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Biography


Jane Ingram Allen, a sculptor/installation artist and papermaker, currently lives in Troy, NY. As well as doing her own artwork, she writes for SCULPTURE, ART CALENDAR and other art magazines, teaches art courses at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, and works as an artist in the schools. Jane has received grants to support her work from the NEA, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, NYFA and local arts councils as well as private foundations and international organizations.

Recent solo exhibitions include "Of Time and the River", Spencertown Academy Art Center, Spencertown, NY; "Site Maps - Red Hook, Brooklyn," Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; "Different Views," Phoenix Gallery Project Room, New York City; and "Site Maps," Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA. In 2003 Jane created outdoor installations for "Accessibility 2003" in Sumter, SC; at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, at Monarch Sculpture Park, Tenino, WA; and in downtown Schenectady, NY. In 2001 Jane did outdoor installations in downtown Cazenovia, NY, at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA, and at Spirit of Place-Site Ecology, Huntington, VT.

Jane has done commissioned works for Arts for Transit, ASCAP, and for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York among others. She has done public art installations in subway stations, on an abandoned barn along a public highway and on bus shelters, boardwalks and in public parks. She has been an artist in residence at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry, WV; the Duntog Foundation, Baguio City, Philippines; the Paper Art Village Project, Mino City, Japan; the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA; Nepal Crafts Collection, Kathmandu, Nepal and the Sacatar Fopundation, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil. She has received a Fulbright Scholar Award for a six-month artist-in-residency in Taiwan beginning in January 2004.

Jane's mixed media installation works are composed of multiple parts constructed with handmade paper and other materials that are arranged as site-specific installations in indoor and outdoor settings. Jane makes viewer participatory installations and collaborative works that change over time and that raise awareness of environmental issues.

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