Jane Austin (born 1952, Windsor, Ontario. Resides in Petrolia, Ontario)
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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
Gullkistan Centre for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland. The month of August, 2019
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
2017 Art Space, Chatham ON Two person show with Norman Barney World of Kitsch
Digital still life photos and Assemblages
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
2017 Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia ON Winter Light
An installation of 3 HD videos.
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.
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
2021 John B. Aird Gallery Sculpture 2021
2018 Orillia Museum of Art and History Orillia ON The Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed HD video
2017 Art Gallery of Mississauga, 39th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts HD Video
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
2015 B.A.i.R. Aware Banff Artist in Residence Spring Art Show, Project room, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.
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. In 2021, Jane assisted Norman Barney with his virtual residency with Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario by creating videos and photographs to post on the gallery website.
COVID has put a pall on the art world but I did manage to be part of 2 virtual shows during 2021.