I am a UK-born, Oregon-based artist running experimental curatorial projects focused on:
– Making as a means to step outside of established narratives, investigate questions and shift perspectives
– Building bridges between communities, by finding common ground, language and experience
My projects have found common language between artists and mathematicians through practical experiments, brought together AI and social science to tell stories of ecological collapse, and fostered collaboration between artists across the world to explore experiences of pandemic-related isolation.
The International Mural by Mail and The View from Here at Elisabeth Jones Art Center
Two international projects pushing the boundaries of collaboration, on which I was project coordinator. Read more about them here.
Research workshops and curatorial projects bringing together art and mathematics
Representation and Abstraction, School of CEM, February 27th – March 2nd, 2018. Culmination of a short project bringing undergraduates in fine art and in mathematics together, presenting a record of the encounter and their conversations.
(IN)COMMENSURABLE, December 2015.
Surface and Knowledge, August 2016, with Jesse Benjamin.
“FanFutures” is a collaboration with Kate Monson and Majed Al-Jefri, working with artificial (AI) automatic text generation in an exploration of fan fiction and speculation about possible futures. It is a collaboration between an artist, a computer scientist, and a social scientist — and, in an extended sense, also with the fan fiction community and an AI algorithm.
CORRESPONDENCE, February 2015. CORRESPONDENCE was an exhibition with components in physical and virtual realities, exploring how new technologies can change our idea of a public space. Sixteen artists were in this exhibition at Prestamex House, mirrored by a virtual version in Second Life, each version of the show having properties that the other lacked. See more at https://correspondencearchived.wordpress.com/.
SCALE, February 2013. An interactive exhibition exploring relativity and perspective at Art Nouveau, Brixton. My collaborator on this project, Jacob V Joyce, is a fantastic emerging artist whose work combines activisms, arts and marginalised narratives. jacobvjoyce.com/projects/scale-with-katie-jane/
From 2014 – 2018, I co-curated the annual exhibition of the Bridges Conference for Mathematics and the Arts, with full responsibility for the physical hanging of a show that last year featured 115 international artists showing nearly 200 works of art. I have curated shows at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, the University of Baltimore, Maryland, the famous Gwacheon National Science Museum, Seoul, and the University of Waterloo, Canada.