Resume/CV of Jane Rainwater


JANE RAINWATER  •  Artist  •  Designer  •  Educator

165 Wheeling Road, Andover, CT 06232 • (860) 742-9938

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2007: M. F. A. Art Institute of Boston, Boston MA

1975: B.F.A. in printmaking, Hartford Art School

1980: Study with Milton Glaser, School of Visual Arts, NYC

1997: Study with Nancy Aronie, Chilmark Writing Workshops, 1997 to present

2004: Study with Patricia Miranda, Castle Hill Arts Center, illuminated manuscript painting.

Employment: Rainwater Design

For over 25 years, I have been the owner of Rainwater Design, a full service design studio. Rainwater Design

has provided creative solutions to complex communication issues for Corporate, Non- Profit and Small Business clients.

Solo Exhibitions

2007: "The Gold Show," Conrad Mallett Gallery, Hartford, CT, Installation, curated by Pedro Valentine

1986: "Odd Lots," Photoworks Gallery, Hartford, CT, Digital Collage

Juried Group Exhibitions

2010: Flower (RE) POwer, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

2010: Botanical Dreams & Nightmares, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

2009: Flat File Artist, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2009: Refurbished Means, Artspace, New Haven, CT

2009: 49th Annual Juried Show, Gallery on the Green, curated by Andrea Miller-Keller. Award winner

2009: Radius 11, Radius Artists, Aldrich Museum & Ridgefield Guild of Artists

2008: My Yard Our Message, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN


2008:Pretty Things,” Artspace, New Haven, CT, curated by Joy Pepe

2008: Building Consensus, Akus Gallery, Eastern CT State University

2008: 18” X 18”, Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT

2008:“Deliciously Disposable Earth,” Three Rivers 937 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, curated by Carolyn Loyola-Garcia

2007: "Contemporary Perspectives," ALL Gallery, New Haven, CT, curated by Howard Al-Yasin

2007: "Golden Pawnshop", Porter Square Gallery, Cambridge, MA (Catalogue), Installation

2007: "Interleaving," (text in art) ALL Gallery, New Haven, CT, Sculpture, curated by Howard Al-Yasin

2007: "Faculty Show," Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, Manchester, Sculpture, curated by Susan Classen Sullivan

2007: "WORD-ART III," (collaborations with poets.) Canton Gallery on the Green,Canton, CT, Digital collage,

    curated by Kent Mcoy

2007: "Island Reflections," Gallery 11, Hartford, CT, Drawings and prints, curated by Jim Brunelle

2006: "Modern Day Slavery Show," Godine Family Gallery, Boston, MA, Mixed media.

    curated by Kassandra Derby

2006: "Golden Opportunity," Ethical Metalsmiths, online ( and screened in Chicago & London, Mixed media. curated by Susan Kingsley

2006: "Hartford 21," Hartford, CT, Digital collage, curated by Moira Fain

2006: "Alumni Show," Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, Mixed media

2006: "Group Auction Show," Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, Mixed media

2005: "Chris Horton Tribute Show," Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, Illuminated manuscript painting

2005: "WORD ART II, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT, Mixed Media, curated by Kent McCoy

2004: "Tenth Anniversary Show," Pearl Street Gallery, Hartford, CT Digital collage, curated by Janice LaMotta

2003: "Island Journeys," Seven Knots Gallery, Islesboro, ME, Drawings and prints, curated by Paula MacNamara

2002: "Faculty Show," Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, Digital collage, curated by Susan Classen Sullivan

1998: "Jane Rainwater," The Promenade Gallery at The Bushnell, Hartford, CT, digital Collage,

    curated by Janice LaMotta

1997: "Digital Artists Group Show," Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT, Digital collage,

    curated by Edward Hogan

1997: "Open Juried Exhibition Show," Artworks Gallery, Prizewinner, Digital collage.


2007-present: Adjunct Professor, Eastern Connecticut University, Digital Arts, Illustrator and InDesign

2004-present: Adjunct Professor, Manchester Community College, Two-dimensional Design

2008-2009: Full time Lecturer in Graphic Design (Sabbatical Replacement)

2003-present: Adjunct Professor, Great Path Academy Magnet School

2002: Visiting Lecturer (full time), Hartford Art School, Foundations, Typography I & II

2001: Adjunct Professor, Hartford Art School, Foundations

2001-2002: Adjunct Professor, Manchester Community College,Graphic Design I, II & III.

1998: Co-founder of JAM (Junior Art Makers), a youth entrepreneurial art company. (See last page of resume.)

1986: Adjunct Professor,The University of Connecticut, Advertising Design

Ongoing: Sponsor of Student Interns from Manchester Community College,The Hartford Art School

Guest Lecturer

Manchester Community College, Greater Hartford Arts, Council, Hartford Art School, Purnell School, International, Association of Business Communicators, CT Art Director’s Club, CT Creative Club.

Contributor & Author

Designer of The Chapel at Trinity College, by Peter Grant, published 2007.

Illustrator of Your Brain at Work, by Dr. Geil Browning. Illustrator, Harper Collins, NY, 2006

Illustrator and poet: Vineyard Poets, July 2003, Contributor, West Meadow Press, MA, 2000

Book Design and illustrator of The Deepest Breath by Steven Straight, poetry anthology, 1998

Contributor: Best in Invitation Design,Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Opening Invitation,

    Northlight,Publications, 1996

Contributor: Best Restaurant Graphics, Logo and menu design Max Restaurant Group, Northlight,

    Publications, 1996

Contributor: Dynamic Computer Design, edited by Jake Widman, Rainwater Design party invitation,

    Northlight Publications, 1996

Contributor: Connecticut Artists Diary, “Dream Play” illustration/sculpture.


2008: “Painted Over, Reflections on a desperate art.” By Stephen Vincent Kobasa

June 05, 2008, The New Haven Advocate.

2008:“Pretty, but not vacant at Artspace”, by Hank Hoffman, CT Art Scene Blog

2008:Pretty Things, Catalog, Essay by Joy Pepe, ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

2008:“‘Disposable Earth’ exhibit an eye-opening effort.” By Kurt Shaw.

February 5, 2008, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

2008:Deliciously Disposable Earth, Pittsburgh, PA, Catalog,

Essay by Carolina Loyola-Garcia

2007:M.F.A. Thesis Show, Catalogue, 2007, Art Institute of Boston

2006:OXFAM/EARTHWORKS, Annual Report

1998:Patricia Rosoff, Review of Odd Lots, The Hartford Advocate

1998: Publish Magazine, “San Diego Zoo Makeover”


Coordinating Council for Foundations, Former Board Member, Communications Chair

Wadsworth Atheneum, Board of Electors

Leadership Greater Hartford, Former Board Member, Community Award, Chair

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Member, Board of Governors

Mayor Mike’s Companies for Kids, Contributor & Youth Job Sponsor

South Green Neighborhood Association, Community Activist

Manchester Community College, Advisory Committee

The Hartford Art School, Corporator


2008: Performer, “Goldie Pawn” the proprietress of the “Golden Pawn Shop.”

2006: Performer, WHOOSH! at The Wadsworth Atheneum’s Aetna Theatre

1989: Company One Theater, Pinter’s Revue Sketches, by Harold Pinter, directed by Stephen Rust

1989: Company One Theater, Radio Playing live simulcast on WWUH, foley artist, directed by Juanita Rockwell