Jane Callister explores the synthesis of the cerebral and physical act of art making through abstraction. In contrast, more painterly works utilize massive custom-made paint brushes that exaggerate each vibrantly colored stroke resulting in an outburst of expressionistic energy. She experiences synesthesia, the ability to hear color. For the artist, each mark produces a unique sound effect joining together to create a symphony.
Born in the Isle of Man, a small island between England and Ireland, and currently working in Santa Barbara, CA the artist is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; New Museum, New York, NY and Univeristy of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. She has exhibited at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis, Santa Monica, CA; the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ and was included in the First Prague Biennale at the Veletrizni Palace, Prague, Czech Republic as well as the 2006 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Callister is featured in notable publications such as “Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting”, “Abstract Painting: Techniques and Concepts” and “LA Artland: Contemporary Art From Los Angeles”.