Scottish born painter Janice McNab stands out for her quietly startling images of feminine experience. Drawing from the food, clothes and detritus of her daily life, the artist skilfully transforms material she calls ‘the skin of the world’ into oil paintings rich in suggested bodies. Whether small studies or large works on canvas, these paintings are known for their stillness and depth, and for compositions that shimmer with art historical references, but they also ring with life. In seeking to recognise herself
in animated ephemera – in ice cream, plastic wrappers, a scarf – the artist is creating an ongoing body of work that traces a woman’s constant negotiation with external definition.

Janice McNab is a Scottish artist and academic who now lives in the Netherlands. She was born in Aberfeldy, studied at Glasgow School of Art, and in 2000, moved to Amsterdam on a Scottish Arts Council residency programme. Her PhD is from the University of Amsterdam, her post-doc from the University of the Arts, The Hague / Leiden University. Selected exhibitions. Our Spectral Gardens, Gallery Maurits, The Hague (2023),True North, Galeria Fermay, Palma de Mallorca (2023), Scottish Women Artists: Transforming Tradition, the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (2022) Here We Go, Galeria Fermay, Palma de Mallorca (2022). 2021–2011Open Letter, Page Not Found Bookshop, The Hague, Janice McNab, Slits and a Skull, Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, A New World, Stroom, The Hague

Her work is part of the following collections: Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Albertina, Vienna, Bank of Scotland Edinburgh City Council, The Fleming- Wyfold Collection Glasgow Marshall Trust, Lisse Art Museum, NL, Perth Art Gallery and Museum The Royal Bank, UBS Zurich E-Innova Lab Art Collection

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