"Made In Taiwan" Project Exhibitions
"Made in Taiwan" Project was Jane's Fulbright Scholar award
residency project in Taiwan from January 2004-July 2005. For
more information on the "Made in Taiwan" Project click
project resulted in many exhibitions, and the "Made in Taiwan"
artwork continues to be exhibited in Taiwan and other countries. Some
of the works are in the permanent collections of the host institutions
in Taiwan. Jane also wrote a book "Made in Taiwan--an American Papermaking
Artist's Journey Around Taiwan" that tells about the project and
her research to make paper for her artworks from 135 different plants
of Taiwan. To order a copy of the book, contact Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingram Allen "Made in Taiwan" Exhibition, Council for Cultural
Affairs Gallery, Taipei,
June 23 - July 1, 2005
in Taiwan" Project was a one and a half year Fulbright research grant
project to explore hand papermaking in Taiwan. During this time
Jane created handmade paper artworks based on map images of Taiwan using
materials from Taiwan. She used 136 different plants of Taiwan to
make paper for her works and visited 13 different places in Taiwan as
an artist in residence. Here are some photos of the opening reception
and press conference held on June 23, 2005, for this exhibition funded
by the Council for Cultural Affairs.
Ingram Allen, "Made in Taiwan," Taiwan
National Crafts Center, Taipei, Taiwan
5 - September 5, 2005
exhibition was an extension of the Council for Cultural Affairs "Made
in Taiwan" Project exhibition that was held June 23 - June 30, 2005
in Taipei. Because the two galleries were so different Jane had an opportunity
to use some different pieces in each exhibition. It also made it
possible to display additional site maps that Jane created at various
Jane also taught
papermaking art classes at the Crafts Center beginning July 18..
opening for Jane's "Made in Taiwan" exhibition was at
the same time as the Bamboo exhibit at the Taiwan Crafts Center. There
was a news conference that was well attended. Dr. King, Director of the
Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, was a special guest. He had wanted
to come to the CCA opening but was out of town. Jane gave a Power Point
presentation about her time in the 13 different places that she visited
during her "Made in Taiwan" project. She also gave a demonstration
of paper making with bamboo leaves. Some adults and children then made
paper from the bamboo fiber that Jane had prepared earlier.
5 - 15, 2005, "Made in Taiwan" Project Exhibition, National
Taiwan University Agricultural Exhibition Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Reception and Press Conference: Friday, October 7, 2 PM
the Artist "The Prospect of Papermaking Art with Plants of Taiwan":
Friday, Oct. 7, 2:30 PM
Papermaking Activities at the Agricultural Hall: Friday, Oct. 7,
3-5 PM and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2-4 PM.
of Jane's work from the "Made in Taiwan" project at the NTU
Agricultural Hall contained selected "site maps" made during
the 18 month journey around Taiwan. The site specific installation
contained some Taiwan site maps, some Taipei site maps, and maps from
each of the 13 different areas where Jane lived and worked since coming
to Taiwan in January 2004. All of the works are made with handmade
paper using local plants and other materials collected in a specific time
exhibition at National Taiwan University was in conjunction with Jane's
October 2005 residency at the Nature
Trail Society of Taiwan. The mission of the Nature Trail Society
is environmental education and providing information, care and guided
tours of 14+ Nature Trails in Taipei and other parts of Taiwan.
During her residency at the Nature Trail Society Jane taught about papermaking
art with local plants for staff, volunteers and community residents and
created"site maps" of the NTU Nature Trail and the community.
Jane also did a collaborative community art installation with many handmade
paper leaves representing the many different trees found in the neighborhood
and the changing seasons. Jane continues to research plants that
can be used for papermaking and compiled a sample book of the plants used
during this residency. The residency at the Nature Trail Society
ended on Oct. 29 with a display of the works made and a reception at 2
PM, Oct. 29, at the Nature Trail Society headquarters, Lane 14, Xin Sheng
South Road, Taipei. For more information, contact Wei-Hwa Pan at
here for photos and more information about the residency at the Nature
Trail Society of Taiwan.
5 - February 2, 2006, "Made in Taiwan" Exhibition, Taichung
Cultural Affairs Bureau PowerSpace Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
exhibition of Jane's work from the "Made in Taiwan" project
at the Taichung Cultural Affairs Bureau contained 18 works Jane made during
her journeys around Taiwan. Works in the exhibition represented
the 14 different places where Jane worked during the project. It
was a site-specific installation in the gallery space. During this
exhibition Jane conducted public participation papermaking art activities
and created a Taichung Site Map for the city. The project was sponsored
by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and corporate sponsors. The presentation
of the Taichung Site Map was on Saturday, January 21 at 2:30 PM.
The Taichung Site Map was displayed in the gallery until the end of the
exhibition on February 2 and then installed at Taichung City Hall.
7 - 12, 2006, Book Promotion and "Made in Taiwan" Exhibition
at the Taipei International Book Fair, February 7 - 12, 2006
was invited by the Taipei Book Fair Foundation to have an exhibition of
her artwork and present her new book "Made in Taiwan - an American
Papermaking Artist's Journey Around Taiwan" at the Taipei International
Book Fair held at the World Trade Center in Taipei. The World Trade
Center is on Sinyi Road in Taipei near the Taipei 101 building.
Jane had an exhibition of some of the work she had made in Taiwan and
sold her book "Made in Taiwan" at the Fair. Jane's booth
was located in Building 1, and it was two adjoining spaces. Jane
was at the booth each day to promote the book. She also did some
demonstrations of papermaking with plants from Taiwan in the Book Fair
Activity Center on Thursday, Feb. 9, 3-4 PM and on Friday, Feb. 10, 4-5
17 - March 28, 2006, "Made in Taiwan" Exhibition, Botanical
Garden Gallery, National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan
exhibition was a site-specific Installation at the gallery in the Botanical
Garden's tropical greenhouse building. The exhibition contained selected
works from Jane's 18-month Fulbright grant project sponsored by the Taiwan
Council for Cultural Affairs. The exhibition featured nature and
plant-related "site maps" created with handmade paper from plants
of Taiwan and representing the 14 different areas of Taiwan where Jane
lived and worked during the "Made in Taiwan" project residency
from January 2004 - July 2005.
in Taiwan" PROJECT EXHIBITIONS in the USA
in Taiwan" Exhibitions in the USA.
is currently scheduling exhibitions of her work"Made in Taiwan"
for presentations at galleries and museums in the USA. The exhibition
will be available to travel to other institutions throughout 2007 -08.
Contact Jane by e mail at email@example.com
to schedule the exhibition or to get more information. Jane also organized
an exhibition of contemporary paper works by Taiwanese and Chinese artists.
here for more information.
in Taiwan - Jane Ingram Allen," Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street,
Lawrence, MA - Sept. 10 - Oct. 22, 2004
exhibition of Jane's artworks "Made in Taiwan - Taipei Site Maps"
was at the Essex Art Center,
Lawrence, MA, near Boston. The exhibition featured Jane's "Taipei
Site Maps" made during her Jan. - July 2004 Fulbright residency in
Taiwan. The works were suspended from the ceiling, and they are created
from handmade paper and other materials collected in Taiwan. Jane created
these works by drying her handmade paper on many Taipei street manhole
covers to get an impression in the paper of the many different decorative
patterns on the manhole covers of Taipei City. The map images are of many
different areas in and around Taipei where Jane has been living. The work
was installed by Essex Art Center, Special Project Curator, Cathy McLaurin,
according to Jane's instructions.
in Taiwan - Jane Ingram Allen," Laurel School, Shaker Heights, Ohio
- October 5-14, 2006
This exhibition was a site specific installation of some of Jane's "site
maps" from the Made in Taiwan project installed in the cafeteria,
library and hallways of the school. Jane was an artist in residence at
Laurel School as the 2006 Visiting Scholar and worked with students at
the Outdoor Campus to make paper from local plants and create new artworks
using local materials.
in Taiwan - Jane Ingram Allen," Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Conference
Exhibition, Chillicothe, Ohio - October 25-30. 2007
created a site specific installation with some of her "Made in Taiwan"
works for this groups exhibition of six artists doing large scale works
with handmade paper. The exhibition was held in a Chillicothe warehouse
and was part of the conference of the Friends of Dard Hunter, an American
papermaking art organization. Jane was also a speaker at the conference
and made a presentation about her work in Taiwan with papermaking plants.
in Taiwan Works by Jane Ingram Allen," Kyoto, Japan, International
House - Nov. 2005
presented an exhibition of her "Made in Taiwan" works at the
International House in Kyoto in conjunction with a group exhibition of
invited artists who were the speakers for the 2005 conference of the Japan
Paper Academy. Jane also made a presentation for the conference about
her recent work in Taiwan.
in Taiwan" Exhibition , Mino City, Japan- May 13 - 20, 2006
traveled to Mino City, Gifu prefecture, Japan, to attend the 10th Anniversary
celebration of the Mino Paper Art Village Project and present an exhibition
of her recent works, selections from the "Made in Taiwan" project.
Jane created a site specific installation of her "site maps"
made with paper from plants of Taiwan and representing her experience
of working as an artist in residence at 14 different places in Taiwan
since January 2004. Jane's installation was in a historical building
along the main street in Mino City which is famous for its Udatsu style
architecture. Jane's exhibition in Mino City, Japan, was part of
the activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mino Paper Art
Village Project, an international artist in residency program. Many
artists from around the world who have participated in the Project returned
to Mino for the reunion and celebration. Jane was an artist in residence
for 3 months in 1999 at the Mino Paper Art Village Project. During
the time Jane was in Japan, 5 other international artists from France,
Italy, Croatia, Paraguay and Japan also worked as artists in residence
there. Each year since the project began in 1996, Mino City has
hosted 6 international artists, and Jane received the residency grant
for the Mino Paper Art Village Project in 1999. During her time
in Mino, Jane made works with Mino paper and learned about Japanese papermaking
traditions and the culture of Japan. For more information about
Jane's 1999 residency in Mino City, click here.
April 5, 2007
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