About

Exhibitions Interviews Conferences Publications Residencies, About Jane Elizabeth Bennett

Printmaking, Photography, Installation, and Research

Artist and researcher, Jane Elizabeth Bennett’s practice is an examination of the world in which she finds herself. To her, existence is filled with systems of discontinuity. Meaning that memories fade, language is inadequate and places continually fracture and reform.

Through printmaking, photography, installation and detailed research, she attempts to address and potentially resolve these issues of discontinuity.  Her transdisciplinary approach incorporates philosophical, scientific and artistic research to create engaged projects and exhibitions.

‘It follows that the sublime must not be sought in things of nature, but must be sought solely in our ideas.’ KANT

The Gaps Between, EEG Two Right of the Concertina Book Ever Changing Labels
The Gaps Between

Education

Bennett is currently a PhD candidate based within the school of Architecture at the University of Reading, investigating how sensory ecology impacts autistic women’s appropriation of public space. This project has arisen from a lifelong ‘otherness’ stemming from her autism. These investigations feed her artistic practice and open doors for more abstract forms of communication. Her PhD is funded by SeNSS, a doctoral training partnership funded by the ERSC.

In 2013 she completed her Master’s Degree in Site and Archive Intervention from the University of Central Lancashire, studying under Professor Lubaina Himid and Professor Charles Quick. Through her MA she expanded her professional practice to engage with place, digital technologies, and philosophical discourses.

Bennett is currently working as a Printmaking Studio Technician for the Artlab Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire. She has developed an in-depth skill set that enables her to work across multiple print media, this includes relief (digital woodcut, woodcut, and lino) etching (hard ground, soft ground, and phototype) and stone lithography however she predominantly works with screen printing.

Jane Elizabeth Bennett Artist

Exhibitions Interviews Conferences Publications Residencies

2022

Postgraduate Research Conference, June, University of Reading, UK

Making Sandcastles, May, PR1 Gallery

SeNSS Studentship, April, Funded by the ESRC

CPRA Grant, March,   Awarded by The University of Central Lancashire for Research Development 

‘Interrupting Solitude’, TBC, Digital Exhibition 

2021

PhD Candidate, University of Reading,  October -‘ How can autistic women’s complex embodied experience of the built environment be codified through a perceptual model of wayfinding?’

After Illusion, January, Digital Residency and Zine

2020

‘Do Not Touch The Artwork’, November, PR1
Gallery 

‘Connections’, October, Digital Exhibition curated by the Hannover Project, Preston

Creative Differences: Exploring Art and Autism, October, Digital Auction for Autistica

‘The Submitters’, June, Digital Publication, Curated by After Illusion 

‘Interrupting Solitude, June, In Conversation with Wendy Yu, Hosted by ‘We Belong Here’

‘Zero Hour’ June, E-Residency & Digital Exhibition, Hosted by ‘We Belong Here’

‘POST’, May, Digital Exhibition

‘COVENT-19‘, May, Digital Exhibition

‘Poetry during Quarantine’ April, Digital Exhibition

‘Blind Spot’, March, Artist Talk in collaboration with Joanna Garrett,  University of Central Lancashire, Preston

‘Micro Stories’, in collaboration with Fabrizio Paterlini, January, Publication 

2019

Artistic and Autistic, (postponed), Peckham Levels, and King’s College, London 

‘Re-Humanising Medicine, part of Being Human Festival’, December, Bart’s Pathology Museum, London

‘Living Photography’, December, The Brunswick, Leeds

‘Humanising Medicine, part of Being Human Festival’, November, Bart’s Pathology Museum, London

‘Winter Open Studios’, November, Make North, Preston

‘Perceptions 2019’, September, PR1 Gallery, Preston

‘D for Diagnosis’, BBC Radio 4, Friday 12th, Friday 19th, and Friday 26th July

Discover Conference’, June, Reading University

Refresh Art Award’, June, 5th Base Gallery, London

Hide and Seek’, May, 44AD Gallery, Bath

Alpha – Theta’, February, The Old Biscuit Factory, London

‘State of Print’, January, Dundee Contemporary Arts

2018

‘Bennett and Garrett’, December, Test Bed, Preston

State of Print’, November, Harrington Social Space, Preston

North Magazine’, November, Interview

‘Art Zoo’, June, The Harris, Preston

Outcome’, January, PR1 Gallery, Preston

Please contact me via my contact page or CuratorSpace

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