Approved: 14.05.2009

Jane Walker

Artist

Approved: 14.05.2009

I make 2D work with lines. The images I make are of cities, I draw and re-draw cities. Recently I have been slowing down the speed I make the lines. The images I end up with are stiller. I do not select a view for its attractiveness, I find things incidentally. I am interested in seeing the patterns humans make on the planet from different distances. I change the scale of buildings. I am interested in how far these patterns go in time and space. Do human structures have any effect on nature, on animals, the weather and climate. Does the human pattern of building have any impact on the past or the future? Does our activity have any impact on the atoms that we are all built with.

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    I make 2D work with lines. The images I make are of cities, I draw and re-draw cities. Recently I have been slowing down the speed I make the lines. The images I end up with are stiller. I do not select a view for its attractiveness, I find things incidentally. I am interested in seeing the patterns humans make on the planet from different distances. I change the scale of buildings. I am interested in how far these patterns go in time and space. Do human structures have any effect on nature, on animals, the weather and climate. Does the human pattern of building have any impact on the past or the future? Does our activity have any impact on the atoms that we are all built with.

    I am a landscape painter and my work relates to landscape painting. Composition for me is a mathematical presence in the arrangement of the lines. The speed and tension in the lines picks up on music, sounds and vibrations. I also jot down words and graffiti from the urban experience. In my work the cities are often upside down, the smallest buildings at the bottom under pressure. The lines are made with stitching, ink, scratching through oil paint this is to create as much contrast as possible and to extend my essentially traditional practice of painting.

    CV & Education

    CV Jane Walker www.jane-walker.co.uk
    Education
    1987-90 Royal Academy Schools
    1984-87 Sheffield Hallam University
    Solo Exhibitions
    2018 Lines, 20:21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe
    Wakefield Art Walk, Jane Walker at Jordans solicitors, March & November
    2017 Discovering the paintings of Jane Walker, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
    2016 'City Lines', Garbos, Southsea, curated by Sticks Gallery
    2011 ‘In Turners Footsteps’, Museum & Art Gallery, Nuneaton
    2007 ‘Short Frieze’ Atkinson Gallery, Southport
    2004 Bloc space, Sheffield
    Group exhibitions
    2019 The Sound of Colour, Mirfirld Arts Hub, Yorkshire
    2018 Art Show, Soda, Sofia, artists in residence exhibition
    'Chapter 1',curated by Art.number23,The Old Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London
    Woman Shall Inherit the Earth, Panacea Museum, Bedford
    Exhibition Practice, Wakefield Art House
    Plein Air, Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, near Cardiff
    Home & Hope, Workers Gallery
    Nature, Swiss art Space, Lausanne Switzerland
    2017 Project Peace, Elizabethtown, Penns. US; Art & Literature on the theme, Peace
    Antennae, Lubomirov /Angus-Hughes, London
    Layers, AIR exhibition WorldofCo, Sofia, Bulgaria
    2016 Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon
    ARTery, an exhibition about the Thames curated by Plastic Propaganda, London
    Sugar and Spice, St. Katharine Docks, London
    Alternative Nature, Electric Picture House, Congleton
    2015 A Space Between, Stone Space, Leytonstone, London
    Voeux d'artistes, Marseille
    Black on White, Oriel Gallery, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Wales
    Overlooked, Park Hill Estate, Sheffield
    Engagement & Entrapment, Smart Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Paper Art, Art Alley Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
    2014 Painting Now, One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden
    Essential Elements, St Brides Gallery, Liverpool Biennial Independents
    5th Paul Ricard International painting Symposium,Ile de Bendor, France
    'Lost', an artistic archaeology of the recent past, Salisbury Art Centre
    2013 Nuances Parisiennes, Musee de Beaux-Arts de St Petersbourg, Russia
    Visions of Yorkshire, The art station, Huddersfield train station
    Cities; All Dimensions, Tokarska Gallery, London
    2012 Begehungen 9, In der Zwischenzeit, Chemnitz, Germany
    The Schools, ex RA students from 1950-90, Beverley Art Gallery
    2010 ’Refracted Landscape’, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
    ‘Paint’, Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge
    Urban Voids and Absences, turn-berlin gallery, Berlin
    2009 Artists in Residence 09, Chapman Gallery, Salford University
    Fete Picasso-Small Art Objects, Vallauris, France
    2006 ‘Urbia’ Sheffield University
    ‘Roderic Barret and his students’, Chappel Galleries, Chappel
    2005 ‘Fold it’ Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2003
    Prizes, awards. Open submissions
    2018 NN Open Northampton selected by Roxy Walsh, Kaavous Clayton, Jules Devonshire
    Town Hall Arts Open, Trowbridge
    Waterside Open, Sale, Manchester
    Doncaster Open 2018
    Fronteer Open 2018, Sheffield
    Winter Open, Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg
    2017 Amateras Mini Paper Art Exhibition, Gallery Finesse, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Dreams and Extremes: America, Lichfield Art Prize finalist, Lichfield Cathedral
    [Kun:st}Preis International, Galerie Kerstan, Stuttgart
    Legend, Moma Machynlleth, Wales
    Doncaster Open, Highly Commended award
    2016 Peterborough Open, highly commended award, judged by Sarah Brown,
    Dale Devereux Barker, Yasmin Canvin
    2015 Neo Art Prize, Gallery 27. Bolton Market Place, Bolton, selected by
    Ian Davenport, Amira Gad, Margot Heller, and Helen Phelby.
    Shoosmiths Art Prize, Milton Keynes Arts for Health selected by
    Baroness Wall, Sophie Hall, Julia Alvarez, Gary Assim.
    2014 9th International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic
    2013 Finalist, Modessqe 1st painting contest, Skwer, Warsaw
    'Drawing' Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury
    Ludlow Open, Ludlow selectors; Christopher le Brun,
    Ann de Charmant, David Keaton-Roberts, Nathaniel Pitt
    2012 Neo Art Prize, Bolton selectors; Kwong Lee & Aileen McEvoy
    2011 Arqadia award for a work in monochrome, Society of Graphic Fine Art
    2010 ArtWorks open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London selected by
    Timothy Hyman & Graham Crowley
    2009 Drawn In, Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset
    2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize selectors; Stephen Farthing, Martin Kemp,
    Dr Sarah Simblet
    1995 John Moores 19, prizewinner selectors; Frances Spalding, Timothy Hyman,
    Basil Beatie, Alex Kidson
    1990/2 Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
    Residencies
    2018 World of Co, Sofia
    Workers Gallery and studios, Ynyshir, Wales
    2017 The Gathering, Wakefield
    Bibliography
    2016 Digging into the Quicksands of Time, Anna McNay, http://art-corpus.blogspot.com/
    Interviewed for 'Provence TV', SIAC Marseille, France
    2013 Modessqe Art Magazine September, Cracow
    2007 David Briers, text for 'Short Frieze'
    Collections Societe Paul Ricard, Bandol, France , Beldam Gallery, Uxbridge University
    Royal Overseas League, London and Private Collections