Jane Andrews

The paintings evolve organically; I approach each composition as a conversation between myself and the viewer, using symbolism, both established and personal and narratives without definitive beginnings or endings. I look for humour to subvert and the ridiculous in the heroic. The more ambiguous the starting point. the better chance of a successful outcome; which for me is to uncover the story beneath the story. J. E. Andrews.

"Surreal games and dark otherworldly visions from Jane Andrews, who purloins images of the everyday, skews them with disturbing social resonance and peoples them with grotesques and itinerants. Station of The Skirt is her latest body of work, a series of 12 paintings executed over a two-year period, using the skirt, with it's intimations of domestic restriction, as a starting point".
The Independent, March 2010

"The tableaux that Jane produces are not the beginning or end of a story. A great deal has already happened to lead to the situation that is revealed to us, and clearly the struggle for survival will continue after we have departed. Jane has found her own distinctive style. she paints with a sensitivity and creative vigour that immediately captivates her audience. Her compositions positively hum with spirited personality and, exceptionally amongst her peers, she is able to create paintings that take on on a distinct and disturbing life all of their own ".
David Coke

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Solo Exhibitions

2010

Station of The Skirt, OXO Gallery, London

Jane Andrews, Weekend Gallery, Hastings, Sussex

2007

Jane Andrews, Paintings Weekend Gallery, Hastings, Sussex

2005

Jane Andrews, Paintings, The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh City and District Council, Armagh Ireland

2003

Stunned in Pearls, Inter Art Gallery, New York, USA

2002

Islington Arts Factory, London

1998

Jane Andrews Paintings, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

1997

Jamboree, Piano Nobile, London

1996

Recent Paintings, Sadlers Wells, London

1995

Recent Paintings, Sadlers Wells, London

Joint Exhibitions

2013

Over The Hill and Don't Look Back, Jane Andrews Paintings with Tim Andrews Photographic Project, Farley Farm

2010

James Tisdale and Jane Andrews, Basement Gallery, Idaho, USA

1996

LS Lowry Seascapes Barren Landscapes and Jane Andrews Recent Paintings, Pallant House, Chichester

Group Exhibitions

2017

Women's Work, Nicholas Treadwell Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Imprint Gallery, Cannon Beach, USA

Limner Gallery, Husdon, NY, USA

2016

East Sussex Open, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Flox Galerie, Dresden, Germany

Art for Peace, Atelier Gustave, Paris

2015

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea

2014

Gothic Fiction And The Dark Romantics, Brumfields Gallery, Idaho, USA

Affordable Art Fair, Gallery One, Battersea, London

2013

Sweet'Art Summer Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green, London

2012

AOI A Celebratory Exhibition, Phantasten Museum Wien, Palais Palffy, Austria

2010

5 Decades of Fantastic, Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, USA

Metamorphosis, Haselmere Museum, Haselmere

James Tisdale and Jane Andrews, Basement Gallery, Idaho, USA

2009

On The Bounce, Turn-Berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Sacred Art Exhibition, Lofthouse Gallery, Germany

Exhibition of Miniatures, Fantasmus, Saeby, Denmark

2008

1st Annual Cork Street Open Exhibition, London

Art Fair 2008, Nice, France

Fantasmus, Saeby, Denmark

2007

Galerie Princesse de Kiev, Nice, France

Art of Imagaination, The Mall Galleries, London

Life Cycles, The Crypt, St. Pancras Church, London

2006

August Gallery - Bletchley

Landcapes of Imagination, European Touring Exhibition Silos Gallery, Tarifa Town Hall, Andalucia, Spain, The Vezzano Gallery, Trentino, Italy, Conference Centre Gallery, Neu-Issenbug, Frankfurt, The Lofthouse Gallery, Germany

Une Fete sur Imagination - H.R.Giger Museum and Art Gallery, St. Germaine Castle, Gruyeres, Switzerland

2005

Festival of Fantasy and Imagination, Laudersdale House London

The Inner Eye, European Touring Exhibition, Italy, Germany, Spain

2004

Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, Islington, London

Challenge the Nail, Salon des Arts, London

Sefton Open 2004, The Atkinson Art Gallery, Liverpool

2003

Art of Imagination, Cork Street Gallery, London

Galleri Art, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Diego Victoria Gallery, Florida, USA

Brave Destiny, Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre, New York, USA

Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

2002

Art of Imagination, Cork St Gallery, London

Art of Imagination, Golden Ark Gallery, Uppingham

2001

Emerging Artists, Limner Gallery, NY, USA

Art 2001, Islington, London

2000

Art of Imagination, London

Open Studios, South East Arts Fleart Gallery, London

Art 2000, Islington, London

1999

Singular Thoughts, Surrey Institute of Art and Design Group Exhibition, Lamont Gallery, London

Stirred Not Shaken, Lamont Gallery, London

1998

Art 98, Islington, London

Well Hot, Well Hung Gallery, London

1997

Eight by Eight, Pallant House, Chichester

1996

LS Lowry Seascapes Barren Landscapes and Jane Andrews Recent Paintings, Pallant House, Chichester

No Turkeys, Raw Gallery, London

1994

Fresh Art, Islington, London

Town Painting, Andernach, Germany

BA Hons Fine Art

1991-1994

   West Surrey College of Art & Design

Awards

1994

Shortlisted Space Award

2001

Emerging Artists Prize 2001 Limner Gallery, NY

2002

Lukas painting Prize

2003

Symbolist Show Prize

Collections include

The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Liverpool

The Kemnitzer collection, San Fransisco, USA