Artist Biography

Jane Stanier was born in California, moving to France in 1971 where she completed her secondary education at a Lycée. Living in France kindled her interest in art, eventually resulting in an MFA in Painting. She moved to Vancouver in 1988, where she currently resides on the unceded ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.  From 1994 on, there was a long hiatus from art, due in part to family obligations. In 2011 she started painting again, also embarking on a body of collage work. Her painting practice focusses on plein air landscapes in oils, sometimes described as Fauvist in style. The collage work went through several discrete phases, feminist themes on panel, a playing card project, and tiny business card sized collages mounted on wooden blocks. In 2018 Jane started a series of drawings in coloured inks on paper. Inktober was the inception of this work, resulting in an ongoing series of drawings that depict a fantasy world firmly rooted in nature.

The bodies of work complement each other. Oil painting satisfies the pure joy of colour and a direct response to the natural world, the collages have a political aspect, and the ink works are a return to a love of narrative drawing.


B.A. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.1981

M.F.A. in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A. 1984

Selected Exhibitions:

Faculty Exhibition, Charles Scott Gallery, October 1989

Hornby Island Community Hall, duo show with Josie Fletcher, August 2015

Terra Art, duo Show with Dominique Norville, September 2015

Warehouse #2 Studio Group Show, May 2015

The Drawing of the Cards Group Exhibition at Havana Gallery March 2017 Curator and participant

Warehouse #2 Pop Up  Group Show November 2017

Domestic Savages, duo Show with Dominique Norville at Britannia Gallery December 2017

Elsewhere, duo show with Mariko Ando at Visual Space Gallery July 2019

A Bright Thread, duo Show with Atty Gell at Visual Space Gallery July 2020

The Protagonists, group show with Amelia Butcher and Mariko Ando July 2021

Winter Show,  group show with Shelley Wales and Brian O'Connor January 2022