Space Junk #1 by Janet Jones
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Hand-tinted silver photogram
From the series “Space Junk”
Mounted on acid free mount board
Framed with painted two inch wood spacer
Museum quality AGUV glass
This print was in “The dream Machine” exhibition from October 21 to December 9, 2017 at Patrick Mikhail gallery in Montréal
Edition: 1 of 1
Janet Jones was born in Montreal, Quebec. She received her BFA in painting and photography from Concordia University - studying painting with Guido Molinari and Yves Gaucher, and photography with the experimental photographer Suzanne Swibold.
Janet Jones is currently a Toronto based artist whose work has been exhibited across Canada, in Los Angeles, New York, England, Germany, France and China. Her recent projects include; three solo exhibitions, Dream Machine at Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, Playtimes (2015) and Joyride (2012) both at Katzman Contemporary Toronto, a national touring exhibition of her paintings, DaDa Delirium, with an accompanying catalogue (2011) with essays by Stuart Reid, Nell Tenhaaf and an interview with the artist by Georgiana Uhlyarik, and participation in the Empire of Dreams exhibition, MOCCA (Summer 2010) curated by David Liss. Jones has been a visiting artist in France, England, Russia, China, the Netherlands, and Cuba. Her work is in numerous public and corporate collections including: BMO, TD Bank, Winnipeg Art Gallery, MacLaughlin Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Schulich School of Business, York University and AIMIA Corporation.
Jones received her MFA from York University, upon graduation receiving the prestigious Samual Sarrick Purchase Award for outstanding studio work. She continued her studies, receiving her PhD from New York University in the area of art theory and criticism. Her dissertation titled: Clement Greenberg and the Artist /Critic Relationship, included interviews with Clement Greenberg, Jules Olitski, and other members of the ‘Greenberg Group’ and research gained through accompanying Greenberg on numerous studio visits. A Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, York University, Toronto, where she is Head of the Painting Area and teaches painting, she has been Chair of the Department of Visual Arts (2006-09), and Director of the MFA Program in Visual Arts (1997-2000).
Janet Jones: Viva Las Vegas (PDF) - Canadian Art, June 2010
Eclectic roster of Toronto artists featured in MOCCA's summer exhibition Empire of Dreams: Phenomenology of the built environment (PDF) - MOCCA, June 2010
Janet Jones: Peak Gallery, Toronto (PDF) - Canadian Art, Spring 2007