Cedar Rapids, IA
Jane Gilmor is an intermedia artist based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For the past 35 years, her artistic practice has been concerned with social issues, found situations and psychological narrative. In addition to creating sculptures, videos and performances, Gilmor was pioneer in the area of community-based public work, collaborating with individuals in hospitals and homeless shelters. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been awarded NEA Artist’s Fellowships, a McKnight Interdisciplinary Fellowship, and residency fellowships in Ireland, Italy, London, and at The McDowell Colony among others. In 2004, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Evora University in Evora, Portugal. She is included numerous books including Barbara Love’s Feminists who Changed America 1963-1976, Lucy Lippard’s, OVERLAY, Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory; and Broude and Gerrard’s The Power of Feminist Art: The American Movement of the 1970’s, History and Impact, Abrams.
This bio/description was originally published in 2011 and updated in 2013. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).