Jane Hughes (b.1984, Dublin) lives and works in Helsinki and Perniö in Finland. She works with painting, drawing, and installation. Her currents interests include researching remnants of the past, personal and social histories, and the imprints of shifting landscapes and geology through the language of paint, pigment, and the process of painting.

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 Clinc an ongoing critical feedback sessions for professional artists in Berlin (2010-2013).

Her recent solo exhibitions include These fragments I have shored against my ruins, tm galleria, Helsinki (2023); 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 awarded a two year grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation in 2022.



Jane Hughes, Grey Garden Studios, 2023, photo credit: Azar Saiyar