Jane Irish has created an expansive career that has included ambitious projects and collaborations with others. She has used her great talents as a painter and inclusive visionary to take on big subjects and has brought everyone along for the ride. Her most famous and ongoing project being exposing the fraud and consequences of the Viet Nam War. To this end she has given voice to veterans and other committed activists in curating extensive ground breaking exhibitions.
In her own practice she interacts with history, place and politics and social norms to comment on the state of our human drama. She is both a painter, ceramicist and a would-be theatrical stage designer. She transforms spaces into large environments, and she invites us into her world of wonder. Along with all of that, her paintings by themselves, are astoundingly beautiful and engaging.