Janna van Hasselt

ELP Artist in Residence July–December 2008

Statement

I am very interested in the career of ‘artist’ – how one comes about choosing such a practice and what one must do as their ‘day job’ to survive. As a recent New Zealand printmaking graduate I am one of very few from my class who is continuing to make art as it is difficult to get funding and also find facilities. It is all too easy to get stuck in the cycle of full-time work and lose your inspiration and motivation to create art. I love the constant challenge of the career and I have always been driven by the wonderful feeling of creation.

I enjoy working with the processes of silkscreen and lithography and create one-off works on unusual materials such as leather, rubber, velvet and wallpaper. My work is heavily layered and vibrant and often includes mixed media aspects as well as stitching and padding.

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Education

BFA, University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand 2001-2004
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, Spring semester 2004 (International Study Exchange in Printmaking for credit to BFA)

BSc, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand 1999-2004

Employment History

Extramural Art Tutor The Learning Connexion, Wellington, New Zealand, September 2006 – September 2007

Collaborative Printer Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA, June – August 2006

Solo exhibitions

2008

  • Show Home, Studio Jar, Science Alive! Christchurch, New Zealand

2007

  • phase in/fase uit, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

  • Evanescent/Flourescent, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2005

  • 66 × 45 × 29 sixty six days/ten countries/one suitcase, Koningskerkje, Vierlingsbeek, The Netherlands
  • RI 02906, Gallery O, The Arts Centre, Christchurch, NZ

Group exhibitions

2008

  • The Sticks, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Two, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007

  • Discography, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • post, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • let roll, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • stock room secrets, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • The Ninth International Collage Exhibition & Exchange, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne, Australia, Real Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, online exhibition www.virtual.tart.co.nz
  • one, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Waikato Society of Arts, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • pod, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

  • Cream of the Crop, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Crowded House, The Arthouse, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Have a Ball, Seed Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Concepts of Knowledge, Watermark Gallery, Easton PA, USA
  • 7° European Artists Association Symposium, Stanzwerk, Bochum, Germany
  • Originals 06 The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK
  • Cloud-cuckoo-Land, The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2005

  • Edinburgh RSA Open Exhbition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
  • Crowded House, The Arthouse, Christchurch, NZ
  • Edinburgh Printmakers Christmas Show, Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
  • Watch out for small print too, Mini-Print Exhibition Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester & Uppingham, UK
  • N.A.M.E (New Artists and Makers Emporium) Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, UK
  • <<four>> play, Emerging Artists group show, The Arthouse, Christchurch, NZ

2004

  • Expose, emerging artists group show, Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, NZ
  • Works in Progress, PRIN 401 group show, SOFA Gallery on UC campus, Christchurch, NZ

Private collections

  • Centrum Frans Masereel, Belgium
  • City Library Melbourne: Centre for Adult Education
  • Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College, USA
  • James Wallace Arts Collection
  • Minia University Modern Contemporary Art
  • European Artists Association
  • Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch Hospital

Professional association membership

  • European Artists Association

Scholarships

  • Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Travelling Scholarship 2006
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, Rhode Island School of Design, Feb-June 2004
  • Grant Lingard Tertiary Fee Scholarship 2004

Residencies/Symposiums

  • Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking Artist Residency Kasterlee, Belgium
  • Experimental Printmaking Institute Lafayette College, Easton PA, USA. June-August 2006
  • 7° European Artists Symposium Essen, Germany, April 2006
  • Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking Artist Residency Kasterlee, Belgium. September 2005

Awards

  • Finalist: New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, Summer 2007
  • Finalist: Originals 06 The Contemporary Printmaking Show, Mall Galleries, London, UK, 2006
  • Ken Holland Prize, Fresh and innovative work by an emerging printmaker, Leicester Print Workshop: Watch out for small print too Mini-Print Exhibition, Leicester, November 2005
  • Selwyn District Council Young Achievers Award, Darfield Art Week, 2004
  • Finalist, Waikato National Art Award, Summer 2004
  • Malvern Business Community Award, Darfield Art Week, 2003