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Gary Ward

Jana Cruder

Morgan Sorne

Prescott Mccarthy

Jana Cruder

JANA CRUDER

Jana Cruder is a Los Angeles based artist who designs environments which challenge viewers to participate directly, intimately, with the artist herself. Her work questions our relationship with technology its ability to manifest emotional influence. In her 2016 interactive installation piece entitled The Way of the Modem Man, Cruder invited audience members to enter an isolated chamber with only their phones and text her in the nude. Cruder says, “I feel with the clothing removed, it levels the playing field and shows us we’re all human”.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Yes We Ken” Group Show, Pasinger Fabrik, Dec 10-Jan 19, Munich, Germany

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

2019 “Natural Plasticity” TD Center, Toronto, Canada

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Story of Stuff, Sacramento, CA

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Brita, Toronto, Canada  *2020 Marketing Award Winner: Bronze–Experiential (with Balmoral Multicultural Agency & Brita)

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Adidas Parley Run for the Oceans, Toronto, Canada

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Slate Management, Toronto, Canada

2019 “Natural Plasticity” Ocean Bound with The Midway & Lonely Whale, San Francisco Bay, CA

2018 “Natural Plasticity” SCOPE Art Fair, Miami, FL

2018 “Natural Plasticity” Figment NYC. Governors Island, NY

2018 “Natural Plasticity” C.O.A.S.T Santa Monica, CA

2017 “Natural Plasticity” Arte Laguna, Arsenale Venice, Italy

2017 “Spirit In The Sky”(Solo Show), West Elev Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

2016 “Natural Plasticity” DO ART Foundation, Los Angeles Installations

2016 “TEXT” PYO Gallery, Los Angeles

2016 “Viewmaster”, Gensler, Los Angeles, CA

2016 “Spirit In The Sky”(Solo Show), Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna, CA

2016 “Great Expectations”(Solo Show), Joanne Artman Gallery, New York, NY

2015 The Art Classic Group Show Millard Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Informationary” Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

2014 “Grace and Ritual” IAM8BIT Gallery, Silverlake, CA

2013 (Solo Show) JoAnn Artman Gallery, Laguna, CA

2013 Gallery 446, Palm Springs, CA

2013 IAM8BIT Gallery, Silverlake, CA

2013 Photo L.A. International Art Exposition, Santa Monica, CA

2012 “Great Expectations” Artist Preview, Barneys New York, Las Vegas, NV

2010 Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2006 Red House Gallery, Venice Beach, CA

2003 High Falls Gallery, Rochester, NY

 

SHOWS

2017 “Spirit in The Sky”, Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2016 “Way of The Modern Man” Live, Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Great Expectations”, AAFNY Fall Edition Sept 9-12 New York, NY

2014 “Great Expectations”, Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA

2014 “Way of the Modern Man”, Born Modern by 72andSunny

2014 “Great Expectations”, AAFNY Spring Edition

 

AUCTIONS

2018 CASA Art & Wine Paddle 8 Auction by Sotheby’s “Spirit In The Sky”

2017 CASA Art & Wine Paddle 8 Auction by Sotheby’s “Great Expectations”

2017 UNICEF Gen Art Auction “Spirit in the Sky”

2016 UNICEF Gen Art Auction “Great Expectations”

2015 UNICEF Gen Art Auction “What Lies Beneath”

2015 ART Swagger United Way Auction

2014 The Art of Giving

 

AWARDS

2017 Selected as Best in Show / Land Art  “Arte Laguna Arsenale Venice, Italy”

2015 Selected as Artist for “Elysium Artists for The Arctic”

2014 Published, American Photography 30

2012 Top Finalist, Emerging Focus

2012 Judges Commendation, Silver Eye Center for Photography Fellowship 13

2006 Hottest New Talent, American Photo

2004 Addy Award

2003 Published, American Photography 18

 

PROFESSIONAL

2010 - Current Owner, Jana Cruder Fine Art and Jana Cruder Photo + Motion

2008 to 2010 Freelance Photography Assistant/Producer, 3Star Productions LA

2006 to 2008 Sales Executive, Corbis

2006 Sales Associate, Tran Stock, Stock Photo Sales

2003 to 2005 Sales Associate, Four Windy Gallery Pittsburgh

2003 to 2005 Photographer’s Assistant Greater Pittsburgh Area

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Los Angeles Film Makers

Women in Photography

Tedx – Venice Beach

Los Angeles Art Association

American Society of Media Photographers

Venice Arts Council