Jane Schiffhauer is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the human condition by creating sculptures, prints, mixed-media work, and installations with a conceptual focus on memory, human biology, and interpersonal relationships.


For the past several years, Schiffhauer has explored the materiality of rope and fiber. She views these materials as metaphors for the pliable, random, and ever-mutable state of human existence while also honoring the historical role fibers have played in womens' work throughout time.  


Schiffhauer, originally from New York, has called Portland, Oregon home for more than twenty years where she also raised her two sons. She earned her Master of Fine Art Degree  in visual studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art after earning a dual Bachelor of Science Degree in communications and business from Syracuse University. She studied for a BFA in graphic design at Kent State University in Ohio with additional study in photography at Parsons in Paris, France. Her work has been shown locally and nationally and is held in numerous private collections. She has been awarded several artist residencies within the United States. Schiffhauer was also the founder and director of Rainmaker Artist Residency (2014-2017) in Portland, Oregon with the aim of assisting recent arts graduates with professional development support and low-cost studio space.

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, MFA

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, B.S. 

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, BFA Program in Graphic Design 

Parsons School of Design, Paris, France, Special Program in Photography



“Altered Bodies” Rainmaker Gallery, Portland, OR 2016

“Take Size of Me Only If I Can Take Size of You”  Worksound International, Portland 2015

“Body of Knots” Hamden Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT  2014

“Body of Knots” Littman White Gallery, Portland, OR 2012

“The Myth of Memory”  Place Gallery, Portland, OR 2011

“Entanglements” Gallery 5 at Milepost 5, Portland, OR, 2011

“Labyrinth” (Installation), Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR, 2011

White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR, 2004 

Buckley Center Gallery, University of Portland, Portland, OR, 1998 

Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, OR, 1998 

CameraWork Gallery, Portland, OR, 1997 



"Symmetry Breaking", The Art Gym, Marylhurst University. Portland, OR 2017

"The Fifth Wheel”, Linfield College Art Gallery. McMinnville, OR  2016

“Drawing Shades” Worksound Gallery, Portland, OR, 2011

"Contemplating Found", Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR 2011

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR, 2010 

"SØNiK}Fest FLUID//LUCID", Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY 2010 

"Global Studio China Exhibition", PNCA Gallery 214, Portland, OR, 2009 

Flying Cat Gallery, Annual Show: Contemporary Photography Portland, OR, 2009 

“Egocentric” Disjecta, Portland, OR, 2009 

“Feminine/Masculine”, with Zachary Rau, PNCA Central Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009 

“Art Enables” Invitational, Katayama Gallery, Portland, OR, 2007 

“Art Port Townsend” Port Townsend, WA, 2007 

 “Abstractions” The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2007 

"Photography At Oregon Invitational", J. Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR, 2006 

Visual Chronicle of Portland (purchase), RACC, 2005 

"Pacific Northwest Annual", University of Oregon, Eugene, OR  2004 

“a.k.a. photography”  Benham Gallery, Juror’s Award, Seattle, WA, 1999 

"Newport Biennial", Newport Visual Arts Center Newport, OR, 1999   

“Altered Visions”  Macri Gallery, Portland, OR, 1998