Biography

Janet Milner has a BA in Printed Textiles from Liverpool Polytechnic (1981) and an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art (2012). Janet worked for many years as a designer and illustrator for a list of clients including Conran, Heals, Liberty, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Mitchell Beazley, Barneys and Nieman Marcus USA and Seibu Japan.

Janet experiments with painterly printmaking techniques, loving the immediacy and the opportunity for accidental mark making that working this way offers. Her work is a celebration of ordinariness, a reflection of her fascination with the commonality of clutter and the mundane experiences that surround identity and human life. 

Recent selected group exhibitions include:

(2013) Pushing Print Margate; London Graduate Festival, Shoreditch Town Hall; London Print Studio Members Summer Show;  An Idea of Happiness UCHL; Best of Jealous.

(2014) London Art Fair; The London Original Print Fair; Bainbridge Open; Royal Academy Summer Show; North Lincolnshire Open; London Print Studio Members Summer Show; Rye Society of Artists Summer Show; National Original Print Exhibition Bankside Gallery; National Open Art Exhibition, Somerset House, London and the Minerva Theatre Chichester; Multiplied at Christies; Moniker; AAF.

(2015) Jealous Take over The Cock 'n' Bull Shoreditch; London Art Fair; Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary watercolour Competition 2015; The Royal Academy of Art, Painter Printmaker Exhibition in the Keepers House (6months 2014-2015); The London Original Print Fair; 50:50 celebrating 50 years of The Printmaking Council New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham; Rye Society of Artists Summer Show; Loop 2015 at Bankside Gallery; AAF New York with Jealous Gallery; Hive in Harrogate.

(2016) NN Contemporary Open 2015/16, RWS Contemporary watercolour competition, South East Open Towner Gallery Eastbourne, National Open Art Competition, Mercers Company London, Printmakers Council Pushing Boundaries Exhibition touring Ireland 2016/17, LPS Summer Exhibition Harrow Road London.

(2017) Chinese Open Le Coq Artistes Q Carpark Whitcomb St London,  RWS Contemporary watercolour competition, Printmakers Council Archive Exhibition 'Lasting Impressions' Scarborough Art Gallery, 51% Remember Her 100 women artists exhibit in Plaistow, The Masters Monoprint at Bankside Gallery, Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London.

(2018) The Other Art Fair Victoria House London, The Art of The Printmaker Rye Art Gallery East Sussex, Royal Academy Summer Show, Memory a Printmakers Council exhibition at the Royal Overseas League House London, Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair London

(2019) '4 Legs Good 2 Legs Bad'  Q CarPark Leicester Square

 

Public Collections: V&A anniversary portfolio celebrating Fifty Years of the Printmakers Council, Scarborough Museum, V&A Archive, V&A Word and Image.  


Janet is a member of  The Printmakers Council

Publication: Making an Impression Printmaker's Council at 50

Vintage Janet Milner