Jane Margarette is a Los Angeles based artist working in ceramics and installation. The various animals and insects in her work, adorned with chains and lures, disguise themselves as mechanical locks that tempt viewers to touch and manipulate the ‘functional’ mechanisms. By examining the lock as a symbol of strength, protection, sensuality, and captivity, Margarette’s works utilize dynamic scale to articulate a dichotomy between the delicate and strong, the logical and fantastical, the open and closed.
Jane Margarette (b. 1985, San Diego, CA) received her MFA in Ceramics from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA in 2020 and her BFA from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA in 2016. She has exhibited work in group and solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ; Moscowitz Bayse, Los Angeles, CA; and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA. The artist has taught as a Professor of Ceramics at Cal State University, Bakersfield, CA and Cal State University, Long Beach, CA. Margarette lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.