Janice Hathaway

Surrealist Collage


Janice Hathaway’s work is meant to encourage reflection about the relationship between nature and culture, handwork and technology while being strongly influenced by coincidence, humor, feelings and desire. This work sustains the artist’s long-term interest in creating prints of imaginary situations seeking the living moment. 


Janice uses original photographs of natural subjects that are combined digitally to create layered multi-image collage. All works are hand worked to add additional richness and texture and sustains her long-term interest in creating two-dimensional, sculptural collage and motion graphics.


Janice began working as a surrealist in 1973 when she became a founding member of the Alabama surrealist group, Glass Veal, and still continues to publish and exhibit internationally as part of the international surrealist movement. Her many exhibitions include Otherwise: Fantastic Art, The Museums of the Province of Upper Austria; Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria; Dunganon at Large, Galleri 11:0, Orkelljunga, Sweden; Breaking New Ground, Explorations in Digital Printmaking, Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii; Artists of Hawaii, The Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii; Surrealism in 2012, Toward the World of the Fifth Sun, GoggleWorks, Reading, Pennsylvania; Biennial 2010, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia and numerous exhibitions at the Academy Art Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and the Charles Taylor Art Center in Hampton, Virginia. Janice’s work has been published in international publications including Surrealism, an anthology by Arturo Schwarz, Italy; Surrealist Subversions, Rants Writings and Images by the Surrealist Movement in the United States, edited by Ron Sakolsky, US; Revolution in the Service of the Marvelous, by Franklin Rosemont, US; Surrealist Women, An International Anthology, edited by Penelope Rosemont, US and the cover of the Oystercatcher by Ron Sakolsky, Canada.


Janice Hathaway is an artist, educator and designer. She is a Professor of Computer Arts at Thomas Nelson Community College. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2008, she lived in Hawaii for twenty years and taught at Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. Janice has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Photography, from the University of Alabama.