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Jan Nagle

Jan Nagle

b. 1970
Born: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., U.S.

Jan Nagle is a Western New York-based multi-disciplinary artist and art educator who works primarily in photography, film/video, and installation. She was born in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz. In 1997, she moved to Buffalo, N.Y. to attend graduate school at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Nagle's work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, including two solo shows at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, and is part of several public and private collections, including Light Work (Syracuse, N.Y.) and the permanent collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center. She describes herself as "an accidental transplant, but proud and grateful to be part of the Western New York art community."

In an artist's statement, Nagle writes:

"My work is about place and how it informs identity. Each artwork revolves around my
conception of place at the time the piece is made and its ontological consequences. I prefer a
layered approach to meaning so that each piece can be understood at multiple access points.
My work not only depicts my personal and changing relationship with the notion of home, but
also reflects societal shifts in the conception of home in the wake of the recent profusion of
natural catastrophes, escalating environmental issues, and economic crises. My practice takes
many forms, with a vocabulary that includes photography, film/video, performance, installation,
and drawing/collage. Still, time-based, analog, and digital technologies all hold equal sway in my
art practice and influence its meaning. As an emerging artist and art educator at the turn of the
twenty-first century, I have come of age at the analog-digital crux, with one foot firmly in each
camp. Through a toggling of new and old technologies, I attempt to contextualize my personal
experiences within the technological flux of imaging, and find a home there." [1]

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[1] Jan Nagle, "Bio/Artist Statement," (Accessed 07/05/2013.)