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Jane Logemann

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Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1942

Education: Layton School of Art, Milwaukee, WI 1961; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, (B.A.), 1965

Artist Statement

I have always been receptive to symmetrical patterns and colour in nature. This has served as the fundamental material for my work. My sensitivity to intricate, microlinear symmetries in plants, insects, rock patterns, organic materials and many more personal subjects became the basis for my work.

The use of letters from different languages is a logical evolution from my early microlinear work. Letters are linear and represent sound which I present in a visual, concrete way, like concrete poetry. By borrowing a letter or word from a language foreign to us such as Japanese, Hebrew, French, Russian, Arabic, or Korean, I want to suggest the power and universal mystery that surrounds language.

The connections between my paintings and the language work reside in their systems and their intuitive manner in which they are executed. I work on the oil paintings and the language work simultaneously. The materials and the results are different, but they share a core that is essential for me; the repetition and the poetry of abstraction.

Solo Shows

2003: Abstraction & Language: A Dialogue, La Maison Francaise, The French Embassy, Washington D.C.

2001: Kaddish, Curator: Sol LeWitt, Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, CT

1999: Kaddish & Recent Abstract Work, UJA Federation Headquarters, NYC

1996: New Work, Conde Gallery, NYC
1995: Letters/Words: Jane Logemann, HUC Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC

1989: Sandra Gering Gallery, NYC

1992; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, NYC

1984: American Landscape, The Sarah Doyle House, Brown University, Providence, RI 1972: Courtney Sales Gallery, Dallas, TX

Group Shows





























New Work by American Abstract Artists: On Balance, Curator: Mary Birmingham,  Art Cake, Brooklyn, NY

Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists 1936-Present, Curator: Rebecca DiGiovanna, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN.

Invitation to Jasper Johns estate for view of 12 Logemann works in collection. Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth, Curator: Ori Soltes, Jerusalem Biennale,

Israel, Derfner Judaica Museum, NYC
Benefit Exhibition for FCA curator James Welling, David Zwirner Gallery, NYC;

Painting Color, Curator: Susan Bonfils, LSU College of Art &Design, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
American Abstract Artists: The Onward of Art, Curator: Karen Wilkin, 1285 Ave. of the Americas Art Gallery, NYC; Drawing Dialogues: Selections from the Sol LeWitt Collection, The Drawing Center, NYC;Cosmic Connections: David Totah Gallery, NYC

American Abstract Artists 75th University Print Portfolio, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville, TN.
The Writing On The Wall, The Painting Center, NYC, June 23-July 18, 2015

American Abstract Artists: Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley, Purchase, NY

From Memory, Draw a Map of the United States, Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC;

13, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary, OK Harris Gallery, NYC

Painting and Sculpture for FCA, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NYC

Intersections: reading the space, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF, CA

Painting Abstraction, New York Studio School, NYC
Art in Embassies Program, Tbilisi, Georgia, Washington D.C.
Mysticism in Jewish Art, Curator: Ori Soltes, B'nai B'rith Klutznick, National Jewish Museum, Washington D.C.
Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC
The Jewish Museum, NYC
100 Drawings by Women: Curator: Judy Collishcan van Wagner, Hillwood Art

Gallery, Long Island University, NYC
New Work: New Members: Curator: William Zimmer, City Gallery, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, NYC
Diversity: New York Artists, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI;
In the Shadow of Duchamp: The Photo-mechanical Revolution & the Artist’s, Book, Curator: Weston Naef, Grolier Club, NYC, Drawing, Hal Bromm Gallery, NYC
Bookforms, Dayton Art Institute, Ohio; Artwords & Bookworks, LAICA, L.A.
Multiples, Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC
USIA show, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
John Chamberlain, Mark DiSuvero, Richard Serra, Jo Baer, Jane Logemann Curator: Richard Bellamy, LoGiudice Gallery, NYC;
The Drawn Line In Painting: Line As Form, Parker Street 470, Boston, MA Richard Feigen Gallery, NYC;
The New Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Paintings, Kornblee Gallery, NYC

Selected Reviews

James Panero, The New Criterion, March 2016
Christopher Bantick, The Age, April 16, 2005,

William Zimmer, New York Times, December 9, 2001
Lilly Wei, Art in America, May, 1995
Peter Frank, ARTnews, November, 1979

Selected Catalogues and Publications

2022: In the Studio with Jane Logemann, YouTube video produced by AAA; 

2021: Multiples, Inc.: 1965-1992, curator: Dieter Schwarz, Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC

2018: Blurring Boundaries catalogue, essay by Rebecca DeGiovanna
2012: The Posen Library: Jewish Culture & Civilization, Vol. 10, Yale University Press 2008: Mysticism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Ori Soltes, Rowman &

2006: On The Edge, American Abstract Artists Journal, NYC
2005: Intersections Reading the Space, text by Elinor Richter, Jewish Museum of Australia

2003: Abstraction & Language: A Dialogue;  The French Embassy, Washington D.C.

2002: Fixing the World: Ori Soltes, Brandeis University Press of New England

1999: Kaddish and Recent Work, essay by Susan Chevlowe, UJA-Federation, NYC

1989: Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women, Hudson Hill Press, NY

1985: Diversity: N.Y Artists catalogue, University of Rhode Island, Aimee Brown Price 1981: Heresies, Vol. 4, No. 1

Selected Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Guggenheim Museum, NYC
Stanford University Art Museum, CA
The Jewish Museum, NYC
James A. Michener Collection, University of Austin, TX Jasper Johns Collection, CT

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Yale University Art Collection, CT
The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC
The British Museum, London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
The Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne
Library of Special Collections, Providence Athenaeum, RI Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Library of Rare Books, Princeton University, NJ
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

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