Jane Carney

I play. In the process ideas and images emerge. Experimentation, improvisation and risk-taking are attitudes I bring to the studio. However I initiate the surface a dialogue begins. It is a conversation, a back and forth of visual bantering. This allows me to work with disparate ideas that evolve from personal experiences and the world around me.

Professional Activities

Jane Carney

Education Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Masters of Arts Education Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
Solo Exhibits
2013 Wild Things, The Bottle Shop, Wilmette, Illinois
2009 Fragile Foundations, YSLA Battrell Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois
2004 One Woman Show, August House Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Two Person Exhibitions
2012 State Of The Art, Park/Schreck Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2008 Two Artists/Two Lenses, Gallery Stuart Rodgers, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Group Exhibition
2013 Taking Chances, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, Illinois
2012 Group Show, YSLA Battrell Gallery, Wilmette, Illinois
2012 Herstorically Speaking, juried exhibition, Johnson &Johnson
World Headquarters Gallery, Brunswick, New Jersey
2011 North Park Arts Walk, Chicago, Illinois
2010 Chicago Art Open, River East Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2009 Artist’s Under Glass, Evanston Arts Council, Evanston, Illinois
Viridian Artists Inc, 20th International Juried Exhibition
New York, New York, June-July 2009, juror Elizabeth Sussman Whitney Museum
N.A.W.A 120th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York,
New York, May 2009
2008 Chicago Art Open, Merchandise Mart (juried), October 2008
Curator’s Choice Award
Luxe Magazine Anniversary Benefit, Northfield, Illinois
Prudential Building Lobby, Chicago, Illinois, FLATFILE Galleries
June 2008-March 2009
Spring Into Summer, N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York, New York
Minimal, FLATFILE Galleries, Chicago, Illinois (Invitation)

2007 The Art of the Art, Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs,
Florida, (Juried)
Chicago Art Open, Chicago, Illinois (Juried)
N.A.W.A Florida: Response to the Muse, Armory Art Center,
West. Palm Beach, Florida (Juried)
N.A.W.A New Members Exhibition, N.A.W.A Gallery, NewYork

2006 SOC Designs, Architectural Firm, Evanston, Illinois
Matt Schaefer & Jane Carney Recent Work
Illinois Institute of Art’s Gallery 350, Chicago, Illinois
(Regional Juried Exhibition)
First Night, Brian Bourke & Friends, Evanston, Illinois

2005 Printmaking Show, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, Illinois
100 Years of the Figure, Jane Meyer Ltd. Gallery, Geneva, Illinois

2004 Transformers Group Exhibition,Line Drive Gallery,Evanston,Illinois
Around the Coyote, Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois
Adult Student Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

1993 Artists in Silk, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

1982 Chicago/Chicago Artists, Hayes Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

1979 Concordia College Gallery, River Forest, Illinois
Beacon Hull House Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Ysla Battrell Gallery, November 2009 - present
Flatfile Galleries March 2008 - gallery closing
Regional Scholastic Arts Awards, Juror 2009
National Association of Women Artists
Juried membership October 2006
CAC Chicago Artists Coalition
NAED National Art Education Association


Curators Choice Artist, Chicago Art Open 2008
Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, Vermont, Artist’s Grant 2008
Studio Art Fellowship, Skidmore College 2007

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