A practicing artist, V. Jane is seduced by improvisation and continues to work in installation contexts with a wide variety of media and ideas.
Experimental and conceptual approaches to drawing and painting
V. Jane has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Queen’s University, a Master’s degree with a studio major in painting and drawing, and a specialty in arts education from the Fine Art department at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia).
Most recent exhibitions have been at the Burlington Art Centre/Spencer Smith Park, Sudbury Art Gallery and a solo exhibition at the Grimsby Art Gallery. Her work is found in collections at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, the Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, St. James Centre for Creativity in Valetta, Malta, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. V. Jane has several gallery-based publications in the National Archive.
V. Jane is a winner of the Woman of the Year in the Arts award and the Hamilton Arts award. She has received numerous grants from the Ontario Arts Council, including grants for visual artists, special projects and exhibition assistance. She is an honourary lifetime member of Hamilton Artists Inc. and received the Olympic 88 Government of Canada certificate for community contributions in the arts.
As a virtuoso in certain aspects of painting and drawing, V. Jane enjoys being free to improvise and listen for the clicking together of practice. Her dream project is to organize a hockey game at Copps Coliseum between Dr. Luccawanna’s team from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Space and Time in Blind River, Ontario, and a team from the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo. The dream is one step closer to reality: V. Jane has already designed the IASIST Blind River hockey jersey.