Jan earned her M.F.A. in fibers at Colorado State University. Since 2005, she has been designing and fabricating commissioned, site-specific artworks for corporations and public spaces. Her aerial sculptures and textile artworks are in the collections of notable clients including Kaiser Permanente, Centura Health, Park Nicollet, and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital.

As the artist-owner of Moon-Lily Mobiles, Inc. since 1999, Jan has built a reputation for her production line of silk leaf mobiles both nationally and globally. In 2013, her site-specific installations, “Flowering Almond Tree Mobiles” and “Tree Mobiles in Four Seasons,” were both finalists in the Collaboration of Design + Art (CoDA) Award worldwide competition. In 2012, Jan began creating textile wall art. Her works have earned Creative Innovation and Best of Show awards in Fort Collins and Denver, Colorado juried exhibitions.

Born in Oklahoma, Jan now lives in northern Colorado. Her education includes a B.A. in Art and Bachelor of University Studies from Oklahoma State University, and a student printmaking internship with Universal Limited Art Editions in New York. In June 2016, she joined Artworks Loveland, a collective work and gallery space for professional artists.

Read about Jan’s textiles in her artist statement.

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Fine Craft Invitational, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado, 2016.