JANET GORZEGNO, PAINTER
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BIO

 

Visual Artist Janet Gorzegno makes paintings in gouache on paper that invent for contemplation glimpses of the human; the human head in profile recurs throughout Gorzegno's work as a symbol for conscious awareness, memory, and the space of dreams. Gorzegno has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in numerous juried and invitational shows. Her current gallery affiliation is Bowery Gallery in NYC.

 

Gorzegno's interest in sacred art traditions has led her to study with the support of grant awards Icon writing in the Russian-Byzantine tradition and Tibetan Thanka painting. Gorzegno has also been a fellow at various artist residencies, such as the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, VA and Auvillar, France, the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, The Hambidge Center for Arts & Sciences, the Millay Colony for the Arts, International Workshops in Assisi, Italy, and most recently the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Gorzegno is one of the "Best in Show" award recipients for the Northwest Art Center's annual national "Paperworks Competition", and most recently she received the "Achievement in the Arts Award" for 2017 from the Drew University Alumni Association. Paintings by Gorzegno can be found in various print publications, including Classical Mythology in Context (Oxford University Press) and issues of The Southern Quarterly. Gorzegno's work has also appeared in various digital publications, such as the arts & literary online journal failbetter.com. A review of Gorzegno's solo show "Old Souls" can be found online at: OnViewAt.com

 

Gorzegno currently teaches painting and drawing as a professor of art for The University of Southern MS. She studied studio art at Drew University and the New York Studio School. She received her MFA in Painting from Yale University.