Jan Brandt is a printmaker, mixed media artist and gallery owner in Central Illinois. Jan Brandt Gallery is located midway between St. Louis, Missouri, and Chicago, IL. Rotating Visiting Artist exhibits and Brandt's work are shown at the gallery. Brandt's work has been exhibited nationwide, including locally in Bloomington-Normal, IL, as well as the Chicagoland area, New York, San Francisco, Davis, CA, Oberlin, OH, Peoria, IL, and Indianapolis. Brandt holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. Ms. Brandt's current work involves creating contemporary wall pieces and soft sculptures utilizing recycled clothing and found textiles.
18 Buckhurst Circle
Bloomington, IL USA 61704
309 287 4700
2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Distinction of High Merit in Field of Study awarded by ISU Art Faculty
1985 Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2017 Lockport, IL, The Illinois State Museum, Toy Box, Interpretation Through Play, Curator:John Lustig Exhibition will travel to The Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Il in November 2017.)
Venice, Italy, ARTIsms Gallery, Venice Bienalle Project IV, juried, throughThe Biennial Project,Boston,MA
Chicago, IL, Woman Made Gallery, GrassRoots, Jurors: Deb Flagel and Pamela Callahan
Normal, IL, Joe McCauley Gallery, Heartland Community College, Bio-Lab
Bloomington, IL, Ramp-Arts, infinity, Invitational Group Show
Peoria, IL, Dog & Pony, Featured Artist, Grand Opening
2016 Evansville, IN, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, 58th Mid-States Art Exhibition, Juror: Irina Toshkova
NY, NY, Viridian Artists, Director’s Choice, Curator: Vernita Nemec
Normal, iL, Transpace Gallery Illinois State University, Art for Change, curators Jason Judd and Sam Comerford
Bloomington, IL, Malkovich Gallery, Malkovich Gallery Grand Revealing Featuring Artists of Inspiration, Curator: Lisa Lofgren
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Kindred, Curator Sarah Smelser
West Dundee, IL, swell gallery, Hybridity, New Assemblages by Jan Brandt, Solo Show
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, micro<MACRO,Invitational Group Show
Oakbrook, IL, Mayslake Peabody Mansion, Connections, Curated by Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art
Oberlin, Ohio, The Firelands Association for Visual Art, Artist as Quiltmaker XVII, Juried Group Show, Juror: Mark Newport, Artist in Residence and Chair of Fibers Department, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Boston, MA, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston Biennial Project 4, Finalist, Digital and On-line Exhibition
Indianapolis, IN, Meridian Street Gallery, Spring Fever, Featured Artist
Chicago, IL, Zhou B Art Center, FREAK OUT, Group Show Curated by Sergio Gomez and Didi Menendez
Davis, CA, The Pence Gallery,The Consilience of Art and Science Juried Group Show. Jurors: Shih-Wen Young and Sharon Bladholm.
Peoria, IL, The Sheared Edge, Foray, Visiting Artist Solo Show
2015 Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Trippin’, collaborative project with Jan Brandt, Marlis Duglow Burk, Melanie Scott-Dockery, and Natalie Goken Wetzel
Batavia, IL Water Street Studios Kane County Chronicle Gallery, Hybridity, New Assemblages by Jan Brandt, Solo Show.
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Spookeh III, Invitational Group Show..
Normal,IL University Galleries, Alumni Spectacular, Group Show.
San Francisco, CA, Arc Gallery, SEXISM: A TOUCHY SUBJECT, Silicon Valley Women’s Caucus for Art Members 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juror: Catharine Clark.
New York, NY, Viridian Artists, Viridian Artists 26th International Juried Exhibition Digital Exhibition Juror: Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY
Chicago,IL ARC GALLERY, You Lookin’ at Me? Group Show.
2014 Chicago, IL, ARC GALLERY, The “F” Word- Feminism Now, Juried Group
Show, Juror: Jeanne Dunning.
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Spookeh 2, Invitational Group Show.
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Five Acres, Solo Exhibition.
Bloomington, IL,Jan Brandt Gallery, Cats and Dogs, Group Show.
2013 Chicago, IL, The State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University, Palimpsest, Solo Show.
Evanston, IL, The Pig and Weasel, Mending, Group Show, Curator: Diana Gabriel.
Bloomington,IL Jan Brandt Gallery, Warp and Weft, Group Invitational Show.
Cicero, IL, Morton College, Lost and Found, Traveling Print Exchange Exhibit.
Anchorage, AK, 17th Street Gallery, A Funky Space RE-incarnation, Traveling Print Exchange Exhibit.
West Burlington, IA, Southeastern Community College Art Gallery, A Funky Space RE-incarnation, Traveling Print Exchange Exhibit.
2012 Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Spookeh, Group Show, Guest Curator: Danielle St. Hilaire.
Bloomington, IL, Monroe Center, Area Artist’s Showcase, Invitational Exhibit.
Dayton, OH, Ohio Gold Gallery, International Print Show Curator: Nick Satinover.
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, Lost and Found, Traveling Print Exchange Exhibit.
Chicago, IL, Mixed Co., Recent Work by Jan Brandt, Solo Show.
Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Art Library, Sketchbook Project 2012 LE, Group exhibition.
Brooklyn,NY Brooklyn Art Library, Self 4” x 4”, Group Show.
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, In Your Neighborhood, Invitational Exhibit.
Bloomington, IL, Jan Brandt Gallery, A Funky Space Re-incarnation, Traveling Print Exchange Exhibit.
Chicago, IL, ARC Gallery, Re-Invention, Group show.
Sketchbook Project 2012, Traveling exhibit:
Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Art Library
Chicago, IL, Hyde Park Art Center
Portland, OR, The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
Vancouver, BC, W2 Media Café
Los Angeles, CA, Iam8bit
Oakland, CA, Pop-up Library
Lynn, MA, LynnArts
Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery
Toronto, ON, The Gladstone Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, The Painted Bride
Atlanta, GA, MASS Collective
Winter Park, FL, Full Sail University
Bloomington, IL Jan Brandt Gallery, Simultaneous Contrast, Janett Pulido and Jan Brandt, Two-Person Show
Chicago, IL, Pilsen Vintage, Natural Abstraction, Solo Show.
Chicago, IL, REX, Salvage, Solo Show.
2011 Normal, IL, University Gallery 2, Nesting Instinct, Solo Show.
Bloomington, IL, West Locust Alternative Space, Incestuwow, Group Show
Normal, IL, Transpace, Plastastic, Group Show
Normal, IL, University Gallery 1, Illinois State University Student Annual, Juried by Tumelo Mosaka
2010 New York, NY, Ward-Nasse Gallery, November Show, Group exhibit.
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, All New and Exciting, Invitational
Normal IL,University Gallery 1, Illinois State University Student Annual, Juried by Jason Lazarus.
2009 Normal, IL, Transpace Gallery, BFA Annual.
Chicago, IL, Chicago Hilton Hotel, Mind The Gap, Southern Graphics Print Exchange and Exhibit.
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, Illinois, Invitational Exhibit.
Normal, IL, Rachel Cooper Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, …Pretty is… Devin Prendergast and Jan Brandt,Two -person Show.
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, MCAC Annual (Juried University Student Competition)
2008 Normal, IL, Transpace Gallery, BFA Annual.
Normal, IL, Illinois State University Gallery 2, The Drawing Show, Curated by Todd Reed
Normal, IL, Illinois State University Gallery 1, Illinois State University Student Annual, Juried by Jeanne Dunning.
Normal, IL Illinois State University Gallery 2, The Election Show, Group Show
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, MCAC Annual (Juried University Student Competition)
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center….and I am blue, Invitational Exhibit
2007 Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, MCAC Annual (Juried University Student Competition)
Bloomington,IL, Graduate House Gallery, Timeline, Group exhibit.
Normal, IL, Transpace Gallery, The Collage Show, Group Show.
Normal, IL, Illinois State University Galleries, Illinois State University Student Exhibition Juried by Paul Ha
2006 Normal, IL, Illinois State University Galleries, Illinois State University Student Competition Juried by Judy Ledgerwood.
Bloomington, IL, McLean County Arts Center, MCAC Annual (Juried University Student Competition).
The Brock Family Collection, Bloomington, IL
Ford County Courthouse, Paxton, IL
The Alex Calvert Collection, Heyworth, IL
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY
Southern Graphics Council Archive, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Anchor Graphics, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Normal Editions Workshop Archives, Normal, IL
2016 Fine Art Professional Winner, Creative Quarterly Issue 46
2015 Sixth Round Showcase Winner in Sculpture Category, Art Slant
Director’s Choice,Viridian Artists Group, New York, NY Viridian Artists 26th International Juried Exhibition. Director: Vernita Nemec Juried by Lauren Hinkson, Assistant Curator, Guggenheim Museum, NY, NY
2013 Eighth Round Showcase Winner in Abstract Category Art Slant
Sixth Round Showcase Winner in Mixed Media Art Slant
2012 Artist of the Month, Groundarts.org. Judge: Margaret Coleman
2009 First Place in Painting, Annual MCAC Juried (University Student Division) Show, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
2008 Second Place in Skilled Crafts, Annual MCAC Juried (University Student Division) Show, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
2003 Second Place in Skilled Crafts, Annual MCAC Juried (Adult Division) Show, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
PUBLICATIONS, ON-LINE EXHIBITIONS, INTERVIEWS
2017 Create! Magazine, Issus V, Print and On-line Issue, July 2017,
Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design, Issue 46, Fine Art Professional Category, Print Issue, Summer
National Women’s Caucus for Art website, newsletter, and Facebook page, featured artist, June 2017
Poets & Artists, The New Feminists, Issue #84,May 2017, Published by Didi Menendez
Im_printed, Featured Artist, “Crossfire” February 2017
Im_printed, Featured Artist, “Fresh Start Again”, January 2017
Peripheral Vision Arts, Featured Artist, “Bio-Lab Petri 5”, January 2017
2016 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New Work, Alcove Media, Berkeley, CA Jurors: Jan Christensen
and Howard Eige
Create! Magazine online blog, December 20, 2016 featured artist
Artgrrrl Interview,Art Blog, Kelly Velasco, June 2016
Poets and Artists Issue 73, Freak Out Collectors Edition, magcloud, edited by Didi Menendez
Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design, No. 42, Spring 2016 Online Edition
The Vidette, “Artists Connected to ISU showcase artwork at Jan Brandt Gallery”, written by Ellen Celske, July 20, 2016
2015 Dialogist, Quarterly Poetry & Art, Volume III, Issue I
Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design, No. 41 Winter 2015 Online Edition
Studio Visit Magazine, A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA Winter 2015 Edition, juror: Mary M. Tinti
Jan Brandt Gallery, 2012-2015, Jan Brandt, edited by Reid Sancken, foreword by Kendra Paitz, Photos by Ken Chiu
ArtPeopleGallery, Blog, “Hybridity, New Assembleges by Jan Brandt, Featured artist, November 26, 2015
IARTISTA#18, Interview with Jan Brandt, Didi Menendez, photos by Reid Sancken and Britten Traughber
Creative Quarterly, The Journal of Art and Design, Issue 38
2013 Art Takes Miami, Spring 2013 edition
Studio Visit Magazine, A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, Spring 2013 edition
2012 Studio Magazine, August 2012, interview by Amreen Khan
StudioSpoken, artist interview with curator Kelly Worman of groundarts.org.
The Buzz, groundarts.org on-line newsletter June 2012
2009 Studio Visit Magazine A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, Volume Seven
Women’s and Gender Studies,” Pretty Is….”Illinois State University, Normal, IL
PODCASTS AND RADIO INTERVIEWS
2013 WGLT Radio, Host Laura Kennedy, “Auspice” exhibit interview
2012 STUDIOBREAK podcast, Host David Linneweh
2017 Juror, Heartland College Student Annual
2016-present Jan Brandt Gallery Clothing, Accessories, and Shoe Designs
2011-present Owner of Jan Brandt Studio and Gallery
1979-2004 COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR DESIGNER:
VISITING ARTISTS THROUGH “THE GUEST ROOM” AT JAN BRANDT GALLERY
2017 Cathie Crawford
EXHIBITS AT JAN BRANDT GALLERY Hosted and Curated (unless otherwise noted) by Jan Brandt
2016 Pop Lore, Andrew LeMay Cox
Cautious Exuberance, Erin Elizabeth and Harry Sidebotham
Flowers, for you, Danny Epstein
Americana; Simulations of the American Flag, Ted Diamond
American Evolution, Ivonne Bess
The Homely Creek, Ann E. Coulter
Formation and Protrusion, Anna Calvert
Kindred, Guest Curator Sarah Smelser
When you Plant Mint, Guest Curator Micah Zavacky
Dependent Variables, Randy Reid
Solid, Megan Kathol Bersett
Flat/Not Flat, Daniel Mrva
New Beauty, Britten Traughber
Nature, Concrete and Abstract, Phil Smith
SEEN/UNSEEN, Lyle Salmi
Daughters of Onionland, guest curated by Jamie Leigh Pitts
Son of Cheechoo, Reid Sancken
lesser quale, Brandon Siscoe
New Work, Dylan Yvonne Welch
Dirt Magick, Michael Stephen
2015 belonging, M. Ben Cohan
F L O A T, Jeffrey Bess
Trippin’, Jan Brandt, Marlis Duglow Burk, Melanie Scott-Dockery, and Natalie Goken Wetzel
(Re)Vision What is Post Black? Guest Curator Venise Keys
SPOOKEH 3, Group invitational
#YaMeCanse, Janett Pulido
At My Father’s Knee, Mario Contreras
Dancing With Poison, Erin Hayden
Things Will Be Fine. Melissa Cook
Print Collaboration, Lisa Lofgren and Melanie Scott-Dockery
Sharpen Both Ends, Kris Holmgren
Shiftless Diction, Nicholas Satinover
The Crust Lies Over the Mantle, Claire Hedden and Melissa Oresky
QVC, Reid Sancken and Michael Goldberger
Idiot Tower, Brian Selke, Casey Van Hecke, Neal Vandenbergh
Sense of Place, exhibition juried by Bill Conger, asst. Curator: Reid Sancken
Ken Chiu at Jan Brandt Gallery, Ken Chiu
2014 Roadside Vistas, Lisa Kesler
Five Acres, Jan Brandt
Of Milk and Honey, Lauren Turk
Propagation, Marilee Salvator
The Nature of Things, Doug Johnson, Doug DeWitt, Dan Addington, Danell Dvorak, David Stratton
Atlas, a Print Exchange, Nick Flatley, Mario Contreras, Diana Gabriel, Adam Farcus
be.leave, Nick Africano
Solar Bodies, Dustin Springer
OLIO, Mary Laube
Social Niceties, Megan Stroech
Leaf Forms, Steve Adair
Frontiers, Melissa Wilkinson
Next Stop, New Works on Paper, Stephanie Lebak Adomaitis
Cats and Dogs, Group show
2013 Emerge, David Linneweh
Malama Pono, Britten Traughber
This Isn’t Meant to Last, Melissa Wagner Lawler
Recent Work by Brittney Hudgens and Alex Carlson
Configuration, LJ Douglas, Erin Furimsky, Grace Sheese, and Sarah Smelser
Auspice, Michael Wille and Benjamin Gardner
Monkey Business, Morgan O. Price
Fat Caps and Sharp Ends, Nicholas Flatley and Stephanie Lebak Adomatis
Warp and Weft, Diana Gabriel, Lauren Turk, Susan Emmerson, Devin Prendergast, Connie Richards-Aigner, Melanie Scott-Dockery, Jared Wittenmyer, Kim Ewald Alcorn, Jan Brandt
Orchestrating (excerpts from) the Whole Shebang, Andrew and Patrick Nordyke
2012 The Shooting Gallery, Tim Kowalzcyk
Photography by Daniel Marley, Dan Marley
Odd Man Out, Todd Reed, Rob Fifield, Paul Trapp, and Jeff Robinson
Lost and Found, traveling print exchange, Mary Laube, Diana Gabriel, Devin Prendergast, Mariana Malanconi, Kelly Carter-Allen, Jan Brandt, Lori McAuliffe-Niemtschk, Brenda Rivera, and Brittney Hudgins
A Funky Space RE-incarnation, traveling print exchange, Benjamin Gardner, Mitch Mitchell, Nick Satinover, Julia Goos Pence, Lea Friesen, Eleanor Jensen, Alyssa Tauber, Mariana Malanconi, Lori McAuliffe-Niemtschk, Jared Wittenmyer, Megan Stroech, Lisa Lofgren, Jason Judd, Jan Brandt
Simultaneous Contrast, Janett Pulido and Jan Brandt