Jane McNichol

Lives and works in New York, NY.

The landscape monotypes are based on images that inspire the artist’s landscape paintings, which she makes in her New York studio. At Manneken Press, McNichol worked from photographs and from memory, utilizing a simple monotype technique to create landscape and seascape images that have a direct, loose, and abstracted quality.

About half of the 2005 monotypes are still life images. “I’ve always been fascinated with the light that comes in the windows (of her studio in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn)”, says McNichol. “The objects that I paint are backlit by the intense light of the outdoors so that the part of the still life that is closer to me appears darker. How to paint an object that is lighter in color farther from me and darker in the area that is closer to me creates a challenging spatial puzzle.” The still life monotypes were made directly from still lifes set up in the Manneken Press studio.

McNichol is a 2005 recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. Other awards include an Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal from the Catherine Lorillard Wolf Foundation and a grant from the Friends of the Contemporary Art Center in North Adams, Massachusetts. Also a MacDowell Fellow, McNichol has exhibited her paintings, prints and photographs in one person and group exhibitions in museums, galleries and juried shows across the United States. Her paintings hang in more than 40 private, corporate and public collections, including Reader’s Digest, McGraw Hill, Wyeth Laboratories and the U.S. Department of State. A native of Philadelphia, McNichol earned a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from Temple University and studied in Rome, Italy, with Temple’s Tyler School of Art.

1974         B. A. Studio Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1973         Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy

2005         Pollock – Krasner Foundation Inc. Grant
1996         Friends of Contemporary Art Center Award, North Adams, MA
1989         Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Foundation
1985         Macdowell Fellowship, Peterborough, NH

2006         North End Trilogy, Barnegat Light, NJ
2006         Villanova University, Villanova, PA
2003         Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
2002         Soundview Lobby Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2002         Gallery at Merritt Crossing, Milford, CT
2001         Jane McNichol: Works On Paper, Wallspace, New York, NY
1998         The Fall Cafe, Brooklyn, NY
1996         Cardoza Law School, New York, NY
1995         Approaching Infinity, Michaelian & Kohlberg, New York, NY

2008         Aqua Art Miami, Manneken Press,Aqua Hotel, Miami Beach, FL.
                   Spring Awakening, Joie de Livres, Salisbury, CT
2007         Full Circle: Recent Prints from Manneken Press, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, Collins C. Dibboll Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
2005         Manneken Press at 5 Years, Bloomington, IL
2005         Juried Exhibition, Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY
2003         Personal Impressions, Makeready Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2002         American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
2002         Through the Lens of September 11, SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, NY
2001         Here is New York, New York, NY
1999         Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, NY
1999         Wish You Were Here, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY
1998         No England, No Amsterdam, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
1998         Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, juror: Laura Hoptman
1998         Made in New York, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY
1997         Landscapes and Still Lifes, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
1997         Oklahoma City Memorial Competition, Oklahoma City, OK
1996         Issues, Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, MA
1996         Artists at Esterwood, Dobbs Ferry, NY
1995         A Grand Affair, 420 West Broadway, New York, NY
1994         Art Initiatives: Mass Exposure, New York, NY
1994         Accidental Tourist, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY
1993         Alumni Exhibition, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1992         Art Initiatives: Salon ’92,  Gallery 148, New York, NY
1987         Volume Two, Independent Group Exhibition, New York, NY
1984         Art Alarm, 2nd and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA

CCW Group, Ardmore, PA
Citizen’s Bank, Philadelphia, PA
McGraw Hill, New York, NY
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, New York, NY
Reader’s Digest Association/Lyla Acheson Wallace Collection, Pleasantville, NY
Standard & Poors, New York, NY
US Department of State, Washington, D.C.
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Wyeth Laboratories, Radnor, PA
Wyndham Hotels, Dallas, TX