Janice Wright Cheney’s textile-based practice explores the human relationship to nature, particularly animals, and seeks to complicate assumed distinctions between the socio-cultural and the natural. Her work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Brunswick Museum, the Glenbow Museum and Telus Canada at Telus Garden, Vancouver. Wright Cheney was among artists selected for Oh Canada, a survey of contemporary Canadian art, held at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA in 2012. Her solo exhibition Cellar was presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2012), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2014), and most recently at Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (2015). She has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and is a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts.
Janice Wright Cheney graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1983, and completed a MEd in Critical Studies at UNB (2003). Wright Cheney lives Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where she teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.
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