Solo Exhibit - Janine Schmitt
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With my art, I attempt to approach each painting with a childlike openness.
The paintings begin in a very structured format, using grids, drawings, pre-cut shapes. Each subsequent layer starts by adding and subtracting new shapes. The canvas starts to tell me where to go... with vigorous brush strokes, using spatulas, paint tubes, tape etc., the forms take a life of their own. Each color looks for its complement and appropriate value, all the components trying to create a balance between the mind's desire for structure and the soul's quest to push the limits. It is my hope that when people view my work, they do not only experience the composition and color, but above all have a feeling of discovery and wonderment.
EDUCATION Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York Art Students League, studied with Daniel Green for two years.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2013 group show curated by Robert Collins and Catherine Carter,” small works” at the Danforth Museums’ school gallery 2013 Juried Art Exhibition “Abstract show at Post Road Art Center, Marlboro Ma.(First Prize) 2011 Solo exhibition at the Danforth Museum of Art , The Round gallery, “The Portrait of the mind”, Framingham, Ma. 2011 “Juried Art Exhibit (Katarine French Curator for the Danforth Museum of Art) at Fountain Street Gallery, Framingham, Ma. 2010 Solo Exhibit at Westboro Gallery (Annex Tatnuck) “The Mind’s geometry”, Ma. 2010 Juried Art show (Robert Collins, Professor at The Museum of fine Arts, Boston,Ma.)First Place award for the work titled “Windows”, Post Road Art Center, Marlboro, Ma. 2010 “Community of Artists” Annual Juried Members Show at Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts 2003 Solo Exhibition at the Consulate General of Brazil, New York, NY 2002 “Dialogue” Art Exhibition at OPEC Fund Headquarters “Deutchmaster Palace” Vienna, Austria 1999 Solo Exhibition at Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange Exhibit Hall, Sponsored by Banco Safra and Varig Airlines. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1999 Solo Exhibition “Hotel Cesar Park” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sponsored by the Cesar Hotel Chain 1992 ART MIAMI International Art Exposition, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida. Sponsored by “Gallery of Saint Armand’s Key” Sarasota, Fla.
NOTE: Janine Schmitt has been selected as one of the artists for the project “Journey of Abstract Art in Brazil” under the title “Rigor and Freedom” by Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro curator Denise Mattar. Janine is
fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.