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Janet Bloch

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Janet Bloch

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Education

Work Experience

Artist's Statement

Selected Exhibitions

Awards & Grants

Collections

Publications

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Contact Information

Education

    1980 MFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
    1978 BFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL

Work Experience

    2000 - present: Senior Advisor, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2000 - present: Fascilitator, Career Development Workshops for Artists

    2001 - 2003: Grantwriter, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

    1993 - 2000: Gallery Director, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Artist's Statement

As an Indiana artist transplanted from Chicago, I am acutely attuned to the peculiarities and uniqueness of this region's landscape. My home in Chesterton is situated half way between Chicago and Southwest Michigan. These areas have presented me with a new vocabulary of forms, both industrial and natural. Power lines that come in an assortment of configurations remind me of stoic totem poles, carnival rides and human personalities. These structures rise up from the landscape next to sand dunes, Blue Heron and Lake Michigan.

I behold and appreciate the industrial for its atypical beauty while aware of its implications on nature. My intent is to explore and present this subject matter mingling reality and whimsy. I make up my own narratives and develop symbols for showing unseen forces such as electrical power and genetics. I've engineered optimistic landscapes where industry, nature and fictitious species happily coexist.

Selected Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2004
    gescheidle - Chicago, IL

    2002
    Woman Made Gallery - Chicago, IL
    Grand St. Windows - Phoenix, AZ

    2000
    LyonsWier Packer Gallery - Chicago, IL

    1999
    Lyons Wier Gallery - Chicago, IL

    1998
    Sioux City Arts Center - Sioux City, IA

    1997
    Lyons Wier Gallery - Chicago, IL

    Selected Exhibitions

    2006
    ART CHICAGO, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL
    Nova Art Fair, Belmont Suites Hotel, Chicago, IL

    2005
    SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

    2003
    Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
    A.I.R. Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery- New York, NY (Juried by Shamim Momim, Curator, Whitney at Altria)

    2002
    2 Person, ACME - Columbus, OH

    2001
    Midwest Open, Sioux City Art Center - Iowa, First Prize

    2000
    International, San Diego Art Institute - San Diego, CA

    1999
    Fragments, Spruill Center for the Arts - Atlanta, GA
    Identity, Cardinal Stritch University - Milwaukee, WI

    1998
    Two-Person Show, College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL

    1996
    Self Objects - Two-Person Show, South Bend Regional Museum of Art - South Bend, IN
    Evanston and vicinity 13th Biennial, Evanston Art Center - Evanston, IL

    1995
    Indianapolis Regional, Indianapolis Art Center - Indianapolis, IN - juried by Thelma Golden, former Assoc. Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
    Phoenix Gallery's National Juried Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery - New York, NY

Awards & Grants

    2007
    Individual Artistís Grant - Indiana Arts Commission

    2005
    Martha Woodward Award - Salon Show juried by Karl Wirsum, Northern Indiana Arts Association

    2001
    First Prize - Nine State Open, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

    1997
    Grant - Illinois Arts Council, Visual Artists Fellowship

    1996
    Grant - Arts Midwest/NEA Regional, Visual Artists Fellowship

    1996-1995-1991
    Grant - Community Artists Assistance Program, Chicago Council of Fine Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs

    1995
    Juror's Award - Art and Social Justice, Colfax Cultural Center, South Bend, IN - Juried by Susan Vissor, Exec. Director, SBRMA

Collections

    Appalachian State University - Boone, NC
    Deloitte, Chicago, IL
    Sioux City Art Center - Sioux City, IA
    South Bend Regional Museum of Art - South Bend, IN
    Howard Tullman Collection - Chicago, IL

Publications

    Harper's Magazine - February, 1999
    New American Paintings #17 - 1998



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