Janice Tanner – Bio and Portfolio


  • 1977 M.A. Degree Studio Arts, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

  • 1971 B.S. Degree, Art Education, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota


  • 2012 Waseca Art Center, ‘Fly the River’, mixed media paintings, Waseca, MN

  • 2011 Carnegie Art Center, ‘Bird’s Eye View’, mixed media paintings, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 2011 Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University, Three Ways: Robert Finkler,
    James Tanner, Janice Tanner’, Mankato, MN

  • 2009 St. Olaf College, Flaten Art Museum, ‘The Unorthodox Work of James and Janice Tanner, Northfield, Minnesota

  • 2007 Rochester Community College, ‘Dancing on Center’, Rochester, Minnesota

  • 2007 Jaques Art Center, ‘OUTSIDE of Time:Scupltural Paintings’, Aitken, Minnesota

  • 1999 Waseca Art Center, Drawings, Waseca, Minnesota

  • 1998 Hamlin University, Giddens Learning Center, ‘Tanner/Tanner’, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1995 Bethany Lutheran College, Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 1994 Concordia College, Cyrus M. Running Gallery, ‘Tanner/Tanner’, Moorhead, Minnesota

  • 1989 University of MInnesota, Humanities Fine Arts Gallery, ‘Tanner/Tanner, Morris, Minnesota

  • 1988 Macalester College, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, ‘Tanner/Tanner’, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 1987 Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota

  • 1986 WARM, Invitational Space, Minneapolis

Invitational Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2012 Art Center of St. Peter, 2nd Annual Prairie Lakes/McKnight Artist Grantee
    Exhibition, St. Peter, MN

  • 2005 Carnegie Art Center, Carnegie Members Exhibit, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 2005 410 Project, Don Quixote:Artistic Vision, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 2004 Minnesota State Arts Board, FY2004 Artist Initiative Grant Recipients, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • 2002 Waseca Art Center, Small Art from Local Artists, Waseca, Minnesota

  • 2002 Rochester Art Center, 9/11, Rochester, Minnesota

  • 2000 Carnegie Art Center, Artists Reunion Show, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 2000 Minnesota State University, Conkling Gallery, MSU Faculty  Biennial, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 1998 Rochester Art Center, Sacred Spaces, Rochester, Minnesota

  • 1998 Minnesota State Arts Board, Border to Border: Works by Artists Across Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

  • 1997 Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Earth, Water, Air, Fire, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota : included int International Airport Project, Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Professional Activities (selected)

  • 2013 Juror, St. Olaf College, juried student exhibition, Northfield, MN

  • 2009 St. Olaf College, Flaten Art Museum, 3 Day Residency, Mixed Media Collaboration James and Janice Tanner, Northfield, Minnesota

  • 2003 Print Studio Residency, Littleton Studios, created 2 prints using vitreographic  process, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

  • 1999-00 Adjunct faculty position, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 1998 Participated in summer session, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

  • 1998 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Juror, Individual Artists Grants from McKnight Foundation, Mankato, Minnesota

  • 1997-99 Panel member, Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 1997 Travel Study tour of Greece, traveled across Peloponnesus to Athens

  • 1997 Waseca Art Center, judge for annual southern Minnesota High School Art Exhibit, Waseca, Minnesota


  • 2010 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, McKnight Fellowship Grant

  • 2004 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

  • 1996 Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant

  • 1995 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant from McKnight Foundation

  • 1993 Minnesota State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant

  • 1992 Region 9 Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant from McKnight Foundation