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Jane Dickson


Dyson College of Arts and Sciences


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Jane Dickson's work has appeared in 37 one-person exhibitions and almost 200 group exhibitions internationally. Her work has been reproduced in 37 books. Dickson has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and The American Academy of Art among others. Her works are owned by 31 museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She was born in Chicago in 1952. She studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris, the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Harvard University, graduating BA magna cum laude 1976. She lives and works in New York City. Jane Dickson's work can be viewed on her website: www.janedickson.com.

Jane Dickson's sunless, shadowless neon casino interiors and exteriors grip your eye with a blunt, slow-burning shrewdness, getting right to the point about matters that have deep roots in the torch-lit hells of Caravaggio, the flickering purgatories of Georges de La Tour, and –– nearer to hand –– the existential roadside mercury vapors of George Ault or Edward Hopper….Dickson's steady, sober vision strips the distracting fluff away down to architectural bones that show casinos to be a kind of peopled re-enactment of 20th century abstraction at its most positivist –– from Kandinsky to Frank Stella to Richard Anuszkiewicz –– and maybe all the more despairing for that. -David Brody, ArtCritical, 2012


BA , Harvard University , 1976
Visual Studies

Studio Diploma , School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts , 1976
Studio Diploma

Awards and Honors

    2016 - Joan Mitchell Foundation New Orleans Studio Residency
  • Thor Equities and Jeffrey Deitch, 2015 - Coney Island Walls commission
  • National Academy of Art, 2014 - Elected to the National Academy of Art
  • 2013 - Joan Mitchell Award for Career Recognition 2011 - Residency Summer Yaddo Corporation 2008 - Residency MacDowell Colony for the Arts
  • MTA, 2006 - MTA Mosaic Commission for Time Square Station


One Person Exhibition titled "Jane Dickson: Paradise" Galeria Petrus Puerto Rico June 2007; awarded the MTA Arts for Transit Commission Times Square Subway Mosaic (Winter 2007)


[Art - Exhibition, Catalog] Jane Dickson,, The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, Washingtion DC

3 works on paper, "New Americans"
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Jane Dickson,, Beijing National Academy of PAinting, Beijing China

Fine Arts Museum of Karamay China, Inaugural Exhibition of Recent Aquisitions
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Jane Dickson,, province of Xin Jiang China, Karamay, China

Yale University Radio, New Haven, CT

Coney Art Walls
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Coney Island, New York, NY

KIEV Biennial
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Kiev, Ukraine

Out of Here 1999-2013
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Omi International Arts Center, Hudson, NY

[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Steven Harvey Fine Arts Project, New York, NY

The Side Show
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

The Return of City Maze
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] WallworksNY, South Bronx, NY

Turn Up the Volume
[Art - Exhibition, Group] Jane Dickson,, Pace University, New York

Reflected Glory
[Art - Exhibition, One-Person] Silent Barn, Bushwick, New York

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Dickson, J. L. (2016, February 15). Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarly Residency, New Orleans.
Joan Mitchell FOundation , Private . Funded,I was invited to live/ work with a small group of nationally prominent artists at the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation's New Orleans residency studios

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