Jane Grocott (b. 2000 Durham, North Carolina) grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2023. She now lives and works in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

    Guided by the materiality of paint, Grocott works from a personal archive of pictures taken from daily life, social media, and various historical painting references. These images act as foundations from which abstraction emerges as she determines when to represent or misrepresent the elements of an image.

    A key part of her work centres around embracing complexity and exploring the tension of in-betweens; between figuration and abstraction, control versus abandon, and presence of form over absence. Her painting inquiry is sustained by the endless task of absorbing a constant influx of visual information and discovering new ways of deciphering it through paint.



Jane Grocott lives and works on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.