Jane Stephanny

Jane Stephanny

Jane Stephanny’s works often depict the quirks and peculiarities of the human condition, starting from careful observation of humans in their natural environment going about doing the things that make them human, but seen through a satirical lens. Having always been into kitsch and B-horror movies, Jane mixes the bizarre with the mundane, always putting a humorous spin on things, often in a slightly unnerving, grotesque manner. 

Jane is an ardent follower of the Zen philosophy of wabi-sabi (侘寂), finding perfection in imperfection, and embracing mistakes as adding a unique kind of beauty that is ultimately more meaningful than the beauty found in perfection. The characters in her pieces are flawed, not afraid to show the ugly side of their aesthetics and behaviour. They are flawed because they are human; indeed, being flawed is what makes them human.

At once contrasting with and complementing her focus on the relatable is a tendency to incorporate the fantastical, her works often featuring an array of weird hybrid creatures, freaks of nature which blur the lines between humans and animals. Again, they serve the purpose of questioning what it really means to be human, and whether we’re really all that different from the creatures we choose to surround ourselves with.

2014 Graduated with BA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA.
2010 Graduated with BA in Fine Arts, LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore.

Awards
2015 Society of Illustrators Memory of Joyce Kitchell award
2014 Society of Illustrators Scholarship Les Kanturek award

2018
Inside Outside
Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2018
Rrrwarr!!! Maybank’s Young Emerging Women Artist Series 2018
Balai Seni Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017
Curious Houses
Raw Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2017
K&N Presents: Raksasa Print Studio
Knuckles and Knotch, Singapore

2017
Art Editions Asia
Newsagency Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2017
Suitcase: Artsurrection
Findars Art Space, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016
Wish You Weren’t Here
Raksasa Print Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2016
Hot Mesh
Kult Gallery, Singapore

2016
Zine Canteen
Awe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015
Mad Science
Raksasa Print Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015
Giants
Raksasa Print Studio, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015
Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibit
New York, USA

2014
Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Exhibit
New York, USA

2014
SVA Graduate Show
New York, USA

2013
SVA Print Show
New York, USA

2011
SVA Anatomy, Drawing Show
New York, USA

2010
Flight
White Canvas Gallery, Singapore

2010
LaSalle Graduate Show
Singapore

2010
Seen-un-seen
Praxis, Singapore

2009
Printmaking Show
Praxis, Singapore

2009
Such a lovely place, such a lovely face
Praxis, Singapore

2009
Tape Tape!
Praxis Space, Singapore

2008
Man Made This
LaSalle College of the Arts, Singapore

2008
White Project
Central National Library, Singapore

2008
Tesselation
The Arts House, Singapore

2007
National Library Exhibit
Singapore

Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore