Growing up in the South instilled a love of nature that inspires my studio practice in jewelry, painting and printmaking. Having a strong interest in materials, I enjoy using non-traditional and unexpected materials to create pieces that make a statement and give a unique voice to the wearer. I celebrate textures, patterns and colors that create unusual surfaces to show the passage of time and a record of aging.  I believe in strong design combined with solid craftsmanship and my particular interests lie in creating statement jewelry that gives wearing pleasure to those who choose to step away from the crowd. My interest is grounded in sophisticated design that is well made and affordable to collect. I use a variety of materials that include  metals, plastics, laminates, natural and synthetic substances. My designs call attention to a person's sense of style and I guarantee customers will receive compliments. Trained in painting, drawing and metalsmithing, my background led to commercial jewelry design in the 1980's when I produced jewelry and accessories under the trade name of Jane Nodine Hardwear. As an avid traveller and former director of Study Abroad Italy at University of South Carolina Upstate, I often merge international influences into my work . While materials and components may repeat in my jewelry, the attention to handcrafted details yields unique one-of-a-kind pieces that will render years of wearing pleasure.

Jane Allen Nodine is University Gallery Director and Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of South Carolina Upstate where she served as head of the art program for over twenty years. Prior to joining the University she owned and operated Jane Nodine Hardwear, a full-service jewelry design and manufacturing company. Jane has worked in a variety of media throughout her career and she exhibits widely in the US and Europe. Recognized with numerous awards, Jane received an NEA/SECCA Southeastern Seven IV Fellowship from the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art and two South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowships. In 2012 she received the Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement by the Southeastern College Art Conference and in 2002 she was awarded a Belle W. Baruch Visiting Scholar Fellowship to Hobcaw Barony Plantation in Georgetown, S.C. Jane’s work is included in numerous collections including the Medical University of South Carolina, Equitable Life Assurance Society – NYC, Stadtsparkasse Bank – Germany, and multiple works in the South Carolina State Art Collection. Jane's career spans several decades and in 1999 she was selected by the South Carolina State Museum and the South Carolina Arts Commission as one of the One Hundred Most Significant Artists in South Carolina During the 20th Century.

Jane is well known for her contributions to teaching and in 2016 she received the Distinguished Art Advocate Award, Sponsored by the South Carolina Art Education Association (SCAEA). In 2011 Jane was awarded the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials for Andy Warhol; The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project. In 2008 Jane was recognized by the University of South Carolina Upstate with the Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Pursuits, and in 2004 the Award for Teaching Excellence from the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). In 1998 Jane created the USC Upstate Study Abroad program to Italy and led five trips and served as director through 2011.

Jane Allen Nodine
113 Rockwood Drive – Spartanburg, SC 29301

  • Twenty-five years experience as artist, production designer, university professor, curator, gallery director.
  • Well-versed in contemporary art with excellent presentation skills.
  • Work in various capacities with for-profits, non-profits, colleges and universities.
  • Budget management for gallery and art programming in excess of 50K.
  • Extensive experience in the following:

MFA and BFA, Paining & Drawing, Minor in Metal-smithing

Professional Experience
Assistant Chair– Fine Arts & Communication Studies, University of South Carolina Upstate 2013 – 2018
Coordinator/Head– Visual Arts, University of South Carolina Upstate 2003 – 2018
Director– University Galleries, University of South Carolina Upstate 1995 – 2018
Director– Internships, Art & Design, USC Upstate 1995 – 2018
Designer/Owner– Jane Nodine Hardware, Jewelry Design & Manufacturing Company 1980 – 1992

Notable Projects
Initiate/Facilitator– USC Upstate Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Collection 1996 – 2018
Initiate/Facilitator– Spearheaded and steered to operation, UPSTATE Gallery on Main 2014
Facilitator–STUDIO Practicum Project, In-house design firm, faculty led/student operated, USC Upstate 2014
Initiate/Facilitator– NASAD accreditation self-study and review process 2013-16
Producer/Designer– Exhibition Catalogue, Andy Warhol at USC Upstate2010
Initiate/Facilitator–2010 Andy Warhol joint exhibitions, Curtis R. Harley Gallery & Spartanburg Art Museum
Initiate/Facilitator– 2008 acquisition of over 150 original photographs and prints by Andy Warhol, gifted by the Andy Warhol Foundation, Photographic Legacy Project
Initiate/Facilitator– Spearheaded and steered to completion redesign, renovation and construction of USC Upstate Visual Arts Center, 7800 sq. ft., 6 offices, 5 lab-studios, active operation 2003
Initiate/Facilitator/Director– Developed USC Upstate Study Abroad Italy, Served 1998 – 2011
Initiate/Coordinator– Docent Training Program via Spartanburg County Museum of Art for 1996-97 Tri State Sculpture Exhibition
Initiate/Facilitator– 1996 Tri State Sculpture Annual Conference Exhibition, Monumental Outdoor Sculpture, USC Upstate Campus 1996-97
Board of Trustees– Outside-In Open Studio, Spartanburg County non-profit open studio project for adults with chronic mental illness 1997-2001
Board of Trustees– Facilities Management Group of Spartanburg Arts Center, formerly Spartanburg Arts Council 1994-1999

References available on request

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.