ABOUT

My name is Jana Jonhardsdóttir I was born and raised in the Faroe Islands, a small country located between Norway and Iceland. I have a BA in Contemporary Arts and an MA in Fine Arts from the university of Bath Spa Art and Design.

I am a freelance Designer – Graphic Designer

ARTIST STATEMENT

In my studio practice I aim to work between the lines of documentation and fiction. How these play of each other and how the work together particularly when it relates to nature and the psychological term Nature Connectedness also known as Biophilia, the hypothesis suggests that humans have an innate drive to seek connections with nature. This drive leads us to romanticise nature and shy away from the more chaotic aspects such as death and suffering.

Documentation filtered through fiction mimics reality with a slight shift towards the idyll.

In my studio practice I apply what I stated above through photographic mediums with scientific methods such as satellite mapping and psychological collage methods, all which would be considered documentation. The fiction is channelled with the manipulation of the images and different printing methods such as screen printing and using my instincts for the layout and final outcome. The sculptural aspects are created with this in mind and are a highly intuitive process.

EXHIBITIONS & CV

BA DEGREE SHOW, BATH UK, JUNE 2017

VARFRAMSÝNING, TÓRSHAVN FAROE ISLANDS, MARCH 2018

WALCOTT CHAPEL RESIDENCY, BATH 2018

WALCOTT SHOP RESIDENCY, BATH 2018

FAB FRINGE FESTIVAL, BATH UK, MAY 2018

ÓLAVSØLU EXHIBITION, TÓRSHAVN FAROE ISLANDS, JULY 2018

MA DEGREE SHOW, BATH UK, SEPTEMBER 2018

VÁR FRAMSÝNING, TÓRSHAVN FO, MARCH 2019

SOLO EXHIBITION, SOR BUILDING, SØRVÁGUR FO, MAI 2019

VÁR FRAMSÝNING, TÓRSHAVN FO, APRÍL 2020

AIRO RESIDENCY, COLD BENCH, APRIL 2020

MICHEAL ROSE FINE ART GALLERY, SOCIAL DISTANCING VIRTUAL EXHIBITION, MAY 2020

MYNDLIST GALLERY, SOLO EXHIBITION, TÓRSHAVN FAROE ISLANDS, MAY 2020

NORD ATLANTENS BRYGGE, POSTCARD EXHIBITION, COPENHAGEN DENMARK, JUNE 2020

COLDPRESS, SOLIDARITY GROUP EXHIBITION, COLUMBIA, JUNE 2020

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