Jane Du Brin

Born in Greenwich Village to a fashion designer mother who was constantly making my three sisters and I paper dolls….
We had to color the costumes with watercolors and then add the glue, glitter and lace ad infinitum.
Have travelled, living in Mallorca, Spain and Italy - and then Athens Greece. There was a scholarship for figure drawing at the Laguna Beach School of Art and a MA from Cal State Northridge….
More recently there have been awards for pieces in nationally and internationally juried shows and publications; works have been sold into private collections both in this country and abroad.

Western European painting, and in particular, the drawings of Degas, Lautrec, Schiele and Rodin have always inspired and urged me… later on Diebenkorn and David Park. What I seek are patterns and threads, a continuum over cultures and time… to bend the use of figure as metaphor. And imagery of the human form is used as a vessel for both the expression of movement’s potential, and of innate energy. There is a timeless element to the use of pure line - that essential of graphic abstraction, and inherent in it implied potential for growth.
My preference is for the open statement. I invite the viewer to complete each piece based upon his or her own personal history and experience, and this interaction grants each work added dimension - another “life”.

Educational Overview: MA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Northridge. Studying under Hans Burkhardt. Scholarship for figure drawing: Laguna Beach School of Art. Studied with Wayne Thiebaud, Artist in Residence. BS from Empire State College, Albany NY. Concentration in portraiture. Associates in FA from Sage Colleges, Albany Campus, High Honors.
Brief Resume: Adjunct professor, Indian River Community College, Fort Pierce Campus, FL. Elliott Museum of Stuart, FL. Art History, drawing and painting. Instructor, Drawing and Painting, The Studio, Stuart, FL Adjunct faculty and Adult Extension: Glendale Community College, Glendale CA. San Fernando Community College, San Fernando. CA. Learning Tree University, Chatsworth, CA. TA CSUN, Northridge, CA Life Drawing Workshops, Vero Beach Center of the Arts. Staff, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA. Asst to Director, Laguna Beach School of Art, CA. TA to Chair of FA Dept, Sage Colleges, Albany NY.
Awards in Drawing/Painting from juried shows in Fort Pierce, and Stuart Florida.(2008-2012) Backus Museum. Elliott Museum. Awards in 2012-15: Light Space and Time Gallery, mixed media, painting, and photography. Nude Attitude: Juried National Exhibition, Peoria, Ill. March,2013, 2014. Nude Nite: Contemporary Juried National Exhibition, Tampa, FL. March 2013,2015. Orlando, FL in 2014, 2015. Group Shows: Simon's Gallery Jupiter, FL. Contompasis Gallery in Albany NY. Desolation Road Gallery in Altamont, NY. 'Convergence Show' at the Armory, New York, New York. Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY. 2014.
Inclusion in the upcoming juried publication: "Creative Masters", 2015


figurative works

sketch from life
vine and oil/canvas