Jana was born on the 3rd of August 1979 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Brought up in a very art supportive family she was encouraged to draw and paint from a very young age. In Slovakia she studied Theatrical Costume Design & Production Studies, at the Academy of Arts & Crafts, Bratislava, Slovakia 1993 – 1997. Her interest however remained mainly in fine art and she decided to study further in the UK where she completed her BA Hon (1st Class) in Visual Art at North Glasgow College in June 2012. Immediately after her studies, she moved to Caithness where she took on a position of gallery co-ordinator at the St Fergus Gallery, Wick while working on her own artwork.
Jana has been showing work nationally and internationally for a number of years. Most recently in the VAS FLY exhibition in the National Galleries in Edinburgh, RSA Open 2016 in Edinburgh, Art Rooms with art dealers Ione and Mann in London, with the Society of Scottish Artists in Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis in The Cut of Your Jib exhibition. Her work is in private and corporate collections, including Stirling University and Austrian Investkredit Bank (part of Volksbank AG). In 2016 Jana was elected a Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists in Edinburgh following her participation in a number of successful exhibitions with the SSA.
Jana Emburey is a visual artist working across a wide range of media. Her body of work includes paintings, drawings, printmaking and sculpture. Jana’s work explores the concept of time perception, memory and inter-connectivity. She is preoccupied with our transient nature, our innate need to preserve memories, how those are influenced by our emotions and how our current and future state is shaped by our perception of the past.
Her work alternates between an esoteric exploration and an outside view, connecting past and present with the concept of oneness.
The Sweet Oblivion series she is currently concentrating on has its roots in the concept of human population growth. It is about the multiplication of microscopic cells, compared to the ever expanding growth of the human race. The titles of these works and the arrangements of the cells give a clue to the state or behaviour of humans on mass which she tries to emulate. These delicate, intricate and meditative drawings tend to imbue a sense of calm and serenity and it is important to her that viewers find their own meaning in her works.