Jane-Allen McKinney has divided her time between commissions for permanent monumental artworks and teaching anatomy, drawing, basic design and other courses at the college level for 35 years. Her works include the 46-foot outdoor sculpture Olympic Plaza; the 20-foot Aquatic Mobile at the Tennessee Aquarium’s Visitor’s Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chairs of Excellence, a 25-foot installation; the 25-foot Administration Mobile; the Jesus and Lamb painting; and the 7.5-foot Jesus sculpture, which has been exhibited throughout Tennessee.
Additional artworks are in the collections of Barbara Mandrell, Oprah Winfrey, Olympian Wilma Rudolph, the Gene Autry Museum, and the mother of Vice President Al Gore, with a two-year loan of art to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. McKinney has had two solo exhibitions at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art and additional solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. McKinney’s additional honors include Teacher of the Year, numerous cash awards, and the International Artist of the Year from the Cambridge International Center in England.