Kristy Jane

Part-Time Faculty - Painting, Art, Art History & Design


301 Sparkman Drive
Wilson Hall
Room 160
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Kristy Jane thinks fast and paints slowly with rarely idle incredibly soft hands. Their impulsive visual reference system is embedded in countless layers of nuanced color systems and shameless quotes from art history tangled up with their own to an indecipherable measure. Thought of as an ideal venue for too-muchness, a love affair with oil paint has dominated their practice, however, the work is often accompanied by objects, videos, and other forms of real and make-believe documentation. Through the act of painting, Jane creates a beautiful chaos just to the brink of feeling impossible as if solely for the possibility to navigate their way through it over time. Finishing is thought of as optional due to their simultaneously sticky and slippery intuitive process. Jane is unable to leave their work until the moment they recognize within it, a complete unknown.

In addition to being a lover, a mother, a stranger to no one, Jane is a studio art instructor in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Kristy Jane leaves their mark on anything that will have it. Their current studio is located in the feral space of a gestalt shift.

Curriculum Vitae


  • M.F.A. in Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1999
  • B.F.A. in Printmaking, University of South Alabama in Mobile

Honors & Awards

  • 08.2022 Bunkey Frame Award, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)
  • 02.2022 PAFA Fine Arts Venture Fund Grant Recipient
  • 02.2020 Low-Res MFA Artistic Excellence Scholarship, PAFA

Exhibitions & Presentations

  • aRtEVOLUTION, Clinton Avenue, Huntsville, AL, Curator: Jahni Moore, 2020
  • Bad Kids Summer Camp: Big Communications Showdown, Birmingham AL, Curator: Gregory Price, 2019
  • Echoes, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan AL, Curator: Dana-Marie Lemmer, 2018
  • New Flesh on Old Bones, UAH Huntsville, AL, 2017


  • Visual Art