JP Morrison Lans works primarily with drawing mediums to create realistic yet altered figurative portraits. She is also an installation artist, who fiddles with imagery of houses, forts, and fantasy spaces to create playful realms.
Lans has been known for her vibrant figurative work since 2000 when, at the age of sixteen, she earned her first gallery exhibition from the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition. In the following years, she received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and also opened and co-curated the Grothaus+Pearl Gallery in the Kansas City Crossroads gallery district. After returning in 2008 to her hometown of Tulsa Oklahoma, Lans created her first installation piece “Mono-no-aware” for the 2011 Momentum exhibition with an honorarium from the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition. In 2012 Lans moved to Queensland, Australia to be with her soon to be husband Jonathan. While working abroad Lans’ piece “Mermaid” was selected for the permanent collection of the Bundaberg Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia. The couple returned to Tulsa in 2014 after Lans’ exhibition “Wundrian” was chosen for the Living Arts New Genre Festival. Lans gave birth to their son in January 2017 and has set a gentle goal of completion of her next body of work, based on the 22 cards of the Major Arcana of the Tarot by 2020