Jane Irish received an MFA from Queens College, City University of New York, and creates work in both painting and ceramics. She has exhibited extensively on the east coast, particularly in New York and Philadelphia, with her work traveling to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, for the exhibition Dirt on Delight, Impulses that Form Clay from the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Irish’s work has been written about extensively and she has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, receiving a National Endowment for the Arts painting fellowship and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her work can be found in the Museum of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden amongst other public collections. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, where she works for the University of Pennsylvania.