JANET GORZEGNO, PAINTER
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BIO
Painter Janet Gorzegno exhibits her work nationally and internationally.  Her current gallery affiliation is Bowery Gallery in New York City.  Gorzegno's work has been noted by Helen Harrison of The New York Times, and most recently by John Goodrich on his site “OnViewAt.com”.  Gorzegno has been a fellow at several artist residencies, including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Le Moulin a Nef/VCCA International Program in Auvillar (France), the Ragdale Foundation, The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She has received competitive grants to pursue her creative projects, such as the award of a 2015 Visual Art Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Council (MAC), and a USM Scholarly and Creative Research Grant for her study of Icon painting in the Russian-Byzantine tradition (2011).

Gorzegno has also won several awards for her work in exhibitions, among these a Best of Show prize for her piece exhibited in the Northwest Art Center’s 2008 “Paper Works Competition”. Print publications of paintings by Gorzegno appear in Classical Mythology in Context by Lisa Maurizio (Oxford University Press - 2015), the Fall-Winter-Spring issues of The Southern Quarterly (2010-11), and other various publications. Gorzegno has twice been a featured artist for the arts & literary online journal Failbetter.com. She currently teaches as Professor of Art for the University of Southern MS, where in 1999 she received a Creativity Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Research. Gorzegno has also taught as a Visiting Artist/Instructor for the Painting in Southern France summer study abroad program through James Madison University. Janet Gorzegno studied studio art at the New York Studio School and received her MFA in Painting from Yale University.