25 November
If your tracking number does not work, you should go to the German site   then type your tracking number into the yellow form on the left and press the red button "Jetzt suchen".
more... »
26 October
Dear authors! We have had a connection to all the authors. All addresses and phone numbers have been validated. During the next week the customs procedures will be done. Please wait for news about the delivery of the artworks from the organizing committee.
more... »
18 April
The exposition of the international exhibition “IN FAMILY UNITY-UNITY OF THE WORLD” has two new photographic artworks from the countries that have not been represented in the exhibition until now: Brunei and Afghanistan.
more... »

Main » North America » Canada » Jane Hook

Jane Hook


B.A., M.S.W., R.S.W., A.O.C.A.D.

Hyper realism with special effects instructor M. DeWilde 2008

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario 1998- 2003
Fine Arts Major - sculpture * graduated with honours

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 1995- 1999
Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. - Social work- ABD status (all but dissertation)
Research focus- subjective microprocess experience within therapist/ client dyad
during psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Post Masters Intensive Psychotherapy Training Program with Prof Erv Zentner 1991- 1993

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario 1989- 1991
Master of Social Work *graduated with distinction

York University, Toronto, Ontario 1985- 1989
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology *graduated with distinction

York University/ Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario 1987- 1989
Rehabilitation Services Diploma * graduated with honours

Art Experience
Solo Exhibits

Embedded, an expose of contemporary sculpture,
sponsored by MCA & Cambridge Galleries, Old City Hall, Cambridge, ON June- July 2010

Mother Earth, Art Gallery, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON March – April 2010

Belonging, Harcourt United Church, Guelph, ON January 2009

Full Circle: Evolving Family Studies, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON Oct-Dec 2007

Group Exhibits

In Family Unity- Unity of the World
International Touring Exhibition – Russia and Europe
Sponsored by the Ekaterinburg Art Foundation September 2010- December 2013

12th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptor’s Exhibition,
Sculptors Society of Canada, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto, ON August – September 2010

Pride Strand Fine Arts, London Ontario July 2010 – August, 2010

BOOM: Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists,
The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON December 2009-January 2010

Venus of the Here and Now, Artsweek: Blink, Peterborough, ON September 2009

The Light of Your Evocative Glance: A Glimpse of Contemporary Portraiture,
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON July – Sept 2009

Family Reunion, Forest City Gallery, London, ON July 2009

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, Cambridge City Hall, Cambridge, Ontario June 2009

Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON March 2009

Design Hope Toronto, Philip Sung Design, Toronto, ON February 2009

Rural Living: Desmond Juried Art Exhibition, University of Guelph, Ridgetown,ON July-August 2008

SpOtlight Festival: Celebrating the Arts, by Ontario Arts Council and Ministry of Culture,
Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Stratford and Waterloo June 2008

Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, Ontario 2009- 2004
Juried exhibition

Manifold Project, Nuit Blanche, OCAD, Toronto Ontario Sept 2006

Rainbow Galleries, Toronto, Ontario July- November 2006
Ontario Figurative Sculptors Exhibition

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts, Riverside Gallery, University of Waterloo,
School of Architecture, Cambridge, Ontario
Selected as one six visual artists chosen for juried exhibition June 2006

Home and Style Studio Tour, Designers Walk, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario October, 2003
Selected to exhibit as one of the best newly emerging Ontario student artists

Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Ontario May, 2003
Student Exhibition

Volunteer work
Arts and Soul Foundation, Cambridge, Ontario 2003- 2005
Founding member/ secretary
An organization devoted to developing art workshops that bring together artist mentors
to teach individuals with mental health issues as well as their supporters.

Arts and Soul Foundation, Cambridge, Ontario: Artist Mentor 2003 -present

Public Sculptures
Portrait of a Canadian Veteran, Riverside Park, Cambridge, ON pending 2010
Bert Frandsen, WWII Veteran, City of Cambridge, Cambridge, ON 2006
Joe Martin, Past President, Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ontario 2004
Captain Hal Wright, WWII veteran, Royal Regiment Museum, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario 2001
Primary Process, Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work, Waterloo, ON 1998

Commissions 1998 through present
Portrait Busts, Figurative Portraits, Thematic Figurative work

Art Donations
Canadian Association for Aids Research (CAFAR),
Aids Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo (ACCKWA),
Ontario Association for Eating Disorders
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Grants, Scholarships, Awards
2010 Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artist Grant
2010 Nominated for the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for contributions to
Cambridge Arts and Culture
2010 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund
2009 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund
2009 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund
2009 Blink Fund, Artsweek, Peterborough
2008 Nominated and Short listed for the Bernice Adams Memorial Award for contributions to
Cambridge Arts and Culture
2007 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Fund
2006 Waterloo Regional Arts Fund
1995 1996 Wilfrid Laurier Graduate Student Scholarship
1990 Ontario Graduate Student Scholarship
1989 York University Academic Grant, Faculty of Arts


2010 “Pushing The Boundaries: When a Psychotherapist Becomes a Sculptor, Expect a Medium With a Message” by Julie-Marie Innes Grand Magazine Arts and Entertainment issue

2009 Cambridge Arts Festival: Cambridge, ON “How to Build a Bronze Sculpture”

2009 Inclusions of artworks in Academic lecture “Why This is Good Art” by David McClyment, author and Professor of Visual Arts, Centennial College, Toronto at Toronto Art Expo

1998 Hook, J.K. “The Unconscious and the Image: A Theoretic Overview of the Interface between Art Therapy, Talk Therapy and Primary Process Phenomena”. The Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal Vol. 12 (2), 42-52.

My very interesting work as a psychotherapist over the past many years has given me wonderful insights and a great love for the depths of the human experience as well as the remarkable resilience and potential we each have within us. My reverence for the subtleties of psychological experience informs and, I believe, enhances my sculpture practice.