Through an interest in paying close attention to her surroundings, moments, memories, and the senses, Jane Georges creates curious and detailed works of observation, intuition and repurpose by way of experimentation with a flux of media. She activates spaces, creates social experiments, and observes processes of change by utilizing collected objects and elements of nature and nostalgia, curious fibers and textures, often through repetitive ritual and organic layering, to create diverse bodies of work.
Jane received her BA in printmaking, painting, and sculpture from Indiana University in 2005 and soon after embarked on a life in Chicago. Since her move, she has pursued opportunities across the creative spectrum from teaching art to HeadStart children with AmeriCorps Project YES!, developing Art Club at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, leading creative workshops for Paper Source, and serving in a variety of roles in the Visitor and Membership Services departments at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She took her varied experience in the creative non-profit and retail worlds by creating working relationships with companies that she felt inspired by.
Her most recent position as Resident Artist and Head of Visual Merchandising for Vosges Haut-Chocolat, began with a curiosity for pursuing all senses in her work, adding the sense of taste to her professional palette. Jane worked closely with the culinary genius and chocolatier Katrina Markoff as a visual leader and liaison in design conception through installations, styling, and activation of retail spaces, pop-ups shops, trade shows, and bespoke packaging to elevate the brand nationwide.
In late 2016, she hit the ground running as she embarked on a personal project, Oh And Also, linking the diversity of her portfolio to her passions for fine art, interiors, fashion, installation art, travel, and philanthropy. Several of her Oh And Also projects in the summer of 2017 led to her care of Silent Funny, a mixed use arts space and 501(c)3 in West Humbolt Park, where she now supports the space as Gallery Manager.
Jane has proudly worked with, collaborated with, and/or shown with a spectrum of artists, designers, curators, and visionaries including:
- Tricia Van Eck - 6018North
- Claire Molek - Brave New Art World and Hauser Gallery
- Alicia Silva - MCA Creation Station and Revealed Seams
- MiYeon Kwon - Prak-sis
- Canvas Chicago
- Ciera McKissick - AMFM Life and Gallery
- Amanda Harth - Runway Addicts
- Chicago Art Department
- McKenzie Thompson - Maybe Sunday Collective
- Iridium Clothing
- Crystal Hodges - Luft
- Katrina Markoff - Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Wild Ophelia
- Erika Dufour - Erika Dufour Photography
- Karen Herold - Studio K Creative
- Jackie Trezzo - FMK 5x5
- Anna Cerniglia - Johalla Projects
- Joey Stevenson - Soho House Chicago
- Brian Keller - Brain Killer
- Silent Funny
- Lost Arts
- Greg Lunceford - Chicago Cultural Center and DCASE
- Industry of the Ordinary
- Jeff Zimmerman and Kerry James Marshall
- Kristen Kaza and Ace Hotel Chicago
- Anthony Esquivel
- Rachael Reuter
- Armani Barron
- Marina Kozak
- Rita Zambori
- GL Joe
- Art Design Chicago
CV and Artist Statements available upon request.
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