Dr ​Janice McNab


Dr. Janice McNab (she/ her) joined the MA Artistic Research in 2015, as head of dept. She supervises all aspects of student study and is responsible for the continually updating programme.

Janice is a Scottish born painter who now lives in the Netherlands. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1997 and moved to Amsterdam in 2000, on a Scottish Arts Council residency. Janice has taught in art schools since completing her MFA, and immediately prior to this appointment was a thesis supervisor at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. She was also an editor for If I Can’t Dance Publications, and remains a frequent guest artist, most recently a Paul Brach Visiting Artist to Cal Arts, Los Angeles (2021-22) and to Die Universität Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (2022). Janice was a 2022-23 Fellow of the WISC, The Women’s International Study Centre in Santa Fe.

Janice’s artistic research binds the feminist drive within her painting to art historical critique. Her PhD from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at Amsterdam University focussed on women’s haunting relation to art history and her post-doctoral work explored how patterned textiles can be holders of feminist and ecological kinship and legacy. Her writing is included in Forms of Life: Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian, Tate Publications (2023) and Alice Neel, The Subject and Me, University of Edinburgh (2016) a.o. Her painting has been exhibited at Tramway, Glasgow; The Essl Collection, Vienna; The Prague Biennial; Mois de la Photo, Montreal; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; De Vleeshal, Middelburg; BAK, Utrecht; Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund and Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel a.o.

She is represented by Galeria Fermay, Palma de Mallorca.