After living and traveling abroad throughout her teenage years and residing in Manchester for over a decade all that remains of Jane Chavez-Dawson’s welsh origins is the occasional welsh lilt to her accent. Her initial artistic inclination was more towards theory but after studying a degree in the ‘History of art and design’ at Manchester Metropolitan University’ she began producing artwork and completed a Masters (Art as Environment) at MMU.

As an artist Chavez-Dawson’s primary concerns are with television and how even the most overlooked subtleties invade our subconscious, affect our perceptions and interpretations of visual narratives. This has resulted with responses in a variety of mediums; videos that utilises the behaviour, mannerisms and film quality of daytime television, lifestyle & regional television programmes, also paintings, cress sculptures and posters.


Selected Education:

2006    Universtiy Of Central Lancaster, PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education)
2001    MA Art As Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University
1999    NCTJ, Nvq Level 4 Journalism & Subbing
1997    BA (Hons) History Of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

Selected Shows 2000 – 2007:

2007    North And South, John Hansard Gallery Southampton (Artist Commission)
06/07   Inside Outside, The Storey Gallery (Artist In Residency), Lancaster, UK

2006    Deletia, Arena Studios Gallery (Liverpool Biennial), Liverpool, UK
2006    Food & Drink, Queens Street Studios Gallery, Belfast, Uk [Horticultural Sculpture]
2006    Pure Screen (Retrospective), Project Space, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

2005    The Gang Show, The Embassey Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2005    Imitate, Imitate Gallery, Manchester, UK

2004    Mind Where You Look, Gallery Oldham & Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, Lancs, UK
2004    Phillips, London Fashion Week Show, London, UK

2003    We Go Round And Round In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire, Comme Ca NYC, Terminal Warehouse, New York, USA
2003    Thermo 03 (Curated By James Hutchinson & Rachel Goodyear), The Lowry, Salford, UK
2003    We Go Round And Round In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire, Castlefield Gallery, DVD Show Reel, New York, USA

2002    Fight (Curated By Jessica Voosanger & Dave Mackintosh) LCCA And The Leyton Wall Modern, London, UK
2002    Con’art (Slight Of Hand), The Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK
2001    The Builders Arms 2 (Curated By Loose Ends), Summer Biennial, The International 3, Manchester, UK
2000    Being Answerable, 5th Elia Conference, Kuva Art Academy, Helsinki, Finland

2007    The Guardian, Guide, Robert Clark, ‘North & South’, Pp 37, 27th July
2003    The Guardian, G2, Manchester, Jessica Lack, Pick Of The Week ‘Art@F-Squared’, Pp 18, 22nd Sept
2002    Metro News, Manchester, Andrew Fraser, ‘Shopping’, Pp 18, 13th Sept
2002    City Life, Manchester, David Gledhill, ‘Jane Griffiths: Tv Dogs’, Pp 61, 11 – 26 Sept
2002    The Guardian, G2, Manchester, Jessica Lack, Pick Of The Week ‘Tv Dogs’, Pp 18, 23th Aug
2002    Metro News, Manchester, Scott Birch, ‘Icons From The Small Screen’, Pp 18, 13th Aug
2002    Artist Newsletter, Gillian Nicol, ‘The Mill’, Feb 2001

Sept 2000 – To Present Day    Part-Time Lecturer, Stockport College
‘Media Studies’, ‘History Of Photography‘ ‘Critical Research’ And ‘Studies Skills’ On Ba (Hons) Photography Course, ‘Critical Art & Design Theory’ On Ba(Hons) Design & Visual Arts, ‘Critical Theory’ Hnd Media Broadcasting
Radar Arts Editor, Flux Magazine (Since December 1996)
Writer, Fluxspace (Since August 2000)

Freelance Writer:
Sept 2006 Time Out (North West / Manchester Edition).
April 2006 Ny Art Magazine (New York)




Jane Chavez-Dawson