About the Book
Painted images and drawings of the human carnival fill the pages of this book with color and zest. Wurm looks to the entertainments and compulsions of society for an inspired take on contemporary culture.
Jan Wurm divides her time between Berkeley and L.A., her hand between drawing and painting, and her reading between fiction and nonfiction. Wurm has taught for University of California Berkeley Extension and has lectured extensively as a guest artist. Wurm organizes and facilitates a Guest Artist Lecture Series for the Berkeley Art Center and is actively engaged in expanding the community forum for contemporary art dialogue. Through paintings, drawings, and artists books, Wurm examines daily life and close encounters to reveal aspects of contemporary culture which inform our relationships. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Achenbach Graphic Arts Foundation, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the Archive Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen in Berlin, and the Universität für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.