Los Angeles-based conceptual artist Jane Szabo merges a love for fabrication and materials with visceral photographic images. Using hand-made constructions, self-portraiture, and still life, she shares stories that explore her personal experiences through an astonishing lens of self-exploration and identity. Szabo’s background creating props, miniatures and in set construction for the film and amusement industry infuses her creative process.
Widely exhibited in both solo and group shows, her work has been shown at the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, California, where it is included in the permanent collection. She was commissioned to create a series of environmental portraits for the museum in 2019, the social engagement project #countmein, funded by the California Arts Council and the California Community Foundation. The museum acquired 71 images from this project for its collection. Her art is also a part of the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Szabo’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Foto Relevance Gallery in Houston, TX, the John Wayne Orange County Airport, the Museum of Art & History in Lancaster, CA, Foto Museum Casa Coyoacán in Mexico City, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, the Yuma Fine Art Center in Arizona, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.
Among many other locations, Szabo’s work has been shown in group exhibitions at the Spartanburg Art Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art, the Griffin Museum of Photography, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, The Brand Library Gallery, The Colorado Center for Photographic Arts, Photo LA, The LA Art Fair, San Diego Art Institute, Los Angeles Center for Photography, the Kaohsiung International Photographer Exhibition in Taiwan, and Foto Fever in Paris, France.
Additionally, Szabo’s photographs are featured in publications and blogs such as The Huffington Post, Lenscratch, Mono Chroma Magazine, Silvershotz, Bokeh Bokeh, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Catalyst Interviews, F-Stop Magazine, Foto Relevance, Fraction, Your Daily Photo, A Photo Editor, Don't Take Pictures, Art & Cake, Diversions LA, Women Eco Arts Dialog, and ArtsMeme, among others.
She holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.
CURRICULUM VITAE Jane Szabo CV
EXHIBITS & EVENTS:
Griffin Museum of Photography, Home Views: Somewhere Else, curated by Paula Tognarelli, Oct. 26 - Dec. 5, opening reception Sunday, November 7, 2021 Home Views
Griffin Museum of Photography, Home Views: Somewhere Else, Artist Talk (virtually via Zoom) Wednesday, November 10, 4pm EST / 7pm PST
Museo de la Naturaleza de Cantabria Spain, The Nature Show, curated by Marisa Caichiolo, Andrea Juan & Gabriel Penedo Diego, Aug. 7 - Dec. 31, 2021 Art in Nature
Museum of Art & History, Perceive Me, curated by Kristine Shomaker, opening reception Sun., October, 17 @ 2pmLos Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, The Magical Mystery Tour Returns, Feb. 17 - May 26, 2022
Lenscratch, Politics of the Kitchen, jurors: Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman Lenscratch
Torrance Art Museum, Hobson’s Choice 2.0, on line feature, Torrance Art Museum
Poignant Portfolio no. 23: Jane Szabo, One Twelve, March 29, 2021, One Twelve
#CountMeIn: An Arts-Based Initiative for the 2020 Census, Women Eco Artists Dialog, by Robin Rosenthal, Nov. 2020 #countmein
Catalyst Interviews: Jane Szabo, January 29, 2020 Catalyst Interview
Jane Szabo - The Path to Somewhere Else, FotoRelevance, by Geoffrey Koslov, January 28, 2020 The Path to Somewhere Else
Sense of Place, Edge of Humanity Magazine, January 2, 2020 Edge of Humanity