University of Waterloo
Chair in the History of Indigenous Art of North America
Jane Tingley is a recipient of the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture. She holds a BFA honours from the University of Manitoba and an MFA from Concordia University. She is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Media at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Fine Arts and the Stratford Campus. Her work combines traditional studio practice with new media tools – and spans responsive/interactive installation, performative robotics, and the creation of a gestural game. She has participated in exhibitions and festivals in the Americas, Asia, and Europe – including translife – International Triennial of Media Art at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, the Canadian Embassy and Gallerie Le Deco in Tokyo (JP), Festival Break 2.3 in Ljubljana (SL), Elektra Festival in Montréal(CA) and the Künstlerhause in Vienna (AT). Her current artistic trajectory is interdisciplinary in nature and explores the creation of spaces and experiences that push the boundaries between science and magic, interactivity and playfulness, and offer an experience to the viewer that is accessible both intellectually and technologically.