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BIOGRAPHY

American b. 1957
Jane Booth lives and works on a ranch overlooking broad, open vistas of native prairie, water, and sky, and uses this environment as a foundation for her work.

Schooled in ceramics, Booth pursued her love of sculpture and working with her hands by becoming a steel cutter and welder before she turned to fine art. This background continues to inform her paintings, which create a visceral sense of space and depth.

Often creating monumentally scaled, color saturated canvases, her process is tactile and physical. Booth begins by unrolling large swaths of raw canvas on the floor. Fully engaging all of her senses, she accesses a nonverbal internal landscape, translating into a felt sense of color and mark. Paint is poured and pushed by hand into the canvas; the degrees of separation between feeling and fulfillment are narrow.

Jane Booth is based in the Kansas City area.

EDUCATION

1996-1997     Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1996-2008     Philomene Bennett Workshops, Kansas City, MO
1995     Peter Voulkos Workshops, Kansas City, MO
1978     BA, Kansas State University, Manhattan
1976     Sorbonne, Paris, France

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Sherry Leedy Gallery Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2014

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE

2013

Sherry Leedy Gallery Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2012

Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joe, MO

2008

Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, MO

2003-2006

Hallar Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2004

State Capitol Building, Governor K. Sebelius, Topeka, KS

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum (upcoming)

2015

Kansas City Collection, Kansas City, MO
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas, MO
Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2014

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE

2013

Anderson O’Brien Fine Art, Omaha, NE

2012

Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011

Sherry Leedy Gallery Invitational, Kanvas City, MO

2010

Strecker-Nelsone Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2007-9

Kansas Masters Exhibit, Manhattan, KS

2006

Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Manhattan, KS

2005

Juried, Douglass Freed, River Market Regional Exhibition, KC, MO

2002

The Jayne Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Albrecht-Kemper Museum
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Albrecht-Kemper Museum
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Cisco Systems Inc.
Fleishmann-Hillard, Intl. Communications
H&R Block World Headquarters
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Kansas University Heart Hospital