Jane Stevens is a photographer, curator, and art educator whose work focuses on both personal and natural landscapes.
As an artist/photographer, she works with light. Photography is about light and photosensitive materials. The process itself is magical. The landscapes in the photographs are visual metaphors for the artist's transformative process and journey of reclaiming a sense of self and connection to the world/community.
In 2010, she published a book of photographs entitled “Dusty’s House: Photographs by Jane Stevens.” Recently she completed a book entitled “Don Seiden: An Artist’s Life.”
These two books led to her 2011 exhibition “Points of Departure: Photographs by Jane Stevens” which focuses on visual images and moments where journeys begin.
Stevens has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including the Los Angeles Photography Center; Galeria Tonalli, Mexico City; University of Arizona, Tucson; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana; Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; and Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas.
SELECTED ONE-PERSON AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Points of Departure: Photographs by Jane Stevens”, Ceres Gallery, NY, NY
“Le Genie de la Bastille”, Espace Kiron, Paris, France
“Women’s Nature”, Ceres Gallery, New York City
“Resurrection & Death”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Chicago Society of Artists”, Bloomingdale Park District Museum,
“Life’s Crossings”, Bulgarian Artists Exchange exhibition, Zadar City, Croatia
“Collaboration Group Exhibition” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Presence in Time: Photographs by Jane Stevens” Ceres Gallery, New York
Group Affiliate Exhibition, ARC Gallery
“Passages: Photograms by Jane Stevens” Ceres Gallery, New York
Our Ancestors’ Land: A Project by Jane Stevens” Ceres Project Room at The
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York. A collaborative video installation.
“Wired Women: On The Verge of a Digital Renaissance”, Three Arts Club Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Reintegrating the Past: Photographs by Jane Stevens”, ARC Gallery, Chicago
“SWAN Exchange”, Sydney College Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Whispers ‘98", The Morris Center, San Francisco, California
“Time Passes” group exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, N.Y.
The Toronto/Chicago Exchange Project", Toronto, Canada
"Una Ventana Al Mundo", Galeria Tonalli. Mexico City, Mexico
"Jane Stevens/Robert Walker", University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
"Women in Photography", University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
"Alternative Photography", Ohio State University, Pearl Conrad Gallery
"Women in Photography International Exhibition", Traveling exhibition:
Accademia di Belle Arte, Catania, Italy; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
New City, January 11, 2007, ARC Gallery, by Michael Weinstein Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2000, Period elegance meets dot-com generation of Artists, C. West Chicago Tribune, March 12, 1993, "Array of thematic images hangs on ARC Gallery walls",
Abigail Foerstner Camera and Darkroom Magazine, January 1992, Photography Contest Award The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, May 22, 1992, "A beacon in the tide of prints", Kate Taylor Chicago Tribune, April 12, 1991, "Two artists change the ordinary into the extraordinary, Abigail Foerstner ZOOM, International Magazine, V. 42
Arts Management Certificate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
M.A. Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, BA in Cultural Anthropology
AWARDS AND GRANTS
Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, The Newberry Library, Chicago
Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, Exhibition Support
Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, Conference
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Photography, City of Chicago,