Jane Hughes is an Irish artist who lives and works in Helsinki. In her art practice she works with painting, drawing, installation and various collaborative projects.  She is fascinated by remnants of the past.

Hughes completed her BA in Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 2006. She earned her MA in Environmental Art at Aalto University, Helsinki in 2012 including, a one-year Erasmus scholarship at the MA, Art in Context, University of Arts (UDK), Berlin (2010–2011). She previously worked as co-curator at WerkStadt, Berlin, and founded Art Clinic an ongoing critical feedback sessions for professional artists in Berlin.

Her recent solo exhibitions include Transgressions (before & after), Woikka Contemporary, Kouvola (2022); I PUT A SPELL ON YOU at Galleria Ars Libera, Kuopio, (2021), The True Believer at Laikku in Tampere in Finland (2020). Recent two person and group exhibitions include; Toisella Rannalla, Galleria Vanha Kappalaisentalo, Porvoo (2021); Kevätsalonki, Kosminen, Helsinki (2021) and Someone Else’s Stories, a collaboration with Taru Kallio at Galleria Huuto in Helsinki (2020).

Her works are in public collections including the Finnish State Art Deposit Collection, Arts Council of Ostrobothnia, Finland, HUS (Helsinki University Hospital), Finland and National visual arts library, Dublin. Hughes was recently awarded a two year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation.






Jane Hughes, Grey Garden Studios, photo credit: Azar Saiyar