Nashville, TN | Mixed Media, Time-based, Installation
Born in Washington, D. C., Jana Harper is a project-based visual artist who works both collaboratively and individually on themes related to authenticity, environment, and the supernatural. She received an MFA in Printmaking and Book Arts from Arizona State University, a BA in Political Science and Fine Art from The Evergreen State College, and was in the Core Fellowship Program at the Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally and is held in both public and private collections. She teaches at Vanderbilt University.
New Walks in an Old Field is a body of photographic work I made in the summer of 2015 as a Southern Constellations Fellow at the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Each aspect or chapter of the work (books, toys, containers, and tagged/bagged items) follows different narratives of collecting and organizing by the original owner/curator Sylvia Gray. The project encourages multi-dimensional discovery or understanding of mass-produced items by focusing on the non-dominant or underside of the objects.