Jane Trengove works across a range of visual art media including painting, installation and collaboration. Trengove’s practice articulates the relevance of contemporary art in wider social political debates and power relationships, such as gender, sexuality, race and ability. Trengove is also concerned with the vexed issue of painting in contemporary practice. She deploys painting in a dialogue of abstraction/representation in order to tie it to current streams of thought. Trengove engages ideas of perception and the primacy of sight, with an interest in the way cultural meanings are affected by the way we ‘see’, and how representation can be used to interrogate these meanings.
Select solo exhibitions: Certainty, with Susan Long, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2017; Pointillism, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; Thank you, Painting Element Series: Treatment, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2012; This One is for You, with Susan Long, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne, 2012; Under Study, Painting Element Series: Form, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2011; White Noise: power and corruption, Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne, 2008; Breathing, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2007; Painting Element, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2005; P.O.V, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2003; Field, Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, Canberra, 2003.
Select group exhibitions: 9 x 5 exhibition, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2017; f generation: feminisim, art, progressions, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, 2012; Pulp, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2010; Darwin’s Bastards, Verge Gallery, Sydney, 2009; Who Let The Dogs Out, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, New South Wales, 2008.Artist's CV (PDF)