Janne Reuss was born and raised in Mexico City, and after traveling and living in different countries, she decided to settle down for good in Toronto. Her multicultural and immigrant background, have had a profound impact on her personal life and artistic work. Her art education in Germany was mainly conceptual but her cultural heritage and upbringing in Mexico marked her with an almost opposite sensibility; both influences merge and are visible in her work. The red threat throughout her work is her ongoing interest in the human nature and how memories and experiences are imprinted deep inside of us.

She studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Art & Design in Stuttgart, Germany, and History of Art in Mexico. Her work is held in private as well as public collections, amongst them: The Donovan Art Collection at St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Canada (2013), and the Municipal Gallery Ostfildern, Germany (2008).