Staff Profiles

Dr Janice Howard


Senior Lecturer in Fine Art

School of Arts

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: 01865 484963


Location: Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Campus

Janice is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art teaching students on the MFA and BA (Hons) Fine Art programmes and supervising PhD by practice (Fine Art) in the School of Arts. She is also Liaison Manager for the School of Arts collaborative Art and Design programmes.

Janice's practice based research spans video installation, sound, photography, performance, drawing and text. Her research contributes to a field of contemporary art which is informed by feminism and focusses on critical questioning with regard to representation. Her research draws on a wide range of disciplinary knowledge and engages in methods of autoethnography and film/video making to explore ways in which complex experiences of anxiety, fear, loss and illness might be communicated through practice-based methods. Her work has been shown internationally at the Whitworth Gallery Manchester, The Hepworth Gallery Yorkshire, Oriel Mostyn, The Serpentine Gallery London, Cambridge Darkrooms, Stills Gallery Edinburgh, Collar Works New York, Flood Gallery Fine Arts, North Carolina and Czong Institute of Contemporary Art South Korea, as well as at many international festivals.

Janice holds a PhD by Published Work from Oxford Brookes University. Her PhD thesis was entitled Occupying a space in-between: a video art research practice. She graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University in 1989 and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 1991. Her educational background in Fine Art spans study of the Early Renaissance and anatomy through to current art theories and practices. Her experience as a viewer, participant and maker of art has enabled her to build knowledge of non-mainstream practices which challenge contemporary audiences and offer new ways of communicating and thinking through art.