Jane McAdam Freud, sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist was educated at Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Recognition of her work began early with her first solo show at aged eighteen followed by the acquisition by the British Museum of one of her prize winning works which have since been collected by National and International Museums including the National Gallery of Greece and Victoria and Albert Museum. She won the British Art Medal Scholarship in Rome in 1986, the Italian State Mint Prize in 1991 and was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 1992.
McAdam Freud exhibits regularly in museums and galleries around the world producing thirty-seven solo shows since 1996: Shows include site-specific venues in Taipei, London Los Angeles and New York. Her film ‘Dead or Alive’ was screened at the MediaTek Lecture Series at the Lung Yingtai Foundation in Taipei (April 09), at the National Arts Club in New York In September 2010 with the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) in LA, USA hosting a mid career retrospective exhibition of sculpture. Exhibitions in 2011/12 include The Freud Museum, Hampstead, London, Gazelli Art House, Mayfair, London, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NY, USA, Freud Museum of Dreams, St. Petersburg, Russia and the Austrian Consulate General Gallery in Krakow, Poland. Most recently Jane has exhibited at Whitelabs Gallery in Milan and in York at the New School House Gallery.
Publications include Sculpture ‘On the edge, 1996 and Relative Relations 2007. Presentation venues include Oxford University, UNAM Mexico City, Las Petra Florence, the Berlin Psychoanalytic Society and the New York based Philoctetese Centre for the Imagination. She participated in the open Picasso/Einstein meeting of artists and scientists organised by the British Council in Dortmund, Germany and contributes papers as a member of the Scienar European Science and Art Directive.
Jane teaches annual courses in sculpture at Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London and Morley College, London.
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