GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
       
  2011   Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Pew Center For Arts and Heritage, Artist Fellowship
  2011   The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists Residency, Lehon, France
  2009   Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
  2008   Independence Foundation– “Between Wars Mythology”
  2007   Philagrafika Portfolio Invitational (Philagrafika/Fabric Workshop and Museum)
  1984   Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting Fellowship
  1982   National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Fellowship
      Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting Fellowship
  1981   Creative Artists Program Service, Artist Fellowship
  1976   Fellowship to attend Yale University, Music and Art, Summer residency, Norfolk CN
       
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
       
  2014   "Jane Irish, Goauche on Tyvecs,"  Ravenscroft Visiting Artist Portfolio Series Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
  2013   “Sông Hu’o’ng: Withdrawing Room”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  2012   "Jane Irish, War Not What You Think", LaSalle University Art Museum and Connelly Library, Philadelphia, PA
  2011   “Jane Irish's Art of War", Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA
  2009   “Cochin Chinoiserie”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA
  2007   “Paintings for Winning Hearts and Minds”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  2006   Main Line Unitarian Church, Wayne, PA
  2002-3   “History Lesson” Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  1997   “Window On Broad,” Installation Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  1989   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  1987   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, Collaborative Works “Mark Dean and Jane Irish”
  1985   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  1984   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
      Kling Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1982   University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
  1981   Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD
       
  selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS
       
  2014    "A Gilded Age," Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN upcoming
  2013   "La Lumière Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore, Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, MICA, MD
  2013   "M | I | C | A || Then / Now", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts KUBe-Kunsthalle Beacon, NY
  2012   “B19,” Long Island University Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2011   “The Asian Connection, Art in the Global Age”,  Asian Arts Gallery Towson University, MD
  2010   “Philadelphia Story,” Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ. Traveled to Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
      “In Canon,” Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
      “Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  2009   “Dirt on Delight, Impulses that Form Clay” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  2008   “Spot Check: Academy Contemporary,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      “Main Line Collects,” Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
  2007   “This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Academy” The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      "The Beholder's Eye," Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
      "The Gun Show," Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
      "Finding a Form: Influences in Figurative Painting," Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Deep End," Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
  2006   "Fete" Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Philadelphia Selections 6" The Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
      "Vernacular Spectacular," Meyerson Galleries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
      "Color 6" Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, 231 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Posture and Expression," University of the Arts, Gallery 817, Philadelphia, PA.
  2005   “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal, 1970-2005 Exhibition ” ICE Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia. (I conceived of and organized this exhibition around a two year body of work)
      “Faux Show,”Esther Klein Art Gallery, Phialdelphia
  2003   “The Other Tradition: Philadelphia Imagists” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia
      “Lil Buddy” A group show about Pet Love, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
  2002   “15E: Contemporary Art and the New Jersey Turnpike,” Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, Newark, NJ
  2001   “Flight,” Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
      "Snapshot", Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
  2000   “Conceptual Realism,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      “Treasure Island: Eight Philadelphia Artists,” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1997   “Painting for Walls,” Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA
      “An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists,” Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
      “Holiday Show” Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  1995   Tabletop commission for benefit: Institute of Contemporary Art
      “Objects and Souvenirs: Artist’s Multiples,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      “Flowers,” Art in City Hall, Philadelphia PA
  1991   “The Other Landscape,” Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
      “Small Works, 20th Anniversary,” Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
  1989   “Landscape,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
  1988   “Romance is Back,” Lintas Worldwide Corporation, New York, NY
      “The Art of Sport,” Bronx Museum Satellite Gallery at Krasdale Foods, Bronx, NY
  1997   “Diamonds are Forever; Artists and Writers on the National Pastime,” New York State Museum, Albany, NY traveling exhibit to many national and international museums
      “Utopian Vision,” American Express Gallery, New York, NY
  1986   “Romanticism and Cynicism in Contemporary Art, “ Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Marquette, IL
      “Focus New York,” Moosart Gallery, Miami, Fl
      “NYC, New York,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
      “Group Show,” Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX
      “Inaugural Show, “Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
      “Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  1985   “An Inside Place,” Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NY
      “Urban Landscapes,” Semaphore East, New York, NY
      “Selections: 1974-1984,” Freeport McMoran Inc., Art Advisory Service, MOMA/New York, NY
  1984   “Exquisite Objects,” Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
      “Made in Philadelphia 6,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
  1983   “Apfelschnitt, Baechler, Irish, Kapp Drawings,” Olsen Gallery, New York, NY
       
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
       
  2013   Vainsencher, Gabriele, “Sông Hu’o’ng: Withdrawing Room,”    The Huffington Post, by, April 30 .
      Epstein, Edward, “Drawing Room Plunder: Jane Irish at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; Art Critical, April 26.
  2012   Brody, David, Meth Lab of the Modern Psyche: Dr. Freud’s Consulting Room, Art Critical,  May 11.
  2011   McMenamin, Alison; “Jane Irish’s Multiple Perspectives at Locks Gallery, the Art Blog, February.
      Newhall, Edith, “Galleries:Rich, empty rooms alive with opulence and color,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13.
  2009   Smith, Roberta, “Crucible of Creativity, Stoking Earth Into Art, ", New York Times, March 20.
      Newhall, Edith, “A display of Vases, quite with poetry from vets, artists,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18.
  2008   Fabri, Anne, “Jane Irish at Locks,” Art in America, June/July
      Ahrens, Molly, feature, Philly Style Magazine, upcoming May/June.
  2007   Rosenberg, Amy, “A Clash of Colors,” Philadelphia Inquirer, November 29.
      Newhall, Edith, “The Beauty might Blind you to the Message,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14.
  2006   Newhall, Edith, "Party Time, Fete a group show at Locks Gallery," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 1.
  2005   Sozanski, Ed “A Multimedia Show of Resistance” “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal,” recalling a 1970 “heroic protest,” echoes today. August 28.
      Hill, Lori, “Search and Recover Mission,” City Paper, Sept 1-7
      Fallon, Roberta, “Irish Rebellion, A war-protest exhibit recalls a little-known moment in guerrilla theater,” Philadelphia Weekly, August 31.
      Miriam Siedel, “Jane Irish at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” Art in America, September.
      Susan Hagen, “History Repeating,” The Philadelphia City Paper, Jan. 2
      Ed Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16.
  2002   Roberta Fallon, “Irish Activism” The Philadelphia Weekly, Dec. 18
  2000   Ed Sozanski, “Exhibit plucks treasures from a timeless place,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16
  1997   Victoria Donahoe, “The Arts, Cheltenham Art Center,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12.
  1995   Gerard Brown, “Rosenwald-Wolf Multiples,” The Philadelphia Weekly, November 15 Robin Rice, “Artists Multiples,” City Paper, November 15.
      Robin Rice, “Artists Multiples,” City Paper, November 15.
  1992   Elliot D. Sclar and Nancy Aries “Pulse of the City,” The Sciences, Nov/Dec.
  1989   Peggy Syphers, “Jane Irish,” Arts Magazine, May
      Kim Levin, “Art Walk: Jane Irish” The Village Voice, May 27
      Matthew Weinstein, Jane Irish at Sharpe Gallery,” ArtForum, April.
  1987   Louise Hamlin, “Scraps of Desperate Cheer,” COVER, Summer.
      Kim Levin, “Mark Dean and Jane Irish,” The Village Voice, May 27.
      Jon Etra, “Labors of Love,” Harper’s Bazaar, April
      Carol Diehl, “Double or Nothing,” Art and Antiques, Feb.
  1986   Janet Kutner, “Exploring Unfamiliar Landscapes,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 7
  1985   Holland Cotter, “Jane Irish at Sharpe,” Art in America, Nov.
      Kim Levin, Jane Irish,” The Village Voice, Sept. 17.
      William Zimmer, “Enigmatic Interiors at Noyes,” The New York Times, Aug. 2.
      “A Critic’s Guide to Art Beyond the City Limits,” The New York Times, Aug. 2
      “Shore museum Marks Birthday with Three Exhibits,” The Sunday Star Ledger, July 28.
  1984   Jeanne Silverthorne, “Jane Irish,” ArtForum, November.
      Bruce Kurtz, The Freeman’s Journal, September 5.
      Ruth Bass, “Jane Irish,” ARTnews, September.
      Nicolas Moufarrege, "The Year After," Flash Art (Italy), Summer
       
  Selected CURATORIAL PROJECTS
       
  Sep 2005   Operation Rapid American Withdrawal - Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      Visual artists marked the 35th anniversary of Operation RAW. Curator and artist Jane Irish has conceived of and organized the commemorative show to celebrate the antiwar veteran as a metaphor of heroic resistance and to teach the real history of the creativity of the antiwar veteran. Over 60 artists participated by creating a new art work in response to the 1970 Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (a 4 day, Selma type march by antiwar veterans through the towns and countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania - using guerilla theatre actions).
       
  Jun 2000   Reenactment/Rapprochement - Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
      An exhibition incorporating performances and installation by Eleanor Antin, Mike Bidlo, Thomas Dan, Tom Marioni, Stuart Netsky, Alan Scarritt, Suzanne Wheeling, and William Williams – artists who mine their own persona, a specific history, or recreate their past. Project awarded a $77,250 grant through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. Curated by Jane Irish.
   
  selected CURATORIAL PROJECTS
       
      Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (www.operationraw.com)
      September 2005, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      Visual artists marked the 35th anniversary of Operation RAW.  Curator and artist Jane Irish has conceived of and organized the commemorative show to celebrate the antiwar veteran as a metaphor of heroic resistance and to teach the real history of the creativity of the antiwar veteran.  Over 60 artists participated by creating a new art work in response to the 1970 Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (a 4 day, Selma type march by antiwar veterans through the towns and countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania - using guerilla theatre actions).
   
      Reenactment/Rapprochement          
      Chester Springs Studio, June 2000
      Curator: Jane Irish Awarded $77,250 from the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage) An exhibition incorporating performances and installation by Eleanor Antin, Mike Bidlo, Thomas Dan, Tom Marioni, Stuart Netsky, Alan Scarritt, Suzanne Wheeling, and William Williams – artists who mine their own persona, a specific history, or recreate their past.
   
  PROJECTS
       
  2009   Commission, limited edition of award ceramic cups for the John Balaban Award. Vietnamese Nom Presservation Foundation, Hanoi, Vietnam
  2008   Commissioned print, The Preservation Alliance, Philadelphia.
  2007   CD cover, detail of ptg “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal Tableau,” Mesopotania Blues, cd, band: John Train
       
  selected PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Women’s Hall of Fame Seneca Falls New York
 
 
 
 
 
       
  GALLERY AFFILIATIONS (current)
   
  Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
       
  COMMITTEES
       
  Arcadia Art Gallery Advisory Board, current
Warrior Writers, Advisor Board, past
Manna “A Show of Hands” Acquisition Committee
Project Room Fundraising Committee
40th Street Artist in Residence Program, Advisory Board.
 
 
 
 
 
  ARTIST LECTURES/TEACHING/JUROR
       
  Jan 2012   La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, exhibiting artist lecture
  Sep 2011   Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, artist lecture
  Oct 2010   Panel Speaker, “Gone and Not Forgotten: Recovering History in the 21 st Century,” SECAC /MACAA conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, with Gerard Brown.
  Jul 2010   Love 'Em or Hate 'Em: Grappling with Late Renoir, Philadelphia Museum of Art; with Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Carrie Rickey, artist Jane Irish, and Joseph Rishel, The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900
  Feb 2010   Chicago 2010 CollegeFebruary, 2010 Art Association Conference: “The Art of War: Conflict, Trauma, and Representation from the Vietnam War to Today, “ with Sabrina Deturk, John Baky, and Daniel Heyman.
  Jan 2009   Event curator, organizer, “Little Notes Concerning the Forming of a Vase,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
  Nov 2008   Panel speaker, “On the Limits and Possibilities of Politics in Art” featuring Laylah Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Daniel Heyman, Jane Irish, Peter Saul, and Art Spiegelman. Keynote address by David Carrier. Moderated by Patricia Hills and Robert Cozzolino. Pennsylavania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
  Sep 2008   Panel speaker, “Rococo, What is It That Makes 18th Century Art So Different, So Appealing to Today’s Artists” SECAC conference, New Orleans.
  Jun 2008   Guest speaker, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, “Dewey Canyon III.”
  May 2008   Open Studio for Undergraduate Painting, Tyler University
  Jan 2003   Visiting Artist, Graduate Critiques Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  Nov 2002   Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute, Undergraduate lecture
  Dec 2001   Guest Critic, Senior Painting Reviews, MICA
  1986   Artist in Residence, Wake Forest University
      Fall Semester , Instructed Painting I and Senior Seminar in Painting
  1980   Lecturer, Kingsborough Community College, Continuing Studies, Painting and Drawing
       
       
       
  GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
       
  2011   Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Pew Center For Arts and Heritage, Artist Fellowship
  2011   The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists Residency, Lehon, France
  2009   Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant
  2008   Independence Foundation– “Between Wars Mythology”
  2007   Philagrafika Portfolio Invitational (Philagrafika/Fabric Workshop and Museum)
  1984   Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting Fellowship
  1982   National Endowment for the Arts, Painting Fellowship
      Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Painting Fellowship
  1981   Creative Artists Program Service, Artist Fellowship
  1976   Fellowship to attend Yale University, Music and Art, Summer residency, Norfolk CN
       
  SOLO EXHIBITIONS
       
  2014   "Jane Irish, Goauche on Tyvecs,"  Ravenscroft Visiting Artist Portfolio Series Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
  2013   “Sông Hu’o’ng: Withdrawing Room”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  2012   "Jane Irish, War Not What You Think", LaSalle University Art Museum and Connelly Library, Philadelphia, PA
  2011   “Jane Irish's Art of War", Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA
  2009   “Cochin Chinoiserie”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA
  2007   “Paintings for Winning Hearts and Minds”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  2006   Main Line Unitarian Church, Wayne, PA
  2002-3   “History Lesson” Morris Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  1997   “Window On Broad,” Installation Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  1989   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  1987   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY, Collaborative Works “Mark Dean and Jane Irish”
  1985   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
  1984   Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
      Kling Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1982   University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
  1981   Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD
       
  selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS
       
  2014    "A Gilded Age," Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN upcoming
  2013   "La Lumière Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore, Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, MICA, MD
  2013   "M | I | C | A || Then / Now", Ethan Cohen Fine Arts KUBe-Kunsthalle Beacon, NY
  2012   “B19,” Long Island University Humanities Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2011   “The Asian Connection, Art in the Global Age”,  Asian Arts Gallery Towson University, MD
  2010   “Philadelphia Story,” Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ. Traveled to Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
      “In Canon,” Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
      “Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics,” Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  2009   “Dirt on Delight, Impulses that Form Clay” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  2008   “Spot Check: Academy Contemporary,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      “Main Line Collects,” Main Line Art Center, Bryn Mawr, PA
  2007   “This Place is Ours! Recent Acquisitions at the Academy” The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      "The Beholder's Eye," Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
      "The Gun Show," Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ
      "Finding a Form: Influences in Figurative Painting," Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Deep End," Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
  2006   "Fete" Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Philadelphia Selections 6" The Galleries at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
      "Vernacular Spectacular," Meyerson Galleries, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
      "Color 6" Liz F. Spungen Fine Art, 231 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      "Posture and Expression," University of the Arts, Gallery 817, Philadelphia, PA.
  2005   “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal, 1970-2005 Exhibition ” ICE Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia. (I conceived of and organized this exhibition around a two year body of work)
      “Faux Show,”Esther Klein Art Gallery, Phialdelphia
  2003   “The Other Tradition: Philadelphia Imagists” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia
      “Lil Buddy” A group show about Pet Love, Project Room, Philadelphia, PA
  2002   “15E: Contemporary Art and the New Jersey Turnpike,” Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, Newark, NJ
  2001   “Flight,” Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
      "Snapshot", Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
  2000   “Conceptual Realism,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      “Treasure Island: Eight Philadelphia Artists,” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1997   “Painting for Walls,” Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA
      “An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists,” Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
      “Holiday Show” Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  1995   Tabletop commission for benefit: Institute of Contemporary Art
      “Objects and Souvenirs: Artist’s Multiples,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
      “Flowers,” Art in City Hall, Philadelphia PA
  1991   “The Other Landscape,” Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
      “Small Works, 20th Anniversary,” Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
  1989   “Landscape,” Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, IL
  1988   “Romance is Back,” Lintas Worldwide Corporation, New York, NY
      “The Art of Sport,” Bronx Museum Satellite Gallery at Krasdale Foods, Bronx, NY
  1997   “Diamonds are Forever; Artists and Writers on the National Pastime,” New York State Museum, Albany, NY traveling exhibit to many national and international museums
      “Utopian Vision,” American Express Gallery, New York, NY
  1986   “Romanticism and Cynicism in Contemporary Art, “ Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Marquette, IL
      “Focus New York,” Moosart Gallery, Miami, Fl
      “NYC, New York,” Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
      “Group Show,” Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX
      “Inaugural Show, “Robin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
      “Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape,” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  1985   “An Inside Place,” Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NY
      “Urban Landscapes,” Semaphore East, New York, NY
      “Selections: 1974-1984,” Freeport McMoran Inc., Art Advisory Service, MOMA/New York, NY
  1984   “Exquisite Objects,” Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
      “Made in Philadelphia 6,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
  1983   “Apfelschnitt, Baechler, Irish, Kapp Drawings,” Olsen Gallery, New York, NY
       
  BIBLIOGRAPHY
       
  2013   Vainsencher, Gabriele, “Sông Hu’o’ng: Withdrawing Room,”    The Huffington Post, by, April 30 .
      Epstein, Edward, “Drawing Room Plunder: Jane Irish at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia; Art Critical, April 26.
  2012   Brody, David, Meth Lab of the Modern Psyche: Dr. Freud’s Consulting Room, Art Critical,  May 11.
  2011   McMenamin, Alison; “Jane Irish’s Multiple Perspectives at Locks Gallery, the Art Blog, February.
      Newhall, Edith, “Galleries:Rich, empty rooms alive with opulence and color,” Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13.
  2009   Smith, Roberta, “Crucible of Creativity, Stoking Earth Into Art, ", New York Times, March 20.
      Newhall, Edith, “A display of Vases, quite with poetry from vets, artists,” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 18.
  2008   Fabri, Anne, “Jane Irish at Locks,” Art in America, June/July
      Ahrens, Molly, feature, Philly Style Magazine, upcoming May/June.
  2007   Rosenberg, Amy, “A Clash of Colors,” Philadelphia Inquirer, November 29.
      Newhall, Edith, “The Beauty might Blind you to the Message,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14.
  2006   Newhall, Edith, "Party Time, Fete a group show at Locks Gallery," Philadelphia Inquirer, December 1.
  2005   Sozanski, Ed “A Multimedia Show of Resistance” “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal,” recalling a 1970 “heroic protest,” echoes today. August 28.
      Hill, Lori, “Search and Recover Mission,” City Paper, Sept 1-7
      Fallon, Roberta, “Irish Rebellion, A war-protest exhibit recalls a little-known moment in guerrilla theater,” Philadelphia Weekly, August 31.
      Miriam Siedel, “Jane Irish at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,” Art in America, September.
      Susan Hagen, “History Repeating,” The Philadelphia City Paper, Jan. 2
      Ed Sozanski, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16.
  2002   Roberta Fallon, “Irish Activism” The Philadelphia Weekly, Dec. 18
  2000   Ed Sozanski, “Exhibit plucks treasures from a timeless place,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jan. 16
  1997   Victoria Donahoe, “The Arts, Cheltenham Art Center,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12.
  1995   Gerard Brown, “Rosenwald-Wolf Multiples,” The Philadelphia Weekly, November 15 Robin Rice, “Artists Multiples,” City Paper, November 15.
      Robin Rice, “Artists Multiples,” City Paper, November 15.
  1992   Elliot D. Sclar and Nancy Aries “Pulse of the City,” The Sciences, Nov/Dec.
  1989   Peggy Syphers, “Jane Irish,” Arts Magazine, May
      Kim Levin, “Art Walk: Jane Irish” The Village Voice, May 27
      Matthew Weinstein, Jane Irish at Sharpe Gallery,” ArtForum, April.
  1987   Louise Hamlin, “Scraps of Desperate Cheer,” COVER, Summer.
      Kim Levin, “Mark Dean and Jane Irish,” The Village Voice, May 27.
      Jon Etra, “Labors of Love,” Harper’s Bazaar, April
      Carol Diehl, “Double or Nothing,” Art and Antiques, Feb.
  1986   Janet Kutner, “Exploring Unfamiliar Landscapes,” Dallas Morning News, Oct. 7
  1985   Holland Cotter, “Jane Irish at Sharpe,” Art in America, Nov.
      Kim Levin, Jane Irish,” The Village Voice, Sept. 17.
      William Zimmer, “Enigmatic Interiors at Noyes,” The New York Times, Aug. 2.
      “A Critic’s Guide to Art Beyond the City Limits,” The New York Times, Aug. 2
      “Shore museum Marks Birthday with Three Exhibits,” The Sunday Star Ledger, July 28.
  1984   Jeanne Silverthorne, “Jane Irish,” ArtForum, November.
      Bruce Kurtz, The Freeman’s Journal, September 5.
      Ruth Bass, “Jane Irish,” ARTnews, September.
      Nicolas Moufarrege, "The Year After," Flash Art (Italy), Summer
       
  Selected CURATORIAL PROJECTS
       
  Sep 2005   Operation Rapid American Withdrawal - Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      Visual artists marked the 35th anniversary of Operation RAW. Curator and artist Jane Irish has conceived of and organized the commemorative show to celebrate the antiwar veteran as a metaphor of heroic resistance and to teach the real history of the creativity of the antiwar veteran. Over 60 artists participated by creating a new art work in response to the 1970 Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (a 4 day, Selma type march by antiwar veterans through the towns and countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania - using guerilla theatre actions).
       
  Jun 2000   Reenactment/Rapprochement - Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
      An exhibition incorporating performances and installation by Eleanor Antin, Mike Bidlo, Thomas Dan, Tom Marioni, Stuart Netsky, Alan Scarritt, Suzanne Wheeling, and William Williams – artists who mine their own persona, a specific history, or recreate their past. Project awarded a $77,250 grant through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative. Curated by Jane Irish.
   
  selected CURATORIAL PROJECTS
       
      Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (www.operationraw.com)
      September 2005, Ice Box Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
      Visual artists marked the 35th anniversary of Operation RAW.  Curator and artist Jane Irish has conceived of and organized the commemorative show to celebrate the antiwar veteran as a metaphor of heroic resistance and to teach the real history of the creativity of the antiwar veteran.  Over 60 artists participated by creating a new art work in response to the 1970 Operation Rapid American Withdrawal (a 4 day, Selma type march by antiwar veterans through the towns and countryside of New Jersey and Pennsylvania - using guerilla theatre actions).
   
      Reenactment/Rapprochement          
      Chester Springs Studio, June 2000
      Curator: Jane Irish Awarded $77,250 from the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage) An exhibition incorporating performances and installation by Eleanor Antin, Mike Bidlo, Thomas Dan, Tom Marioni, Stuart Netsky, Alan Scarritt, Suzanne Wheeling, and William Williams – artists who mine their own persona, a specific history, or recreate their past.
   
  PROJECTS
       
  2009   Commission, limited edition of award ceramic cups for the John Balaban Award. Vietnamese Nom Presservation Foundation, Hanoi, Vietnam
  2008   Commissioned print, The Preservation Alliance, Philadelphia.
  2007   CD cover, detail of ptg “Operation Rapid American Withdrawal Tableau,” Mesopotania Blues, cd, band: John Train
       
  selected PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA
Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Women’s Hall of Fame Seneca Falls New York
 
 
 
 
 
       
  GALLERY AFFILIATIONS (current)
   
  Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
       
  COMMITTEES
       
  Arcadia Art Gallery Advisory Board, current
Warrior Writers, Advisor Board, past
Manna “A Show of Hands” Acquisition Committee
Project Room Fundraising Committee
40th Street Artist in Residence Program, Advisory Board.
 
 
 
 
 
  ARTIST LECTURES/TEACHING/JUROR
       
  Jan 2012   La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, exhibiting artist lecture
  Sep 2011   Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, artist lecture
  Oct 2010   Panel Speaker, “Gone and Not Forgotten: Recovering History in the 21 st Century,” SECAC /MACAA conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, with Gerard Brown.
  Jul 2010   Love 'Em or Hate 'Em: Grappling with Late Renoir, Philadelphia Museum of Art; with Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Carrie Rickey, artist Jane Irish, and Joseph Rishel, The Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900
  Feb 2010   Chicago 2010 CollegeFebruary, 2010 Art Association Conference: “The Art of War: Conflict, Trauma, and Representation from the Vietnam War to Today, “ with Sabrina Deturk, John Baky, and Daniel Heyman.
  Jan 2009   Event curator, organizer, “Little Notes Concerning the Forming of a Vase,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia.
  Nov 2008   Panel speaker, “On the Limits and Possibilities of Politics in Art” featuring Laylah Ali, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Daniel Heyman, Jane Irish, Peter Saul, and Art Spiegelman. Keynote address by David Carrier. Moderated by Patricia Hills and Robert Cozzolino. Pennsylavania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
  Sep 2008   Panel speaker, “Rococo, What is It That Makes 18th Century Art So Different, So Appealing to Today’s Artists” SECAC conference, New Orleans.
  Jun 2008   Guest speaker, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, “Dewey Canyon III.”
  May 2008   Open Studio for Undergraduate Painting, Tyler University
  Jan 2003   Visiting Artist, Graduate Critiques Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  Nov 2002   Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute, Undergraduate lecture
  Dec 2001   Guest Critic, Senior Painting Reviews, MICA
  1986   Artist in Residence, Wake Forest University
      Fall Semester , Instructed Painting I and Senior Seminar in Painting
  1980   Lecturer, Kingsborough Community College, Continuing Studies, Painting and Drawing