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Jane Brucker - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jane Brucker

Professor of Studio Arts, College of Communication and Fine Arts | Loyola Marymount University


Professor of Studio Arts


Jane Brucker uses sculptural objects and performance to engage the viewer through movement, sound, and ritual activity. In works that exhibit a strong tactile sensibility, she is able to simultaneously explore the visceral and the spiritual. Combining found objects and heirlooms with wood, glass, metal, textiles and traditional drawing materials, she creates artifacts that examine memory, fragility, and death. Her work has been exhibited at venues throughout the United States and internationally, in Nepal, France, Germany, Scotland, Japan and the Czech Republic. She earned an MFA from Claremont Graduate University, an MA in Religion and the Arts from the Claremont School of Theology and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where she studied with Agnes Martin. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and regularly incorporates this awareness practice into her courses. She has taught at LMU since 1993.

Education (4)

The School of Theology at Claremont: M.A., Religion & the Arts 1991

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture: Fellowship Recipient 1987

Claremont Graduate School: M.F.A., Painting & Performance Art 1985

San Diego State University: B.A., Drawing 1982

Areas of Expertise (5)


Installation Artist




Industry Expertise (2)


Fine Art

Accomplishments (4)

Artist in Residence (professional)


Artist in Residence at Northern Illinois University

Artist in Residence (professional)


Artist in Residence at Schloss Plueschow in Mecklenburgisches Kunstlerhaus, Germany.

Artist in Residence (professional)


Artist in Residence at The Educational Alliance in New York.

Granville and McCormick Endowed Fund Award (professional)


Awarded the Granville and McCormick Endowed Fund Award from the Claremont School of Theology.

Affiliations (1)

  • Educational Alliance in New York

Media Appearances (3)

Remnants of the Real: Art 100: LMU Faculty Artists

Loyola Marymount University  online


Remnants of the Real: Art 100: LMU Faculty Artists was Curated by Claudia Bohn-Spector.

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Jane Brucker

ArtScene  online


Haus is a residential property used as a gallery, and therefore it is a gallery where certain kinds of installations have a special resonance. It is here that Jane Brucker has placed a collection of objects that vibrate with hints of past lives.

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Considering Eden

Loyola Marymount University  online


The biblical description of Eden locates the garden as the intersection of four rivers: the Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel (Tigris), and Euphrates.

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Courses (1)

Courses Taught at LMU

FYS 1000: Contemplative Practice, ART 153 Drawing I, ART 154 Drawing II, ART 300 Drawing Workshop, ART 310 Drawing Workshop, ART 333 Visualizing Literature, ART 447, Art in LAART 453 Drawing III, ART 495 Advanced Studio Studies