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Jane Burns is a Toronto painter and print maker with a stellar reputation for her fine works.  She is a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Toronto and her works have been showing in Toronto galleries for over 20 years.  She has also exhibited in many cities across Canada and the United States.  Her works can be seen in the permanent art collection of the University of Toronto, the Art Rental Department of Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, and numerous other private and public collections.  Jane lectures and instructs in the art of printmaking. She spends summers in Big Bay at her northern studio with her dog Finegan.
While continuing to explore printmaking through woodcut, stencil and chine-collé, the latest series draws from a life-long passion for painting and is based on images of urban streetscapes.  Some works border on total abstraction but images emerge from the diversity of cities inspired by industrial landscapes, infrastructure, bridges, city-scapes, waterways and green-space.  One is compelled to sense the pulse, the energy, the degradation, the soaring human spirit, the ingenuity, the smog, and ultimately the irony of city life.


The way I work mirrors the dynamism I see in nature and the world. Volatile artwork reflects turbulent times.  My work is improvised but it leads to a succinct point of view.  I sculpt, paint, brush, glaze, layer, tweak, unify, and shape.




1991        Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fine Arts Studio), University of Toronto
1970        York University, Year One
1986        Ontario College of Art and Design
1986        Toronto School of Art

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006        Leonardo Gallery, Toronto
2004        Prince Arthur Fine Arts, Toronto
2003        Sunbury Gallery, New Brunswick
2001        Prince Arthur Fine Arts, Toronto
2000        Gallery 7, Toronto
1999        Gallery 7, Toronto
1997        Iluminary Art Gallery, Toronto
1993        Gallery Rochon, Toronto (2 person)
1990        Gallery House Sol, Georgetown
1988        Gallery House Sol, Georgetown
1987        Kensington Place Gallery, Toronto
1986        Here and Now, Toronto

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007        Leonardo Gallery, Gallery Artists, Toronto
2005        A.I.R Gallery, New York City
2005        Turquoise Gallery, Toronto
2004        MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie
2003        Prince Arthur Fine Arts, Toronto
2002        Prince Arthur Fine Arts, Toronto
2000        International Miniature Show, Toronto
                Art Auction for Pouch Cove Foundation, Toronto
1999        Gallery 7, Toronto (Spring, Summer)
                R iver Gallery, New York
1998        Carthew Thompson Gallery, Los Angeles
1996        Eco-bitions, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto
1994        Reif Gallery of Contemporary Canadian Art, Niagara on the Lake
1993        Gallery House Sol, Georgetown
1991        Art for Preservation, Market Gallery, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal,

Selected Collections

University of Toronto Art Centre, University College
University of Toronto Art Collection
Carleton University Art Gallery Collection
Saatchi and Saatchi Advertising Inc.
Silverberg Reality
Gallery Lambton Permanent Collection
David Mitchner
Michel Christensen
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation of Toronto


Avenue Road Arts School
Harbourfront School by the Water
Royal Ontario Museum (R.O.M) – printmaking (on-going)
Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery
Toronto Board of Education
University of Toronto (Arts Week Demo)


Pouch Cove Foundation
Newfoundland Old growth forest camp for Earthroots