Curriculum Vitae

JANE K HOOK

B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W., A.O.C.A.D.

Education

2008
Hyper realism with special effects instructor M. DeWilde

1998- 2003
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario
Fine Arts Major  – sculpture
* graduated with honours

1995- 1999
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. – Social work- ABD status (all but dissertation)
Research focus- subjective microprocess experience within therapist/ client dyad during psychoanalytic psychotherapy

1991- 1993
Post Masters Intensive Psychotherapy Training Program with Prof Erv Zentner

1989- 1991
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
Master of Social Work
*graduated with distinction

1985- 1989
York University, Toronto, Ontario
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
*graduated with distinction

1987- 1989
York University/ Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario
Rehabilitation Services Diploma
* graduated with honours

Art Experience

 

Solo Exhibits

June – July 2014
[sh]OUT, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

March- May 2012
Once Upon an I Con, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON

June- July 2010
Embedded, special project of contemporary sculpture, Old City Hall, presented by MCA & Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

March – April 2010
Mother Earth, Art Gallery, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON

January 2009
Belonging, Harcourt United Church, Guelph, ON

October -December 2007
Full Circle: Evolving Family Studies, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

 

Group Exhibits

November 2013- January 2014
Space : Ayrspace, Ayr, Ontario

September 2010- December 2013
In Family Unity- Unity of the World International Touring Exhibition – Russia, Asia, Europe
Sponsored by the Ekaterinburg Art Foundation

November 2012- January 2013
War and Peace, Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, ON

March- May 2012
Narrative Transformations, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON

August – September 2011
Third Dimension, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON

July, 2011
Pink Triangle, The Arts Project, London, ON

June 2011 – July 2011
Celebrity Still Life, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga ON

March – April 2011
Face Forward, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

March – April 2011
International Women Celebrate, Ayrspace, Ayr, ON

December 2010- January 2011
Festival Spirits, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

November 2010- January 2011
Forces of Nature, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON

September 2010- May 2011
Art Talk, ED gallery, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

August – September 2010
11th Juried Emerging Sculptor’s Exhibition, Sculptors Society of Canada, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON

July – August, 2010
Pride, Strand Fine Arts, London Ontario

December 2009-January 2010
BOOM: Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

September 2009
Venus of the Here and Now, Artsweek: Blink, Peterborough, ON

July – Sept 2009
The Light of Your Evocative Glance: A Glimpse of Contemporary Portraiture, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON

July 2009
Family Reunion, Forest City Gallery, London, ON

June 2009
Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge, Ontario

March 2009
Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

February 2009
Design Hope Toronto, Philip Sung Design, Toronto, ON

July-August 2008
Rural Living: Desmond Juried Art Exhibition, University of Guelph, Ridgetown, ON     

June 2008
SpOtlight Festival: Celebrating the Arts, by Ontario Arts Council and Ministry of Culture, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener,
Stratford and Waterloo

2009- 2004
Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, Ontario                                                                     Juried exhibition

Sept 2006
Manifold Project, Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto Ontario

July- November 2006
Rainbow Galleries, Toronto, Ontario                                                                  Ontario Figurative Sculptors Exhibition

June 2006
Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Riverside Gallery, University of Waterloo, School of Architecture, Cambridge, Ontario
Selected as one six visual artists chosen for juried exhibition

October, 2003
Home and Style Studio Tour, Designers Walk, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario
Selected to exhibit as one of the best newly emerging Ontario student artists

May, 2003
Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario Student Exhibition

Volunteer work

2003- 2005
Arts and Soul Foundation, Cambridge, Ontario

Founding member/ secretary

2003 – 2010
An organization devoted to developing art workshops that bring together artist mentors to teach individuals with mental health issues as well as their supporters.
Arts and Soul Foundation, Cambridge, Ontario: Artist Mentor

Public Sculptures

Pending
Portrait of a Canadian Veteran
, Riverside Park, Cambridge, ON

2012
Continuous Portrait of Stephen Harper
, Glenhyrst Gallery, Brantford, ON

2006
Bert Frandsen,
WWII Veteran, City of Cambridge, Cambridge, ON

2004
Joe Martin
, Past President, Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario

2001
Captain Hal Wright
, WWII veteran, Royal Regiment Museum, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

1998
Primary Process
, Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work, Waterloo, ON

Commissions               1998 through present

Portrait Busts, Figurative Portraits, Thematic Figurative work

 

Memberships:

CARFAC – Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des Artistes Canadiens

SSC – Sculptor Society of Canada

Art Donations

Canadian Association for Aids Research (CAFAR),

Aids Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo (ACCKWA),

Ontario Association for Eating Disorders

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

 

Grants, Scholarships, Awards

 

2014 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund

2012 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Grant

2011 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund

2010 Arts and Cultural Recognition Award, Mayor’s Office, City of Cambridge

2010 MST Bronze Award, Sculptor’s Society of Canada

2010 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant

2010 Recipient of the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for contributions to

Cambridge Arts and Culture

2010 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund

2009 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Grant

2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund

2009 Blink Fund, Artsweek, Peterborough

2008 Nominated and Short listed for the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for contributions to

Cambridge Arts and Culture

2007 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund

2006 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund Grant

2003 Royal Winter Fair, Butter Sculpture Competition, 3rd Prize

1995 1996 Wilfrid Laurier Graduate Student Scholarship

1990 Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship

1989 York University Academic Grant, Faculty of Arts

 

Other

 

2012 Brantford Expositor, Bust of Stephen Harper Donated to Glenhyrst, by Christopher Smith, reporter

2012 Two homilies by Reverend Greg Jenkins based on artworks House and Madonnot: Failures in Virginity, Motherhood and Saintliness

2011 Narrative Transformations: A Series of Four Exhibitions,“Once Upon an I Con” by Marcia Lea M.F.A.

2010 Jane K. Hook: Embedded a critique by Ivan Jurakic M.F.A.

2010 “Pushing The Boundaries: When a Psychotherapist Becomes a Sculptor, Expect a Medium With a Message” by Julie-Marie Innes Grand Magazine Arts and Entertainment issue

2009 Cambridge Arts Festival: Cambridge, ON “How to Build a Bronze Sculpture”

2009 Inclusions of artworks in Academic lecture “Why This is Good Art” by David McClyment, author     and Professor of Visual Arts, Centennial College, Toronto at Toronto Art Expo

1998 Hook, J.K. “The Unconscious and the Image: A Theoretic Overview of the Interface between Art Therapy, Talk Therapy and Primary Process Phenomena”. The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal Vol. 12 (2), 42-52.

 

My very interesting work as a psychotherapist over the past many years has given me wonderful insights and a great love for the depths of the human experience as well as the remarkable resilience and potential we each have within us. My reverence for the subtleties of psychological experience informs and, I believe, enhances my sculpture practice.

Jane Hook Sculpture