Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Jane Dixon


Year 2014
Medium Graphite and frottage on paper
Dimensions 21 x 29.6 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Jane Dixon:

Born 1963 Lancashire, Jane Dixon lives and works in London. Graduated from MA in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art (1988).

Dixon's practice explores the conceptual alignment between subject and method. The rubbed drawings of her recent series are a continuation of her interest in the relationship between the real and the artificial or invented.

Her work is held in public and private collections including Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; V&A, London; The British Museum, London; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham; Arts Council Collection, London; and Kasser Foundation, New Jersey. 

Selected solo exhibitions include Regeneration: Works on Paper, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo (2008); Under False Colours, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo and Yokohama Portside Gallery (2004); Under False Colours, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham (2004); and Parallel Objects, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2000). Selected group exhibitions include The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2021); Realisation, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (2016-17); Contemporary Drawings from Britain, Xi’an Academy of Fine Art (2015); Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Menil Collection, Houston (2015); Beneath the Surface, Somerset House, London (2015); Drawn to the Real, Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2014); British Drawings: 1600 to the Present Day, V&A, London (2013); DRAWING NOW PARIS, Carousel du Louvre, Paris (2013); Out of Rubble, Space, Pittsburgh and US touring (2012-2014); New Acquisitions – Part II, The British Museum, London (2007); Ljublijana International Print Biennale, Ljublijana, Slovenia (2005); Solid State: Reflections upon the Real, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2001); Jerwood Painting Prize, Jerwood Gallery, London (1999). 

Awards include Jerwood Drawing Prize - Judges special commendation (2012); The Bryan Robertson Trust, Artist Award (2007); Arts Council of England, Awards to Artists (2005 and 2003); Kettle’s Yard and New Hall Artist Fellowship, University of Cambridge (2000-2001); Rothko Fellowship, Mark Rothko Memorial Trust (1997); and Rome Scholarship in Printmaking, British School at Rome (1989–90). 

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