Jan Henry

 

Biography

 

Following a number of years of expatriate life, Jan returned to Canada in 2004. Jan earned a Certificate of Visual Art at Vancouver Island School of Art in 2008.

She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

 

 

Artist Statement

 

A number of themes are integral to Jan's art practise. Two color theory courses  led to a fascination with color relationships, a theme which is often developed using stripes or grids.

 

The manipulation of books, both found books and images of books, also features prominently in Jan's art practise and it provides an ongoing source of inspiration for the creation of two dimensional and three dimensional works.

 

Several artists have been influential, among them Sean Scully, who admonishes artists "to obsess" in order to fully explore the possibilities of painting. This invitation to obsess is a notion which is fully embraced.

 

 

Education

 

2008 Certificate of Visual Arts, Vancouver Island School of Art

1997 TESOL Teaching Certificate, Aston University, Birmingham

1986 Bachelor of Arts, University of Calgary

 

Representation

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Art Rental and Sales

 

Membership

Federation of Canadian Artists, Active Member

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015  Federation of Canadian Artists, Autumn Salon

2015  Burnaby Arts Council, The Reflection of All Colours

2015  The Slide Room Gallery, In Cahoots

2015 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Re-ify

2014 Massey Gallery, Black and White Essentials

2014 CACGV, ReMixing Imagination

2014 Red Art Gallery, group exhibition

2014 Fibreworks 2014 - Biennial Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Fibre Art,  IDEA/EXCHANGE, Cambridge ON.

2013 Metchosin Art Gallery - Massively Mini

2013 SOPA Fine Art - U8

2013 Red Art Gallery - Ab Fab

2012 Vancouver Arts Umbrella - SPLASH 2012

2012 Red Art Gallery - The Mystery Show

2012 Sooke Fine Art Show

2012 The Gallery at Sooke Harbour House

2012 Victoria Airport Gallery

2011 The Gallery at Mattick's, Small Works

2011 AGGV Christmas Small Works

2011 Coast Collective Gallery, Salon des Refuses

2011 Deluge Contemporary Gallery

2011 Crystal Pool Mural Project

2010 Sidney Fine Arts Show - winner, juror's choice award

2008 AGGV Moss Street Paint-In

2008 The Slide Room Gallery, Anatomy of Greys

 

 

Other Projects 

 

2015 - City of Victoria Youth Council Art Mentorship Program

 

2012 -  "Field of Hope." A painting  created with the Island Breaststrokers dragon boat team to raise funds for the team's journey to Israel.

 

2010 - "Still Bloomin'". A collaborative painting which was created with breast cancer survivors from the Island Breaststrokers dragon boat team. The painting was donated to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation and auctioned at the Victoria Dragonboat Festival.