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


Solo Exhibitions

2018 (July) The Cross Gallery, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin

2017 The Ultimate Fate of the Universe, Ards Art Center, Co. Antrim


Group Exhibitions


(May) Invited to show at RHA 188th Annual Exhibition, Dublin

(May) Art Trail, Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Bullitt Hotel, Belfast



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

Introducing,Waterfront Hall



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.


Artist Talks

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


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.