I play. In the process ideas and images emerge. Experimentation, improvisation and risk-taking are attitudes I bring to the studio. However I initiate the surface a dialogue begins. It is a conversation, a back and forth of visual bantering. This allows me to work with disparate ideas that evolve from personal experiences and the world around me. Professional Activities Jane Carney Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana Masters of Arts Education Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois Solo Exhibits 2013 Wild Things, The Bottle Shop, Wilmette, Illinois 2009 Fragile Foundations, YSLA Battrell Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois 2004 One Woman Show, August House Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Two Person Exhibitions 2012 State Of The Art, Park/Schreck Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 2008 Two Artists/Two Lenses, Gallery Stuart Rodgers, Chicago, Illinois Selected Group Exhibition 2013 Taking Chances, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois 2012 Group Show, YSLA Battrell Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois 2012 Herstorically Speaking, juried exhibition, Johnson &Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, Brunswick, New Jersey 2011 North Park Arts Walk, Chicago, Illinois 2010 Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 2009 Artist’s Under Glass, Evanston Arts Council, Evanston, Illinois Viridian Artists Inc, 20th International Juried Exhibition New York, New York, June-July 2009, juror Elizabeth Sussman Whitney Museum N.A.W.A 120th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, New York, May 2009 2008 Chicago Art Open, Merchandise Mart (juried), October 2008 Curator’s Choice Award Luxe Magazine Anniversary Benefit, Northfield, Illinois Prudential Building Lobby, Chicago, Illinois, FLATFILE Galleries June 2008-March 2009 Spring Into Summer, N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York, New York Minimal, FLATFILE Galleries, Chicago, Illinois (Invitation) 2007 The Art of the Art, Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs, Florida, (Juried) Chicago Art Open, Chicago, Illinois (Juried) N.A.W.A Florida: Response to the Muse, Armory Art Center, West. Palm Beach, Florida (Juried) N.A.W.A New Members Exhibition, N.A.W.A Gallery, NewYork 2006 SOC Designs, Architectural Firm, Evanston, Illinois Matt Schaefer & Jane Carney Recent Work Illinois Institute of Art’s Gallery 350, Chicago, Illinois (Regional Juried Exhibition) First Night, Brian Bourke & Friends, Evanston, Illinois 2005 Printmaking Show, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, Illinois 100 Years of the Figure, Jane Meyer Ltd. Gallery, Geneva, Illinois 2004 Transformers Group Exhibition,Line Drive Gallery,Evanston,Illinois Around the Coyote, Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois Adult Student Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois 1993 Artists in Silk, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois 1982 Chicago/Chicago Artists, Hayes Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 1979 Concordia College Gallery, River Forest, Illinois Beacon Hull House Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Professional Affiliations Ysla Battrell Gallery, November 2009 - present Flatfile Galleries March 2008 - gallery closing Regional Scholastic Arts Awards, Juror 2009 National Association of Women Artists Juried membership October 2006 CAC Chicago Artists Coalition NAED National Art Education Association Awards Curators Choice Artist, Chicago Art Open 2008 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont, Artist’s Grant 2008 Studio Art Fellowship, Skidmore College 2007
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