fine Art & Contemporary Cultures at the University of Gloucestershire
    BA (Hons) in History of Art & Design, English, Media & Communications at University of Wolverhampton