National Museum of Women in the Arts
Jane Wilson
January 06 1967 - present
Photograph of Jane and Louise Wilson, courtesy of Lisson Gallery, London, England
Place of Birth:
British – English
Phonetic Spelling:
jay-n WIHL-sehn
Work Type/Media:
Multimedia (electronic, digital, video, film), Photography, Installation Art
Artistic Role(s):
Installation Artist, Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Video Artist
Artist's Biography:
Jane Wilson and her identical twin sister, Louise, create psychologically intriguing multimedia installations that explore the relationship between people and architecture. Jane and Louise live and work in London and have shown their work throughout Europe and the United States.

Born in Newcastle, England in 1967, Jane studied at Newcastle Polytechnic, graduating in 1989. She began working with Louise in 1989 and the sisters later attended Goldsmiths College in London from 1990 to1992.

In 1993, Jane and Louise were awarded the Barclays Young Artist Award from the Serpentine Gallery in London. The two began photographing and recording the areas near their home, but were eventually pulled towards more challenging and unfamiliar sites, as far away as Kazakhstan and Russia. Through installations that combine photographs, sculpture, and video recordings, their work examines the human presence in architectural and psychological space. They use camera angles and cropped images to show a fragmented and uncomfortable view of space that leaves much to the viewer’s imagination.

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Where Trained/Schools:
Goldsmiths College, London, England (1990-1992) Newcastle Polytechnic, Newcastle, England (1986-1989)
Related Visual Artists:
twin sister of and collaborated with Louise Wilson
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Barclays Young Artist Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, England (1993)
Earliest exhibition:
Into the Nineties 4, Mall Galleries, London, England (1992)
NMWA exhibition(s):
Modern Love: Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta
Artist retrospective(s):
Peer's Telephone, House of Lords, Parliament, 1999