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 and miniatures for the entertainment 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), Arte al Limite in Santiago, Chile, Centro de Arte Faro Cabo Mayor in Santander, Spain, and in private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Szabo’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at The Huntley Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona, The Danforth Art Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, 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, 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.
Szabo’s photographs have been featured in publications and blogs such as Musée Magazine, The Huffington Post, Shadow & Light Magazine, Arte al Limite, 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 more.
She holds an MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
CURRICULUM VITAE Jane Szabo CV
EXHIBITS & EVENTS:
Huntley Gallery / Cal Poly Pomona, Family Matters - Solo Exhibition, Pomona, CA, curated by Michele Cairella-Fillmore, August 21 - November 9, 2023 Huntley Gallery
Colorado Photographic Art Center, Tell Me a Story: The Role of Storytelling in Photography, juried by Mary Statzer, Denver, CO, opening reception Friday, Dec. 1, 6-9pm. Exhibit runs through January 6, 2024. CPAC
Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Photography Group Airport 2023, Atlanta, GA, juried by Brian Piper, on view through January 17, 2024. APG Airport Exhibit
Museo de la Naturaleza, Art in Nature III, Cantabria, Spain, curated by Andrea Juan and Gabriel Diego Penedo, on view through January 2024. Arte en la Naturaleza III
The Poly Post, "Family Matters": A Visual Representation of Lives Lived, by Reyes Navarrete, Oct. 3, 2023 The Poly Post
Float Photo Magazine, Home is Where, editors Bree Lamb and Yoav Efthymiadis, July 2023 Home is Where
Fraction Magazine, 15th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Issue #167, editors: Leo Hsu and Bree Lamb Fraction Magazine
Frames Magazine, The Female Gaze: #GirlGaze: On the Unique Vision of Female Photographers, by Diana Nicholette Jeon, May 24, 2023 Frames
Larchmont Buzz, The Power of the Female Lens, by Patricia Lombard, April 7, 2023 Larchmont Buzz
What Will Your Remember, Mothering and Othering, by Suzanne Révy, Oct. 27, 2022
The Berkshire Eagle, I am Water, by Christopher Marcisz, Sept. 17, 2022 The Berkshire Eagle
iBerkshires, I am Water Billboard Exhibit Speaks to Environmental Issue, by Brittany Polito, Sept. 10, 2022 IBerkshires
Musée Magazine, Weekend Portfolio: Jane Szabo, June 17, 2022 Musée Magazine
Shadow & Light Magazine, Showcase Portfolio: Jane Szabo, Volume 8 / Issue 47, May/June 2022