Jane Austin (born 1952, Windsor, Ontario. Resides in Petrolia, Ontario)

www.vimeo.com/user14738535 Email at: janeaustinartist@gmail.com


Jane Austin is a multi-media artist who currently works with photography and video at her studios in Petrolia in Lambton County and on Windfall Lake on Manitoulin Island. Her themes are based on still life, landscape, and nature and focus on movement, light, pattern and colour. Recently she has extended her work to depict the energy and chemical industries of Lambton County, showing their impact upon the environment.

Jane is self-taught in her video production. She has exclusive control over the shooting, editing, and artistic decisions for her video pieces. Jane uses a Canon 5D Mark III camera with L series lenses to take her videos and Adobe Premier Pro and Abobe After Effects for editing.

Jane also has branched out into Digital Photography. She uses her Canon camera and Adobe Photoshop to edit her photos. She also works with sculpture and has in the past been a painter which informs her video work. She has been a practicing and exhibiting artist for 40 years.


Education: York University, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Fine Arts 1975

University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Education, Major in Visual Arts 1977

Residency

B.A.i.R. Winter at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, residency from Jan. 16 to Feb. 17, 2017


Selected Solo Exhibitions and Two Person Shows

Aug. 3 to Oct. 7, 2017 Art Space, Chatham ON Two person show with Norman Barney World of Kitsch

Digital still life photos and Assemblages

July 15 to Aug. 20, 2017 Lambton Heritage Museum Strange Beauty: Energy Industries of Lambton County

4 HD Videos on monitors, Scale model of the James Rig building with 4 videos

on tablets and Digital Photographs

Feb. 3 to May 26, 2017 Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia ON Winter Light

An installation of 3 HD videos.

June 11 to Sept. 8, 2016 The Oil Museum of Canada, Oil Springs ON Strange Beauty:Heritage Oil Properties

HD Video Installation of 2 videos on monitors and a scale model of the James Rig

building with 4 videos on tablets.

Oct. 1, 2015 to Feb. 3, 2016 Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia ON Strange Beauty: Chemical Industry

An installation of 5 HD videos.

2015 Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ON Sound Paintings 4 HD videos

2010 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia ON ‘Invasion: Phragmites’ Sculpture Installation, Video, and Digital Photography

2010 Gallery Lambton, Sarnia ON Please God Sound/video Installation with Norman Barney

Selected Juried Exhibitions

Jan. 12 to Feb., 2017 Art Gallery of Mississauga, 39th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts HD Video

Sept. 29 to Nov. 27, 2016 Orillia Museum of Art and History Orillia ON The Carmichael

Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed 2 HD Videos

2016 One Earth One Chance Rebecca Gallery, Toronto ON 2 HD videos

2016 Art Gallery of Mississauga Visual Arts Mississauga’s 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts HD Video

2015 Orillia Museum of Art and History Orillia ON The Carmichael Canadian Landscape

Exhibition:Tradition Transformed HD Video

2015 Roadside Attractions, Wardrobe International Film Festival 2015 Toronto ON HD Video

2015 Art Gallery of Mississauga Visual Arts Mississauga’s 37th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts HD Video

2015 Agnes Jamieson Gallery Minden ON Photography Juried Exhibition 2 digital photographs

2014 Thunder Bay Art Gallery The North Now: 2014 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition HD Video

2014 Orillia Museum of Art and History Orillia ON The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition HD Video

2013 The Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ON Juried Exhibition HD Video

2013 Judith and Norman Alex Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON HD Video

Guest Curator

2015 B.A.i.R. Aware Banff Artist in Residence Spring Art Show, Project room, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.

June 2015.

Awards and Grants

2010, 2015, 2016 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants

2016 Ontario Arts Council National and International Residency Grant

2016 Creative County Fund Grant, Lambton County ON


Jane Austin’s works are in private collections in Ontario, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Georgia, and California and in the permanent collection of the Thames Gallery, Chatham ON.