Biography and Contact Information

Janna Ireland was born in Philadelphia in 1985.
She lives in the Greater Los Angeles area with her husband, sons, cat, and dog.
Her name rhymes with "Donna," not "Hannah."

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Curriculum Vitae


2013     MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Art

2007     BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging

Solo Exhibitions

2018     "Open Studio,” Arlene Schnitzer Gallery, Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA

2017     "There is Only One Paul R. Williams," WUHO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014     "The Spotless Mirror," Tyler Wood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013     "The Spotless Mirror," Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Two-Person Exhibition

2015     "-ism," Butetown History and Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018     "Faculty Exhibition,” Boone Gallery, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

2017     "Clickbait," The Front, New Orleans, LA

            "Black," Beacon Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

            "Blue Library Volume 2: Conversations," 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2016    "Blue Library Volume 2: Conversations," Antenna Works, New Orleans, LA

           "Without Design or Sketch: The Story of The Room," LAUNCH LA, Los Angeles, CA

           "If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?" Trenton Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2015    "On Being Black," Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA

           "Select 2015," Artisphere, Arlington, VA

2014    "If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can’t We Go Somewhere There?" Vivid Solutions, Washington, DC

2013    "The Photographic Self," Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

           "Face of California," Santa Paula Art Museum, Santa Paula, CA

           "MFA Show Three," UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          "Myths," Santa Monica Art Studios, Santa Monica, CA

2012   "MFA 2013 Exhibition," UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

          "GLAMFA (Greater Los Angeles Masters of Fine Art)," Cal State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

          "BOOM," Pacific Design Center/d.e.n. contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

          "My Place Like Home," Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA

          "Hard 8," Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2008  "The Lack of Desire," Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

2007  "Access," Harriet's Alter Ego, Brooklyn, NY

          "Transformations: Photography and Imaging @ 25," Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

          "BFA Exhibition 2007," Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

          "Show 3," Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, NY

2005 "Flash Forward," Magenta Foundation, Lennox Contemporary, Toronto, ON

          "Flash Forward," Magenta Foundation, Redux Gallery, New York, NY

          "Common Grounds," Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, New York, NY


Los Angeles Times, October 2018

Aperture #232, Fall 2018

Art Papers, Spring 2018

Vice, December 2016


2014   LOOKbetween Festival participant, Charlottesville, VA

          New York Times Portfolio Review participant, New York, NY

2013  Snider Prize, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011   Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, NY

          Look3 Festival of the Photograph Student Scholarship, Charlottesville, VA

2002 Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, Erie, PA