“Good Natured”, St. Joseph’s College Gallery, St. Joseph’s College of the City College of NY, Brooklyn, NY, March 14 – April 25, 2018

I will be exhibiting 2 mixed-media handmade paper artworks in this 8-person group show curated by Meridith McNeal on the theme of nature art. Here is the website for the college to get all the details about this exhibition: https://www.sjcny.edu/brooklyn/student-life/council-for-the-arts
My pieces in the show include “Red Hook Site Map” created in 2003 when I was an artist-in-residence at Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn. Also, my “Brooklyn Site Map” is included in this exhibition. Both works are mixed media map-based suspended installations using handmade paper I made from Brooklyn plants.

“Green Habitat”, Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, New York, NY, April 25 – June 30, 2018

the finished Living Quilt for Newnan

I was invited to participate in this exhibition at Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, City University of New York, by curator Thalia Vrachopoulos. The exhibition “Green Habitat” includes works by 9 artists using diverse media who create ecology-based art focused on environmental concerns. I will exhibit photo documentation and a handmade paper sample from the eco-quilt installation “Living Quilt for Newnan” created at my August 2017 residency in Newnan, GA (www.newnanartist.org).
Here is the link to the NYC exhibition information:

“New Paper Road”, Hanji Theme Park, Wanju, South Korea, May 3-June 3, 2018.

2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Hanji Paper Festival in the traditional handmade paper village of Korea in Wanju. I was invited to exhibit one of my recent handmade paper artworks at this special anniversary exhibition in South Korea. I am sending a work that I created during my August 2016 residency at Boston Harbor Islands National Park titled “Peddock’s Island Birds”. This work depicts the different species of water birds that are found on the island and is made with handmade paper from invasive plants of Peddock’s Island.

A Walk in the Park, Yolo Arts Center, Gallery 625, 625 Court Street, Woodland, CA, June 2 – July 31, 2018

I will have my mixed media handmade paper artwork titled “Piping Plovers of Fire Island” included in a group exhibition at Yolo Arts Center, Woodland, CA (https://yoloarts.org ). This exhibition curated by Yolo Arts Center staff features works inspired by walks in a park. My piece was created during my artist in residency in September 2015 at Fire Island National Seashore, New York. I used materials collected there and handmade paper I made from local plant waste materials. The piping plover is an endangered bird in this area, and the park rangers are protecting the beach nesting sites for the piping plover. I encountered a flock of piping plovers that inspired this piece early one morning during a walk on the beach at Fire Island National Seashore.

Upcoming Public Art Project in Santa Rosa, CA

“Living Quilt for Santa Rosa”, Rincon Ridge Park, Santa Rosa, CA: to be installed and dedicated in early 2019.

“Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” is an ecological/environmental public art project by artist Jane Ingram Allen for Santa Rosa, California, to be installed in early 2019, in cooperation with the City of Santa Rosa Public Arts, at Rincon Ridge Park, off Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa. The project is in cooperation with the Public Arts Department of the City of Santa Rosa and dedicated to the healing and recovery after the October 2017 wildfires that were so devastating in Santa Rosa communities. There will be a series of public workshops and a public ceremony and dedication when the piece is installed. I am working with the city’s public arts coordinator, and we expect to do this project in February 2019.

Curatorial Project

2018 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, Cheng Long village, Yunlin County, Taiwan, April 12 – May 14, 2018

2018 is the 9th consecutive year of the Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project that I started in 2010 in Cheng Long village, Taiwan. Since nine is a lucky number in Chinese, we are having a special anniversary year and inviting artists who have participated before to submit proposals to return and make a new eco-art installation and participate in a symposium about environmental art and communities. In 2018 I will go to Taiwan from April 12 to May 14 to curate this exhibition and supervise the 6 international artists who will create site-specific sculpture installations in the wetlands and village using natural and recycled materials and focused on environmental issues and how the art project has impacted this small fishing village on the southwest coast of Taiwan. Here is the link to the Blog about this international environmental art project: http://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com

Art Writing Project

Sculpture magazine, article about the fiber art sculptures of Sheila Hicks (http://sheilahicks.com)

I have completed the writing of a feature article for Sculpture magazine about the fiber art sculpture of Sheila Hicks, born in Nebraska and living in Paris, France. The article will be published in an upcoming issue of SCULPTURE, and my article features Sheila Hicks’s public art sculpture installation in New York City at the High Line titled “Hop, Skip, Jump and Fly – Escape from Gravity” that continues on view through March 2018, as well as her site specific installation at the Palace of Versailles (http://www.chateauversailles.fr/grands-formats/voyage-d-hiver#exposition), an exhibition at Museo Amparo, Mexico, on view until April 2, 2018 ( http://museoamparo.com/exposiciones/piezas/98/hilos-libres-el-textil-y-sus-rai-ces-prehispa-nicas-1954-2017) and the large retrospective exhibition of her work at Centre Pompidou in Paris, from Feb. 7 to April 30, 2018. (https://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/exposition/articles/154611-sheila-hicks-l-art-du-textile-au-centre-pompidou#jjJvebrQubKgrAMT.01)

Please keep looking at my Blog https://janeingramallen.wordpress.com for updates on my artwork and art projects in 2018.