Jan earned her M.F.A. in fibers at Colorado State University. Since 2005, she has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of notable clients including Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Park Nicollet, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital.

As the artist-owner of Moon-Lily Mobiles, Inc. since 1999, Jan built a reputation for her production line of silk leaf mobiles both nationally and globally. In 2013, her site-specific installations, “Flowering Almond Tree Mobiles” and “Tree Mobiles in Four Seasons,” were both finalists in the Collaboration of Design + Art (CoDA) Award worldwide competition. In 2012, Jan began creating textile wall art. Her works have earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado juried exhibitions. Most recently, she has earned recognition through the 2018 Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge for her innovative pairing of textile art and LED lights.

Born in Oklahoma, Jan now lives in northern Colorado. Her education includes a B.A. in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York. In June 2016, she joined Artworks Loveland, a collective work and gallery space for professional artists.

Read about Jan’s textiles in her artist statement.

 

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“It is rare that something you order online is as beautiful in real life as it looks in the pictures. Jan’s work is gorgeous, the mobile was blessedly simple to set up, and it spins beautifully. She is a true craftswoman and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

“From the interactions with Jan beforehand to the lovely packaging to the tree planting ethic to the actual mobile itself, everything was beyond professional. A terrific work of art from someone who so obviously possesses a talented, artistic eye…Thank you!”

“Mobiles are beautiful, museum quality artwork. The engineering is exquisite and the packaging/box they arrive in is also a marvel of engineering.”

“Fabulous! I love having this in my living room. It’s so lovely and gentle. It makes me smile every time I look at it.”

 

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Fine Craft Invitational, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado, 2016.