Jana Charl is a native of Los Angeles, a dual US-Swiss citizen, and is currently residing on a 14-square mile ranch in Central Oregon. Exploring a variety of media and techniques, she tests the boundaries of what defines contemporary art,... Read More
Jana Charl is a native of Los Angeles, a dual US-Swiss citizen, and is currently residing on a 14-square mile ranch in Central Oregon. Exploring a variety of media and techniques, she tests the boundaries of what defines contemporary art, especially the blurring of the traditional lines dividing craft, commercial, and fine art. She examines female identity, perceptions of women’s roles, and gender relationships.
Her work has been featured most recently in Art Habens Art Review, as well as on the covers of Art Reveal Magazine and ARTiculAction Art Review. Jana is on the Oregon Arts Commission and Regional Arts & Culture Council's Art in Public Places Roster as well as in the City of Palo Alto’s Prequalified Artist Pool. She has been awarded public art projects in California, Oregon, and Massachusetts. Jana received a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly.
Jana has exhibited internationally at galleries; venues staged simultaneously with the Venice Biennale, Frieze London, Altonale Hamburg, and Art Basel Miami; as well as at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia (Tbilisi), Museum of Nova Gorica (Slovenia), SFMOMA, Tate Liverpool, and Women’s Museum of California. She has been an artist-in-residence in Zürich and Trélex, Switzerland; Mtskheta and Tbilisi, Georgia; and Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland.
The Brooklyn Art Library, Museum of Nova Gorica, Mtskheta Municipality, Yuko Nii Foundation have collected her artwork along with private collectors. She regularly participates in fundraisers for causes including Human Rights, Underrepresented Women Artists, Visual-AIDS, and Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
Mixed media painter, sculptor, and installation artist who rescues trash from landfills.