For the past forty years, Jane Abrams has lived and worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her travels to Mexico, Central America, Spain and Asia have introduced exotic subjects into her pulsing, colorful canvases.
She says of her work, "my sensory wanderings through cloud forests of Guatemala, along the ghats of northern India, in mountains of Thailand and the familiar fields, deserts, acequias and rivers of New Mexico provide the inspirational source for my paintings.
"As I wander here and there, the places with the strongest emotional attraction are areas of the earth where the stability of land meets the fluidity of water. Events in the universe, planetary shifts, seasonal changes and even political interruptions...all these occurrences and more are recorded in this dynamic interface. Often, these observations are the beginning of a painting".
Over the course of her career Jane has exhibited her work extensively and has received recognition through numerous prestigious awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and two senior National Endowment for the Arts grants.. She has been honored with many artist-in-residencies and is Regents' Professor Emerita from the University of New Mexico where she taught in the Department of Art from 1971 until 1993.
Read more about Jane Abrams and fellow New Concept Gallery artist Aaron Karp in the June 2016 issue of TREND magazine. You may download the article by clicking HERE.