Jan earned her MFA in fibers at Colorado State University. She has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces for nearly twenty years. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Park Nicollet, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, among others. Her education also includes a BA in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York.
As the artist-owner of Moon-Lily Mobiles, Inc. since 1999, Jan has built a global reputation for her production line of silk leaf mobiles. Her site-specific installations, “Flowering Almond Tree Mobiles” and “Tree Mobiles in Four Seasons,” were both finalists in the 2013 Collaboration of Design + Art (CoDA) Award worldwide competition. Her textile artworks have earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in juried exhibitions. In 2018, she won Grand Prize in the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge in Denver for her innovative pairing of textile art and LED light.
Moon Lily Mobiles, Inc is dba Jan R Carson Fine Art as of April 2019.
Photo: © 2019, The Morgan Adams Foundation, Let the Light In Studio