Jane Grocott
Apprentice, Art Apprenticeship Network 2023

Jane Grocott (b. 2000 Durham, NC) grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and just recently graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is now living and working in Vancouver, on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

Grocott is a visual artist who works to poeticize her reality into gestures of paint. Images taken from daily life, social media, and a mix of contemporary painting references act as foundations from which abstraction emerges as she determines when to represent or misrepresent the elements of an image.

A key part of her practice centres around embracing complexity and exploring the tension of in-betweens; between figuration and abstraction, control versus abandon, and presence of form over absence. Her painting inquiry is sustained by the endless task of absorbing the constant flow of visual information and discovering new ways of translating it through paint.