For me, “the Office” is not only a source of materials, imagery and processes, such as stapling, but a place where I have spent many hours. I started out making narrative paintings about the repetition and monotony of working at a desk, but over the last five years I have followed the impulse to work with three-dimensional objects. Using a hole-punch and snipping the edges of computer paper, I thought about a misfeed or something that went wrong. Lately, representational elements have emerged as in “Flowers,” which combines thumbtacks and cotton balls soaked in watercolor with leaves cut from the foam core support. I am fascinated with the color found in these readily available materials. Each element already has a color that is so familiar that they are often taken for granted such as the reds of the dot stickers that make up “Snake.” All of these pieces explore environments that I have experienced either at work or outside the office—the beach and the garden—where my mind wanders.
Artist Bio / CV
JANE K. CREECH
1998 QUEENS COLLEGE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Flushing, NY MFA in Painting includes study at Université de Paris 8 Saint Denis 1988 NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND PAINTING, New York, NY Graduate Studies in Drawing and Painting 1987 RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, Providence, RI BFA in Painting includes study at Brown University
2000-2001 MARIE WALSH SHARPE ART FOUNDATION Studio Space Program, New York, NY
2006 SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERYDAY Michael Steinberg Fine Art New York, NY 2004 EA50 Here Art Center New York, NY RISD FINE ARTS BIENNIAL NYC 2004 Claire Oliver Fine Art New York, NY UP & OFF THE WALL d.u.m.b.o art center Brooklyn, NY 2003 CHEAP Gallery 312, Chicago IL 2002 GO FIGURE Luxe Gallery, New York, NY CHEAP (Curated by Lauren Ross and Elizabeth Ferguson Madden) White Columns, New York, NY ARTISTS TO ARTISTS: A DECADE OF THE SPACE PROGRAM Ace Gallery, New York, NY 2001 MATERIAL WHIRLED Art in General New York, NY TWENTY-FOURTH SMALL WORKS EXHIBITION (Juried by Peter Blum) New York University, New York, NY 2000 THE MATERIALS AT HAND: JANE CREECH Michael Steinberg's First New York, New York, NY 1999 CHOICE 99 (Curated by Donald Sultan) Exit Art/The First World, New York, NY SIZE MATTERS (Curated by Mike Weiss) Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY OFFICE (Curated by Regine Basha) Staff USA, New York, NY 1998 FIAC - GALERIE ALMINE RECH Paris, France 1997 SECOND ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY STUDENT EXHIBITION (Juried by Fereshteh Daftari, Martin Eisenberg, and Charlotta Kotik) New York, NY NEW YORK AREA MFA EXHIBITION (Curated by Ingrid Schaffner) Hunter College (Cosponsored by the College Art Association) New York, NY 1996 GROUP SHOW (Curated by Amanda Trager) The Gallery at Franklin St, New York, NY 1993 THE RETURN OF THE CADVRE EXQUIS The Drawing Center, New York, NY
EVERETT, Deborah. “Choice 99 @ Exit Art”: NY Arts. December 1999: p.46. JOHNSON, Ken. “Choice 99” The New York Times: December 10, 1999: p.49. LEVIN, Kim. “Reviews” Village Voice. November 30, 1999: p.103. LEVIN, Kim. “Reviews” Village Voice. August 19, 1999: p.111. SCHWENDENER, Martha. “Office” Time Out. August 19-26, 1999: p.58.