Jane Dickson is the painter of American darkness. First recognized in the early 1980s for her depictions of Times Square, she was part of the politically charged 1980s scene of New York artists working at the intersection of street art, hip-hop, film and installation, where she was an early collaborator with Keith Haring and CRASH, among others. Dickson’s work is currently showcased in the widely reviewed book Jane Dickson in Times Square; in museum exhibitions New York Underground: East Village in the ’80s at the Seoul Art Museum, Korea; Basquiat: The Artist and His New York Scene at the Schunk Art Museum, Heerlen, Holland; and at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. Dickson’s artwork will be featured by the Tribeca Film Festival 2019; by James Fuentes Gallery at Frieze New York 2019; by Stems Gallery Brussels; by the 2019 Future Fair NY; and at the Beijing Painters Academy in Beijing. Her beloved “Revelers” mosaics are on permanent display in the MTA’s Times Square subway station. Dickson’s work is owned by the Whitney Museum of Art, NYC; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; and 30 other museums around the world. She is the grateful recipient of recent awards from the National Academy of Arts & Science, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and Bau Residency in Cassis, France.
BEYOND THE STREETS New York, 2019. Photo by Martha Cooper.