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Janna van Hasselt

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Graphics, Mixed Media, Objects, Painting, Sculptor
Born 11.04.1980
New Zealand / Christchurch
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My work is a series of investigations into formal contrasts and arguments. The idea of fluidity and containment is consistently present and I am driven to create a feeling of controlled chaos, tending towards dividing my work into distinct play-zones. Knots, tubes, folds and stacks are my transformations of choice: experimenting with the tension, stress and gravity of each object.
Thematically, the embrace of and pleasure in materials and a strong sense of playfulness, humor and hilarity are key.


2014 MFA candidate (Printmedia) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

2004 BFA (Printmaking) University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand

2004 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, United States. Study Exchange

2004 BSc. (Linguistics) University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Most important awards and symposiums

2012 Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award

2006 Ethel Susan Jones Fine Arts Traveling Scholarship University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2005-2010 Frans Masereel Centrum for Printmaking Residency, Kasterlee, Belgium


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