Jane Rainey is a fine artist painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 2014 Rainey graduated from the Ulster University, Belfast, with a first class honours in Fine Art Painting. Whilst there she was recognised for artistic merit by being awarded the Dean’s List Award and the John and Rachel Turner Bursary Award. She then went on to complete a Master in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland in 2016. Since her graduation Rainey has extensively exhibited in Belfast, Dublin and throughout Ireland, and has started exhibiting further afield in USA and Italy.
2016 Masters in fine art painting, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2014 First class honours in fine art painting, University of Ulster, Belfast
2011 Distinction, certificate in foundation studies, art and Design, University of Ulster, Belfast
2017 The Ultimate Fate of the Universe, Ards Art Center, Co. Antrim
Gallery 545 launch, QSS Gallery, Belfast
VUE Art Fair, RHA, Dublin
Art Explorations, Atelier Design, Belfast
Futures Series 3, Episode one, RHA, Dublin
Hermione, Alexandra College, Dublin
A Bounce Borrowed, The Dock, Curated by Sarah Searson, Carrick on Shannon
QSS, A Painting Show, Belfast
An Insider Art Exhibition, Victoria Square, Belfast
Contemporary Art at Christmas Exhibition, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin
Headless Cities, TULCA, Curated by Daniel Jewesbury, Galway
RDS Visual Art Awards, Curated by Alice Maher, Dublin
Affordable Art Fair, New York, represented by Sol Art Gallery Dublin
Amalgamate, PS2 Gallery, Belfast
Art Works, Éigse, Carlow
MFA Graduate Exhibition, NCAD, Dublin
Royal Hibernian Academy, Annual Exhibition. Dublin
We are nonetheless always under the influence of gravity, Curated by Lee Welch, NCAD
Gate Europa,Palazzetto Dell’ Arte, Foggia, Italy
Drawing today, Signal Arts, Brae
Disrupting Reality, Spectrum Centre, Belfast
Wet, Hive Emerging, Waterford
State of play, Masters show at NCAD, Emmet House Dublin
The possibilities of here and now, Waterfront hall, Belfast
New Talents, Market Place theatre and arts centre, Armagh
Open minds, University of Ulster, Belfast
End of year show, Foundation year, University of Ulster
ISFIT, Festival, Norway
2016 Shortlisted for RDS, Student Awards
2014 Scholarship awarded by NCAD to study Masters in Fine Art.
2014 John and Rachel Turner Bursary Award, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2012 Dean’s List Award, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2011 Turner Prize Award, University of Ulster, Belfast.
2017 'Painting as Material' RHA, Dublin, October 18th
2017 Artist discussion, A Bounce Borrowed, The Dock
2016 Artist talk, A Solo Voyage To Vast Horizons, Ulster University
2017 OPW State Art Collection Ireland
2016 Mason Hayes and Curran Private Corporate Art Collection
2017 Project Art, Chapter One, Dublin
VAI News Sheet, Futures: Series 3, Episode 1
The Irish Times, A vision of the future that's a ‘Hunger Games’ in reverse, by Aidan Dunne
Leitrim Observer, A Bounce Borrowed, by Fiona Heavey
RTE, Fresh Irish painters: 10 under 30 to watch, by Cristín Leach
VAI News Sheet, GIANNA TASHA TOMASSO REPORTS ON TULCA 2016,
RHA Magazine, Futures Series 3, Episode 1.
Irish Arts Review, New York Contemporary art on show, Autumn 2016, Vol. 33, Issue 3
Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 120, Edited by Vona Groarke
Design Crush, Blog Feature by Kelly Beall
Irish Times, RDS Visual Arts Awards: encouraging a new generation, by Gemma Tipton
Culture Northern Ireland, Late Night Art Digest: August 2016, by John Higgins
Paint Tube, Jane Rainey – MFA Graduate
Billions Journal, Review of Art Works, Carlow exhibition
RTE Arena, Review of NCAD'S Graduate Show by Aidan Dunne
Irish Times, Review. Visual Art: Anxious, formidable work at graduate shows, Review by Aidan Dunne
Creative Boom, Artist explores the fine line between earth and sky to create other-worldly paintings
Archive Collective, Magazine Feature, Origins, Issue 6
Fresh Paint Magazine, Magazine Feature, Curated and Selected by Andrew Salgado, April Edition.
Art Reveal Magazine, Interview, Issue no.4.
Le Cool, We are nonetheless always under the influence of gravity, Exhibition review.