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Janice Mehlman is a prominent New York Photographer. She has been exhibiting her photographs throughout the United States and Europe since the early 1980's. Her work is featured in International Museum and Corporate Collections as well as in major books on The History of Photography. She is a Professor of Photography, in the Art Department at Kingsborough Community College, of the City University of New York. She divides her time between Pietrasanta, Italy and Brooklyn, New York, where she lives and works.

Artist Statement: Throughout my career as a professional artist/photographer, I have consistently made images, which deal with light and shadow, abstraction, mystery and illusion. Using a variety of camera angles to affect perception and plane, I create complex, abstract spatial arrangements, from architecture and landscape. My work has continued to evolve, following a continuum. As a photographer, I always begin by photographing existing, real, architectural spaces. My angle of approach, my lighting of the subject and my knowledge of composition, all contribute to the transformation of these real spaces, into abstractions of a philosophical dimension. In my black and white work, recognizable segments of a constructed world dissolve into radiant black and white fields of imagination. In my most recent explorations, the elements are enhanced by subtle color, with intense dark blacks, and white light, emerging from deeper spaces beyond. Recently, the art critic, Joe Wallenti, pointed out, that the structures and light feel as if they were carved. There is a more powerful psychological aspect to these newer works, adding sensuality, tension and mystery. The finished exhibition prints have a finely wrought delicacy.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010
Heidi Cho Gallery New York, NY
2009
Aria Art Gallery, Firenze, Italy
2008
Museo Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy
2003
Focus Gallery, London, England
2002
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2002
Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
2000
Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Laumont Editions Gallery with Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, NYC
1998
C.S.Schulte Gallery, Millburn, NJ
1997
Chiostro Di S. Agostino, Museo Dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy
1994
La Galleria Il Diaframma, Via Brera, Milano, Italy
1989
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1986
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1986
The Houghton House Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
1985
Festival International de l'Image, Nancy, France
1984
Galerie Espace Canon, Paris, France
1982
Galerie Jean Claude David, Grenoble, France

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Museo, Chiesa e Chiostro di S.Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
2006
The Brooklyn War Memorial Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2005
Museo di S.Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
2004
Villa Cavanas, Capezzano Pianore, Pietrasanta, Italy
2003
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003
Ex Ospedale Lucchesi, Pietrasanta, Italy
2002
Focus Gallery, London, England
2002
Museo Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy
2002
The International Museum of Women in Art, Scontrone, Italy
2002
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2000
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2000
Studio Aperto, Pietrasanta, Italy
1999
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1998
Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
1998
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
1998
McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1998
C.S. Shulte Gallery, South Orange, NJ
1997
James A. Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, PA
1997
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
1997
The University of WYoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
1996
Studio D'Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
1995
Franklin & Marshall College Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA
1995
Art Initiatives, New York, NY
1995
Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1994
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
1994
Etruscan Museum, Cortona, Italy
1994
Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
1993
Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Swanborough Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1992
Musee Daphinois, Grenoble, France
1990
Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
1990
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
1989
Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
1989
The New Visions Gallery, Ithaca, NY
1988
Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Stamford, CT
1988
The Century Club, New York, NY
1987
Ledel Gallery, New York, NY
1987
The Weisner Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1987
Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
1986
Museo del Art Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1986
Certosa di Parma, Parma, Italy
1985
Proposition Architecture, New York, NY
1985
Fotoforum Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Interart de St. Amand Gallery, New York, NY
1985
Silver Image Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1984
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1983
The Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, NY

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2012
Donna Scultura, 4 espressioni per 4 artiste - X edizione, Fogher, Valentina e Celli, Chiara, Chiesa e Chiostro di Sant'Agostino, Comune di Pietrasanta, Edizioni ETS, Pisa
2009
Janice Mehlman, Aria Art Gallery Catalog, Firenze
2008
Janice Mehlman Phototgraphs, Carved in Light, Serafina, Antonella, Museo Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza
2005
Donna Scultura, 4 espressioni per 4 artiste, Simoni, Massimiliano, Chiesa di S.Agostino Comune di Pietrasanta, Edizioni Monte Altissimo, Pietrasanta
2004
Artisiti in Villa Cavanis, ASARTshow, Fogher, Valentina, Capezzano Pianore, p. 54
2002
Janice Mehlman Photographs, Light Waves, Rosenblum, Naomi, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, New York, Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Focus Gallery, London
2002
Rose's Choice, Alviani, Lino, Museo Internazionale Della Donna N'ell'Arte, Scontrone, Abruzzo, pp.80-83
2002
ASART Catalogue 2002, una presenza nell'Arte, Edizioni Monte Altissimo, p. 75
2000
Beautiful Things, Original Art From The Artists of Guild.Com, Guild Publishing, p.32
1999
Who's Who of American Women, 21st Edition, Marquis, New Providence, NJ
1997
Janice Mehlman Photographs, Cordoni, Giuseppe, Chiostro Di Sant'Agostino, Museo Dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta
1997
A World History of Photography, 3rd Edition, Rosenblum, Naomi, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, pp.605 and 612
1994
A History of Women Photographers, Rosenblum, Naomi, Abbeville Press, New York, NY, p. 245
1994
How to Look at Photographs, Finn, David, Harry N. Abrams, New York, NY, pp. 18-19
1994
Influenced by Architecture: Ten Artists, Fitchburg Art Museum, Melrod, George, Fitchburg, MA (catalogue)
1994
La Grande Mela in Toscana, Mostra per L'UNICEF, Todisco, Alfredo, Comune de Cortona, Etruscan Museum, Cortona (catalogue)
1990
Exits and Entrances: Fifty Photographers, Metzger, Robert, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, p. 44 (catalogue)
1988
The New York Art Review, Krantz, Les, American References, pp. 882-883

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2011
Living Tuscany, Giunchi, Sara, Ron and Janice Mehlman in a Nutshell, Pushing Art Forward, Itinerari d’autore, anno V-numero 37, ottobre 2011, pp.25-29
2011
Ginko Cultura e News, Ghini, Morgana, Ron and Janice, Apparte L’Arte, No 4, 16 Luglio, 2011, p12
2008
RD’Arte, Corinto, Gian-Luigi, Janice Mehlman Carved in Light, Lucca, revista trimestrale - gennaio, febbraio, Marzo, pp. 152-156
2008
Il Tirreno, Rosi, Angela, Janice Mehlman, fra luci e ombre, Viareggio, Sabato 2, Febbraio, p.X
2008
La Nazione, Battista, Rosella, La realta trasfigurata “Seravezza fotografia”, Viareggio, Domenica, 20 Gennaio, p.XIX
2005
The Wave, Hartenstein, Susan, From The Artists’ Studio, Queens, NY, November 25th, p.22
2003
Abstract Art On Line, Walentini, Joseph, Janice Mehlman- Sculptured Light, Artist Profiles, February, pp.1-3
2002
Abstract Art On Line, Walentini, Joseph, Janice Mehlman at Rosenberg + Kaufman, Gallery Views / Midtown, October 18th, pp.3-4
2002
La Nazione, Benvenuti, Michele, Apre Mostra che andra in Usa, Pietrasanta, Arte, 20 Luglio, p.13
2002
Il Tirreno, Serafina, Antonella, A Pietrasanta un tris di mostre, Versilia Cultura, 18 Luglio, p.27
2002
Arte, Qui Pietrasanta, Janice e Ron Mehlman, L'astrazione naturale arriva da New York Arte e Mercato, Luglio p.150
2000
Abstract Art On Line, Walentini, Joseph, (Un) Resolved at Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, Gallery Views / Downtown, January 15
1998
Philadelphia Inquirer, Sozanski, Edward, Tracing the Evolution of the Painted Photo, Art Section, Sunday, December 14, 1997, p. F14
1998
Photodom Magazine, Kuo-Chang Chi, Janice Mehlman, Tapei, Taiwan, pp.36-40
1997
Il Tirreno, Rosi, Angela, Le statue e le fotografie di Ron e Janice Mehlman, La Mostra, Versilia, July 9, p.6
1996
The Dana Room Gallery 1995-1996 Year In Review, Anahi Vargas, "A Shared Perspective", Franklin Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, p.3
1995
Sinopia, Rosi, Angela, Una Prospettiva Condivisa, Periodico Versiliese D'Arte E Cultura, Lucca, December, P.8
1995
Il Tirreno, Rosi, Angela, "Storia" di Ron and Janice Mehlman, Da New York a Pietrasanta, tra fotografia e scultura, Pietrasanta, September 6, p.20
1994
Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Magiera, Frank, Museum's Exhibits Span the Centuries, Worcester, MA, Entertainment Section, October 28, p. C3
1994
The Boston Globe, Campbell, Robert Artists Under the Influence in Fitchburg, Boston, MA, October 25
1994
The Worcester Phoenix, Nigrosh, Leon, Building Blocks: Architecture Meets Art at the Fitchburg Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Art Section, September 30, p. 12
1987
The New York Times, Fraser, Gerald, Home Grown: Review of Weisner Gallery Exhibition, New York, NY, Going Out Guide, June 13, p. 11
1994
Lombardia Oggi, Guidobono, Raffaella, Storiche Indagini all Anfitrione Colombo, Nonsolmostre, March 29
1993
The Cape Codder, Dumas, Carol K, Photography Walks Alone, Ma, Arts and Entertainment Section, August 17, p. 3
1989
Ithaca Journal, Clough, Wendy, Five Artists Form New York Connection, Ithaca, NY.
1989
The Ithaca Times, Ball, Margaret, The New York Connection, Ithaca, NY, April 6, p. 22
1987
The Grapevine, Mogensen. Else, Stylistic Traditions, Ithaca, NY, April 20-26 Syracuse
1987
New Times, Keene, Molly, New Visions Gallery Makes a New York Connection, Syracuse, NY, April 26
1986
Claron Art Y Antiquedades, Makarius, Sameer, Fotoforum, USA, Musetra Norteamericana En El Museo de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, p.12
1985
Artspeak, Bolding, Edward, Nine Sets of Photographs, New York, NY, Vol. VI, No. 12, March 1, p.5
1985
The Herald, Standish, Elizabeth, Photography Exhibition Opens At Houghton House, Geneva, NY, October 30, p. 10
1984
France Photographie, A L'Espace Canon, Les Fenetres de Janice Yablon Mehlman, Paris, France, June, p. 71
1984
Photo Argus, Fenetres de Janice Yablon Mehlman, April, p. 27
1982
Le Dauphine, Les Arts, Grenoble, France, June 7, p.7.
1982
Les Affiches de Grenoble, Deux Expositions a ne Manque sous Aucun Pretexte Chez Jean Claude Davide, Grenoble, France, June 11, p. 32
1981
Contact Sheet, Architectural Photography Which Inspires the Intellect, A Minolta Publication, Issue 23, Fall/Winter, p6.

MEDIA EVENTS

1997
Tele Nuovi Orizzonti, ItalianTelevision, channel 67, July 19, 8:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M. ( exhibition review and interview )
1985
Italian National Radio, Il Paginone da New York March 19, 4:00 PM ( exhibition review and personal interview )

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Bamberger Collection, Philadelphia, PA
Banca Di Credito Cooperativo della Versilia, Pietrasanta, Italy
Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, Paris, France
Bloomingdale's Corporation, New York, NY
The Boston Company, Boston, MA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Charter Financial Corporation, New York, NY
Chudnow Manufacturing Company, Oceanside, NY
Citibank, New York, NY
Coville Photographic Collection, Bloomfield, MI
I.B.M. Corporation, Westchester, NY
The International Museum of Women in Art, Scontrone, Abruzzo, Italy
Musee Nicephore Niepce, Chalon-sur-Saone, France
Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
Pfeizer Corporation, New York, NY
Ralph Lauren, New York, NY
Robertet Flavors Inc., Piscataway, NJ
Rudin Management Corporation, New York, NY
Sun Chemical Corporation, Tenafly, NJ
Universita di Parma Centro Communicazione, Parma, Italy
Weston Hotel, Copley Place, Boston, MA
Wallace Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Heidi Cho Gallery, New York, NY
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
Aria Art Gallery, Firenze, Italy
Steven Rosenberg Fine Art, New York, NY
C.S. Schulte Gallery, Millburn, NJ
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Studio D'Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy

GRANTS AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS

2008+2009
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York “Spatial Poetry, Explorations with Light”
2007
Kingsborough Community College, Fellowship Leave Award
2007+2008
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York “Carved in Light: Explorations in Photography”
2005+2006
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York Sculptured Light: A Photographic Investigation
2005
Kingsborough Community College, Scholarly and Applied Research Award Sculptured Light: A Photographic Investigation
2003+2004
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York Luminescent Fields of Illusion: A Photographic Exploration
2001+2002
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York Light Waves, A Photographic Exploration
2001
Kingsborough Community College, Scholarly and Applied Research Award Rhythmic Modulations of Shadow and Light: A Photographic Investigation
1999+2000
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York Architecture/Body, Photographic Modulations of Light
1996
PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York Ambiguous Space, Real Space, A Photographic Exploration
1991
William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award, Nominated for Project: Italian Light, Italian Architecture, A Time Exposure
1988
Women's Research and Development Fund, The City University of New York Creative Endeavors Grant
1983
The Silver Mountain Foundation, New York, NY, Curatorial Grant Historical Photographic Exhibitions

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Professor of Art and Head of the Photography Program
Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York

EDUCATION

1983
M.F.A. Photography, Brooklyn College Graduate School, City University of New York
1981
Graduate Studies/Photography, C.W. Post College, Long Island University
1979
B.A. Art, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
BORN
1958 in New York City