Jan Swinburne is a Canadian artist whose interdisciplinary practice uses traditional and digital media. Swinburne approaches all media from a painter’s sensibility with a focus on visual code systems and complexity as an aesthetic framework. Some works evolve into larger site-sensitive installations and projects. An experimental approach to art is central to her practice.
Swinburne's digital work is oriented to meta-exposure and image and sound de/re/generation in the form of music/video-painting. Apart from creating original soundtracks, there have been several collaborations with musician/composers: Ryan Campos, Philippe Gerber (JOHN 3:16), Oscar Finch (Venn Diagram) and Marco Fierro (Burstbot). Jan Swinburne's videos have been screened in Brooklyn/New York City (Experi-MENTAL Festival 6), New Jersey (Filmideo/Index Art Centre), Washington DC (Auditory Learning Experience) and Toronto. Swinburne's music has been featured in The Wire Magazine's Below The Radar :::From A to U::: Alrealon Musique compilation CD and more recently Bad Alchemy Magazine “Trace Elements”, an Alrealon Musique Exclusive Compilation. In 2015 she signed with Alrealon Musique with her video remix project/EP Consensual Enigmas.
Jan Swinburne's work has been exhibited locally and select works have been exhibited internationally. Her work resides in various public and private collections.