Jane Carney, who currently serves on the exhibitions committee of the Evanston Art Center, joins Creative Conversation to comment on, the words "curate and curator" both widely used and hotly debated. Are we all curators? What does it mean to curate a collection, an exhibition, or a website? Beyond collection work, today’s curator engages the community by fostering civic, social, and cultural dialogue of ideas and creativity through public examination, interaction, research, interpretation, and exhibition of arts, sciences, and humanities collections.
Jane Carney is a Chicago-based artist whose practice relies on an ongoing dialogue with figurative abstraction employing gestural mark-making with formal elements of design in both drawing and painting. She received her BFA in painting from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her Masters of Interdisciplinary Art from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. Jane is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists and currently serves on the exhibitions committee of the Evanston Art Center. Jane has attended residencies at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Vermont Studio Center. She received a Quick Start Grant from the Illinois Arts Council. Other workshops include Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado, and OX Bow, Saugatuck, Michigan. Her work has been shown in a variety of venues and galleries including The Prudential Building, Chicago, and Vedder-Price International Law Firm. Jane Carney is represented by Brandt-Roberts Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
In her studio practice, she attacks, destroys, and rework surfaces. She sees describes it as a dance where the choreography is constantly changing until the piece tells me to stop.