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Janny Taylor

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,

Janny

 

I sit…listen...wait. And in the quiet, the stillness, I “hear.”  The imagination is captured.  An expressive impulse surfaces.  Creativity transpires.

 
 

Bio

Art Galleries to Museums:

Here, a list of the highlights, from art galleries to museums, where Janny's work has shown.


  • National Collage Society Annual Juried Competition 2020

  • Picturing 2020 - University of Arizona Museum of Art - "Daphne's Mask"

  • Untitled Gallery, Art As Resilience, Resistance, Respite: "KiKi's Light Shines Through," "Future Warrior With a Message," "Lillian Is Thinking" featured. 

  • 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

Museums

  • 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

Curatorial Exhibits

  • 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)

Co-Founder

  • The RoyGBiv Society, New York, NY

  • artHARLEM, H.O.A.S.T. (Harlem Open Artist Studio Tour)

Author/Illustrator

 

Get in Touch

Steinfeld Warehouse Arts Center, 101 W 6 St., Tucson, AZ 85701

917-312-0005

 

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