Jane Trigère was many things: a costume and set designer, almost an architect, an art bookbinder, a calligrapher, a cobbler, an eyeglass frame designer, a reporter and editor, a museum director, a teacher, an embroiderer, a painter, a gallerista, and most recently a published author, but always — an artist.

After closing her Deerfield Arts Gallery, which hosted 11 wonderful exhibits between 2014-1016…and after hosting a huge auction to benefit 7 very local non-profit agencies… Jane had hoped to next work on two projects: Becoming/Eve and about the act of ironing. Her last major endeavor was completing a children’s book titled What’s a Grandparent?

Please enjoy this tribute to her art, her passion, and her accomplishments.
May her memory be for blessing.

Exhibitions & Awards

  • 2014 Deerfield Arts Bank, South Deerfield, MA, “Close to Home”
  • 2012 Jewish Community of Amherst, Hall Gallery, solo retrospective
  • 2010 Old Deerfield Painter’ Group Annual Show, Deerfield, MA
  • 2010-11 Hebrew Union College, New York, NY, “A Stitch in Jewish Time”
  • 2009-10 Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia PA,”Wimple! Wrapped Wishes”
  • 2007-08 Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, solo exhibit
  • 2007 The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute annual grant award for interdisciplinary research on gender and Jewish women
  • 2006 National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, “Sweet Shelter: Sukkah Art”

Formal Education
Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Jewish Art & Visual Culture, M.A.
Boston Architectural Center (2 years)
Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, Univ. of London
Boston University School of Fine Arts, Theatre Design, B.F.A.
Sarah Lawrence College (2 years)
Lycee Français de New York (high school)