Hello and welcome to my studio!
My obsession with “the face” began at an early age. Eight. I’d asked my mother, “Mommy, am I pretty?” After a long pause, she replied.
“Well,” she said, “You’re interesting looking.”
I’ve been exploring beauty and creating portraits ever since, and I’ve come to agree with Edgar Allan Poe; “There is no exquisite beauty...without some strangeness in the proportion.”
This past year, 2020, has added layers, quite literally, to the mix and to my work. To date, I have created well over 270 “Pandemic Portraits.”
Here, a sampling of the collages and some of my paintings from my pre-pandemic art days. The full series is on my Instagram page.
If you see something/want something, please note that museum quality prints are available in a variety of sizes. Email me for more information.
Thanks for the visit!
Sending much love and virtual hugs,
I sit…listen...wait. And in the quiet, the stillness, I “hear.” The imagination is captured. An expressive impulse surfaces. Creativity transpires.
Janny Taylor studied at Art Student's League in New York City; has shown both nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards.
Art Galleries to Museums:
Here, a list of the highlights, from art galleries to museums, where Janny's work has shown.
Picturing 2020 - University of Arizona Museum of Art - "Daphne's Mask"
saaca - South Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, Featured Artist, November 2020
Steinfeld Warehouse Art Center, Tucson, AZ
Represented by Retail, Cuchifritos, New York City, NY
Urban Earth Gallery, Corona Del Mar, California
La Superette, Deitch Projects, SoHo, NY and Participant Inc., Lower East Side, New York City, NY
Migraine Masterpieces, The John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL, Merit Award
Home & Garden, Studio Place Arts Gallery, Barre, Vermont
Manifestations II- Denise Bibro Fine Art, Chelsea, New York City, NY
Unforgettable- Berlin Kunstproject, Berlin (Kreuzberg), Germany
Glory Be!- Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio
Postcards from the Edge- Speronewestwater Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY
Mnemonic- LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
Autobiographies- Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL, Best In Show
Bridal Helmets- Concourse Gallery @ the Art Student’s League, New York, NY, Best In Show
FiberArt- Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL,
Small Works Show - 80 Washington East Galleries, Greenwich Village, New York, NY, Honorable Mention
Lake County Discovery Museum, Illinois
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York City , NY
National Catholic Museum – East Harlem, New York, NY
Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour, New York, NY
Crossing Eastern Parkway, Rongio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Gazpacho- Highland Cultural Center, Highland, NY
Faces/Phases, The Alternative Gallery Space, New York City, NY (Manhattan Borough Presidents Gallery)
The RoyGBiv Society, New York, NY
artHARLEM, H.O.A.S.T. (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour)