JANET KUSMIERSKI

917.414.3682 cell

janetkusmierski@gmail.com

www.kusmierski.com 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

1999—Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS/ALTERNATIVE SPACES

2001—Gallery Valerie, New York, NY 

1995—Gallery Valerie, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013—"SILHOUETTE" - Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2002—TOAST - Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, New York, NY

2001—TOAST - Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, New York, NY

2000—TOAST - Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, New York, NY

1999—"Size Matters", curated by Mike Weiss, GAle GAtes et al, Brooklyn, NY 

1997—"After the Fall, Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970", curated by Lilly Wei, Olivia Georgia, Director—Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

1997—Franklin Fest—A Tribeca Arts Festival/Open Studio Tours, New York, NY

1996—Franklin Fest—A Tribeca Arts Festival/Open Studio Tours, New York, NY 

1996—Aisling Gallery, "Women’s Room IV", Exhibition and Competition, Durango, CO

1995—"Night of a 1,000 Drawings"/ARTISTS SPACE Benefit Exhibition, New York, NY 

1995—ARTWALK, NY Studio Tours and Exhibition benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless
Peter Jennings, Chair and Mia Feroleto, Event Organizer, New York, NY 

1995—Heckscher Museum, "40th Annual Long Island Art Exhibition and Competition" 
Jurors: Emma Amos, Artist and Thomas W. Sokolowski, Director, Grey Art Gallery, Huntington, NY 

1992—Women’s Caucus for Art/NYC Chapter, "Diversity and Vision", New York, NY 

1992—Elston Fine Art, "Urban Jungle", curated by Robert Costa and Maggie Ens, New York, NY 

1986—Contemporary Emerging Artists, curated by Lori Ledis, Brooklyn, NY 

1985/1986—"Drawing National", The Syracuse Scholar & The Everson Museum of Art
Jurors: Clement Greenberg, Nancy Hoffman, John Perreault 

     • Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1985 

     • University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, 1986 

     • Moody Art Gallery, University of Alabama, University, AL, 

     • Newhouse Gallery, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY 

     • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 

1985—"Small Works By Big Thinkers", Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY 

1982—"New Drawing in America", The Drawing Center; Martha Beck, Director, Tom Lawson, Curator, New York, NY 

1980/1981—"Selections 12", The Drawing Center, Tom Lawson, Curator, New York, NY 

AWARDS & GRANTS

1985—Artists Space/Artists Grant/Individual Exhibition Grant 

1981—The Drawing Center/Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Honorarium

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES 

1999—Costume Design, Asia Pacific Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance HK/NY, The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, 
New York, NY 

1997—Ace Gallery, "After the Fall, Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970", Benefit Reception, New York, NY 

1995—"ARTWALK, NY", Benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, New York, NY 

1993—Costume and Prop Design, "Out of Dreams and Other Works" 
Rosalind Newman and Dancers, Dance Theatre Workshop, New York, NY 

1990—Neo Persona Gallery, "Benefit Auction for P.S. 234", New York, NY 

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

1999—NY Arts, Volume 4, Number 11, Reviews/Previews, Janet Kusmierski "Paintings" at Elizabeth Harris Gallery,
reviewed by Deborah Everett 

1999—The Villager, Volume 69, Number 27, October 27, 1999, Exhibitions Section 

1999—The New York Times, July 7, 1999, Dance Review by Jennifer Dunning 

1993—Village Voice, "Dance", May 18, 1993, Dance Review by Deborah Jowitt 

1993—The New York Times, May 17, 1993, Dance Review by Jennifer Dunning 

1985—Syracuse Scholar, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Ideas, published by Syracuse University - 1985,
John L. Sellers, Clement Greenberg and John Perreault 

1982—New Drawing in America, The Drawing Center, NY 

1981—The Soho Weekly News, William Zimmer review of "Selections 12", The Drawing Center, NY

CHILDREN'S BOOKS ILLUSTRATED AND PUBLISHED/PUBLISHING AWARDS

2015—Winner Juried Art Show: Published, New Jersey Society of Children's Book, Writers and Illustrators,
2015 Annual Conference 

2008—"My Alien Friend", Yeowon Media/Tan Tan Books, Trade hardcover 

2006—"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod", Childcraft, Big Book, Paperback, and CD 

2004—"Snowman's Big Job", Scholastic Inc., Club Paperback 

EDUCATION

1978—Master of Arts, Creative Art, Hunter College of the City University of New York 

1975—Bachelor of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design 

BIOGRAPHY

1979—Large figurative paper collage drawings 

1987—Painting on canvas using poured acrylic mediums 

1990—Abstract painting process — pour, peel and place 

2001—Sculpture and animation of 3-D figures in hand sewn fabrics 

2013—Large gouache paintings on Yupo, framed and assembled 

2015—Large "Flashe" on Yupo, veiled tulle paintings 

2015—Hand drawn, time based digital animations

2016 to current, acrylic on canvas and Yupo paper

Currently lives and works in TriBeCa, NYC