Biography

Jane LowBeer is a mixed media artist living in downtown Toronto. Monotypes have been her medium of choice during the last decade. Jane LowBeer started her artistic career as a printmaker studying with Stanley Hayter at his famous Atelier 17 in Paris. During her career she has exhibited in New York, Montreal and various places in Europe. Her works have garnered her prizes and are included in private and public collections including The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Biblioteque National in Paris.

In Toronto Jane is a member of Loop Gallery and is represented by Open Studio and Nikolai Rukai gallery. For almost twenty years she designed and constructed sets and a huge variety of puppets as artistic director of the multi-media theatre company, The Crankee Consort. Jane teaches yoga and is a Phoenix Rising Yoga therapist.

 

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Education  
1968-1972 B.A., Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, N.Y.
1973 L’Atelier de Recherche Graphique, Montreal
1974-1976 L'Atelier 17 (Stanley Hayter), Paris
   
Solo Exhibitions
2015 Loop Gallery, Toronto, Land lines
2015 Loop Gallery, Toronto, Walking
2014 Art Gallery of Peterborough, Crankees & Other Work
2013 Loop Gallery, Toronto, Seams, sewn collages
2012 Yorkminister Gallery, Toronto, Room For Life
2011 Loop Gallery, Toronto, Shelf Life
2010 Loop Gallery, Toronto, Light on Little Things
2008 Loop Gallery, Toronto, River of Life
2007 Open Studio, Toronto, Monotypes at Open Studio
2000 Le Passe Partout Gallery, Montreal, Jane LowBeer
1998 Theatre Passe Muraille
1996 Theatre Centre West, Irrevella's Monotypes
1994 Art Word Centre, Hats & Monotypes
   
Group Exhibitions
2014-2015 Christensens Fine Art, Christmas show
2012 Art Gallery of Peterborough, Group show
2009 Mexican Consulate, Montreal, monotypes
2007 Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Big Little Fibre Exhibition
2007 The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, Oakville,
  World of Threads Festival.
2006 Print Show, John Aird Gallery, Toronto
2004 Lima, Peru, Open Studio Group Show
2002 Byng Studio Gallery, Whitby ON, Award of Excellence
2000 Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Bank Open Studio Show
1999 Le Passe Partout Gallery, Paris, Canadian Printers in Paris
1995 Harbourfront, Toronto, Uncommon Objects, All Wrapped Up
1993 Harbourfront, Toronto, Harvest Spirit, outdoor sculpture,
1993 Partisan Gallery, Circa 200 Leaves
1992 Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Windows
1980 Hammer Graphics, New York City, Critic’s Choice
1980 Key Gallery, Terrain Gallery New York City, Small Works
1980 Kleinart Gallery, New York City, Dreams Exhibition
1980 Bibliotheque National, Paris, L’Estampe Aujourd’hui
1977-1978 L’Atelier 17, 50th Anniversary Show
  Brooklyn Museum; University, of Iowa Museum
  Krannert Museum; University of Michigan Gallery
1976-1978 Traveling Show, Sweden, Four Graphic Artists
   
Collections  
  Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
  Bibliotheque National de Paris, France
  Women’s College Hospital; IBM; INCO
   
Competitions and Awards
2011 First Prize, Print Show, John Aird Gallery, Toronto
2010 Second Prize, Print Show, John Aird Gallery, Toronto
2006 Best in Category (Prints), Toronto Outdoor Art Show
1993 Surfacing, “Skin & Bones”, 7th Int. Textile Competition
1982 Brooklyn Cultural Center, “Miniature Show”
1982 New York University, “Miniature Show”
1977 Biennale des Arts de L’Estampe, Cannes, France
1976 Triennal Internationale d’Estampe en Couleur, Grechen, Switzerland, Third Prize
   
Gallery Representation
  Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
  Open Studio, Toronto