Eugene, Oregon based artist Jan Reaves received her MFA from the University of Oregon in 1983. She paints primarily large-scale works with an interest in gesture and the formal relationships of shapes and signs. Her work has been selected for the Oregon Biennial four times since 1985. Other exhibitions include Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA. She has won various awards including the Juror’s award for the 2001 Oregon Biennial at the the Portland Art Museum. She has taught art around the Northwest and the University of Oregon since 1988.