Jane Gifford is a London based British artist.
She studied fine art at Newcastle University and printmaking at Central St Martins, London in the UK and travelled to New York to study painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School on a Max Beckmann scholarship.
Jane Gifford’s practice is centred on drawing, the immediacy of the drawn line, the ephemeral quality of paper. Her work is largely focused on her dreams, which she records daily as subject matter for drawings, paintings, prints and video. Using dream journals as the starting point, her work references the diary as book, as memoir and as continuum. She draws every day, selecting pivotal images from the written records, which then form the basis for other works, often on paper, sometimes including text, usually in series, providing a kind of storyboard to her subconscious.
Jane Gifford’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Solo exhibitions include: Riverside Studios, London, UK; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Grey Art Gallery, New York, USA; Hirschl Contemporary Art, London, UK; South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, UK; Standpoint, London, UK
Group exhibitions include : Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; Royal Academy of Art, London, UK; Ikon Touring, Birmingham, UK; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; First Site, Colchester, UK: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, UK; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK; Wellcome Collection, London, UK; Beaux Arts Gallery, London, UK; Islington Arts Factory, London, UK; Veemvloer, Amsterdam, Holland; Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany.
Her work is in many collections including the British Government Art Collection.