Featured Artist Member

Featured Artist Member honors the artist members of Berkeley Art Center, highlighting the breadth and variety of mediums, processes and concepts engaged by our community. Only artists whose memberships are current will be considered. To become a member, please sign up HERE. To fill out our Artist Member Informational Survey , click HERE.

Featured Artist January 2018

Jan Wurm

Jan Wurm is an artist, educator, and curator engaged in expanding the community forum for contemporary art dialogue. Wurm taught for UC Berkeley Extension, the ASUC Art Studio, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She served 8 years on the Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors and mentored UC Regents Scholars. She served on the Steering Committee of the Cal Art Alumni Group organizing and moderating six annual symposia. She has lectured extensively as a guest artist and taught in the Sommerakademie in Neumarkt, Austria. Wurm organized and facilitated a Guest Artist Lecture Series for the Berkeley Art Center for 5 years. 

As Director of Exhibitions and Curator of Art at the Richmond Art Center Wurm's projects included Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in BerkeleyMildred Howard: Spirit & MatterDavid Park: Personal PerspectivesThe Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of HumanismMapping the Uncharted , and the recent Joan Brown: In Living Color. Her writings on art and society have been published by Routledge in WS, Women’s Studies Journal of Claremont Graduate University. She has juried and judged exhibitions as well as an artist residency for the National Park Service. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C., the Archive Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen in Berlin, and the  Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna. 

The upcoming exhibition, Games People Play: The Art of Jan Wurm opens in Berkeley at SHOH on February 7th.

Artist Statement

See video: 

Long Summer, no. 2 

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Long Summer, no. 7

Waterworks, 2017 

  Long Summer,  no. 24

Long Summer, no. 24

For a list of previously featured Member Artists, click the link for the Index of Featured Artists.