PC: Ben Carpenter-Nwanyanwu; Art World Escape
Jan Dickey is an artist and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States and internationally in Tokyo, Japan. His studio medium of choice is paint, specifically earth-based binders like casein, egg tempera, and natural glues. Jan began curating in 2016, when he co-founded GRRIC Contemporary, an experimental gallery space that continues to operate out of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. This year he has curated two exhibitions that bridge the distance between artists spread across the geographical width of the US, one with the Honolulu Museum of Art (Why Are You Painting?) and another at studioninedee in Chelsea, NY (Another Year in the Republic). In the studio, Jan explores paint as a living substance—creating artworks that peel, crack, and otherwise change over time—and, throughout his practice, strives to deepen his understanding of this vast and varied place we call the United States.
Jan received an MFA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2017 and a BFA from the University of Delaware in 2009.