Jane Stevens


Jane Stevens is a photographer, curator, author, and art educator whose work focuses on both personal and natural landscapes.

She works with light and photosensitive materials. The process itself is magical. The photographic images are visual metaphors for the artist’s transformative process and journey of reclaiming a sense of self and connection to the world/community.

Stevens has published six books on Chicago artists including Barbara Aubin, Don Seiden, Ellen Roth Deutsch, Dusty Seno and the Chicago Society of Artists.

Jane Stevens
Chicago, IL


2023Seeking Solace: Photographs by Jane Stevens, Ceres Gallery, N.Y.
 ARC Gallery 50th Anniversary Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
  Member Invitational Exhibition, Union League Club, Chicago IL
2022Women’s Voices: A New Day, Ceres Gallery, N.Y.
Chicago Society of Artists: A Legacy Continues, Tall Grass Art Center, IL
2021As We See It, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Fragments From the Past: Photographs by Jane Stevens, ARC Gallery, Chicago
Urban Threads,  ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2020Where We Are Now Activism of the Everyday, Koehnline Museum of Art
2019Fragments in Time: Photographs by Jane Stevens, Ceres Gallery, N.Y.
Fashioning the Self, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
2018Chicago Society of Artists, Vanderpoel Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
2016A Moment in Time: Photographs by Jane Stevens, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013Time Stands Still: Photographs by Jane Stevens, Ceres Gallery, N.Y.
Dusty’s House: Photographs by Jane Stevens, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011“Points of Departure: Photographs by Jane Stevens”, Ceres Gallery, NY, NY
“Le Genie de la Bastille”, Espace Kiron, Paris, France
“Women’s Nature”, Ceres Gallery, New York City
2010“Resurrection & Death”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Chicago Society of Artists”, Bloomingdale Park District Museum,
Bloomingdale, IL
2009“Life’s Crossings”, Bulgarian Artists Exchange exhibition, Zadar City, Croatia
“Collaboration Group Exhibition” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007“Presence in Time: Photographs by Jane Stevens” Ceres Gallery, New York
2004“Passages: Photograms by Jane Stevens” Ceres Gallery, New York
2002Our Ancestors’ Land: A Project by Jane Stevens” Ceres Project Room at TheElizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York. A collaborative video installation.
2000“Wired Women: On The Verge of a Digital Renaissance”, Three Arts Club Gallery, Chicago, IL1998
“Reintegrating the Past: Photographs by Jane Stevens”, ARC Gallery, Chicago
“SWAN Exchange”, Sydney College Gallery, Sydney, Australia
“Whispers ‘98″, The Morris Center, San Francisco, California
1997“Time Passes” group exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, N.Y.The Toronto/Chicago Exchange Project”, Toronto, Canada
“Una Ventana Al Mundo”, Galeria Tonalli. Mexico City, Mexico
“Jane Stevens/Robert Walker”, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1992“Women in Photography”, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
1991“Alternative Photography”, Ohio State University, Pearl Conrad Gallery
“Women in Photography International Exhibition”, Traveling exhibition:
Accademia di Belle Arte, Catania, Italy; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England


Musee Magazine, Jane Stevens at Ceres Gallery, April 1, 2016
New City, January 11, 2007, ARC Gallery, by Michael Weinstein
Chicago Tribune, December 13, 2000, Period elegance meets dot-com generation of Artists, C. West
Chicago Tribune, March 12, 1993, “Array of thematic images hangs on ARC Gallery walls”,Abigail Foerstner
Camera and Darkroom Magazine, January 1992, Photography Contest Award
The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, May 22, 1992, “A beacon in the tide of prints”, Kate Taylor
Chicago Tribune, April 12, 1991, “Two artists change the ordinary into the extraordinary, Abigail Foerstner
ZOOM, International Magazine, V. 42


University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts; Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo;  School of the Art Institute of Chicago; University of Illinois, Chicago


2003Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities, The Newberry Library, Chicago
2001Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, Exhibition Support
1998Illinois Arts Council, Special Assistance Grant, Conference
1991Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Photography, City of Chicago