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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.

 

JANICE MEHLMAN
     
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
     
2003   Focus Gallery, London, England
2002   Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
    Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
2000   Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, at Laumont Editions Gallery, New York, NY
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
    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
     
2006   Alumni Exhibition: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Brooklyn College,  The Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War  Memorial , Brooklyn, N.Y.
2005   Panel, Paper Canvas, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, N.Y.
    Donna Scultura, Chiesa di S.Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy
2004   ASARTshow, Artisiti in Villa Cavanas, Capezzano Pianore, Pietrasanta, Italy
2003   Absolut/ L.A. International 2003 Biennial, American Artists in Tuscany, Bobbie Greenfield  Gallery, Santa Monica, Ca.                        
    100 Artisti in Ospedale, ASART, ex ospedale Lucchesi, Pietrasanta, Italy
2002   Highlights 2002, Focus Gallery, London, England
    Metamorfosi della Realta, Museo Palazzo Mediceo, Seravezza, Italy
    Rose's Choice, The International Museum of Women in Art, Scontrone, Italy
    Fairy Tales,  Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2000   Unresolved,  Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
    Studio Aperto, Artisti, Scultori Associati, Pietrasanta, Italy
1999   Spatial Relations, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1998   New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs, 1839 to the Present,Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
    New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs, 1839 to the Present, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
    Absolut Secret,  McKee Gallery, New York, N.Y.
    Miniatures and More, Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY
    Before The Fall, C.S. Shulte Gallery, South Orange, NJ
1997   New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs, 1839 to the Present, James A. Michener  Museum of Art,  Doylestown, PA
    New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs, 1839 to the Present, Boise Art  Museum, Boise , ID
    New Realities: Hand-Colored Photographs 1839 to the Present,The University of  Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
1996   Materia E Colore, Studio D'Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy        
1995   A Shared Perspective,  Franklin & Marshall College Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA
    A Grand Affair,  Art Initiatives' Benefit Exhibition,  New York, NY
    Trusting  In Magic, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1994   Influenced by Architecture, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
1994   La Grande Mela  n Toscana:  New York Artists Working in Italy, Sponsored by UNICEF, Etruscan Museum, Cortona, Italy
    Expressions II, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
1993   Photography Without Boundaries,  Tribeca 148 Gallery, New York, NY
    Photographers:  Admired, Respected and Revered, Swanborough Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1992   Music Art, Musee Daphinois, Grenoble, France (catalogue)
1990   Exits and Entrances, Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA  (catalogue)
    Members Gallery, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
1989   Architecture as Abstraction, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY
    New York Connections, The New Visions Gallery, Ithaca, NY
1988   Stairways and Empty Chairs, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Stamford, CT
    Century Collectors Recent Accessions, The Century Club, New York, NY
1987   Stairways and Empty Chairs, Ledel Gallery, New York, NY
    Ars Brvklyniensis: Photography, The Weisner Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    The Grand Game of Baseball, Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
1986   Fotoforum U.S.A., Museo del Art Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1985   Architectural Sights, Proposition Architecture, New York, NY
    Nine Photographers, Fotoforum Gallery, New York, NY
    Thirty-five under Thirty-five, Interart de St. Amand Gallery, New York, NY
    Architectural Elements, Silver Image Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1984   Twenty-nine Photographers, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1983   A Photographic Retrospective, The Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, NY
     
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
     
2005   Hartenstein, Susan, From The Artists Studio, The Wave Newspaper,  Rockaway Beach, N.Y., November 25th, p.22
2003   Wallenti, Joseph, Janice Mehlman- Sculptured Light, ­Abstract Art On Line, Artist Profiles, February, pp.1-3                        
2002   Wallentini, Joseph, Janice Mehlman at Rosenberg + Kaufman, ­Abstract Art On Line, Gallery Views / Midtown, October 18th, pp.3-4
    Benvenuti, Michele, Apre Mostra che andra in Usa, La Nazione, Pietrasanta, Arte, 20 Luglio, p.13                        
    Serafina, Antonella, A Pietrasanta un tris di mostre, Il Tirreno, Versilia Cultura, 18 Luglio, p.27
    Qui Pietrasanta, Janice e Ron Mehlman.L'astrazione naturale arriva da New York, Arte,  Arte e Mercato, Luglio p.150
2000   Wallentini, Joseph, (Un)Resolved  at Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art,  Abstract Art On Line,  January 15                        
1998   Sozanski, Edward, Tracing the Evolution of the Painted Photo, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday,  December 14, 1997, Art Section, p.F14
    Kuo-Chang Chi, Janice Mehlman,  Photodom Magazine, Tapei, Taiwan, pp.36-40
1997   Angela Rosi, Le statue e le fotografie di Ron e Janice Mehlman,   Il Tirreno, La Mostra, Versilia, July 9, p.6
1996   Anahi Vargas, "A Shared Perspective",  The Dana Room Gallery 1995-1996 Year In Review, Franklin Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., p.3
1995   Angela Rosi, Una Prospettiva Condivisa, Sinopia, Periodico Versiliese D'Arte E Cultura, Lucca, Italy, December, P.8
    Angela Rosi, "Storia" di  Ron and Janice Mehlman,  Da New York a Pietrasanta, tra fotografia e scultura, Il Tirreno, Pietrasanta, Italy, September 6, p.20
1994   Frank Magiera.  Museum's Exhibits Span the Centuries, Worcester Telegram & Gazette,Worcester, MA, Entertainment Section, October 28, p. C3
    Robert Campbell.  Artists Under the Influence in Fitchburg,  The Boston Globe, Boston, MA, October 25
    Leon Nigrosh.  Building Blocks: Architecture Meets Art at the Fitchburg Art Museum, The Worcester Phoenix, Worcester, MA, Art Section, September 30, p. 12
1987   Gerald Fraser,  Home Grown: Review of Weisner Gallery ExhibitionThe New York Times,  New York, NY, Going Out Guide, June 13, p. 11
     
BOOKS AND CATALOGUES
     
2005   Simoni, Massimiliano, Donna Scultura, 4 espressioni per 4 artiste Chiesa di S.Agostino, Comune di Pietrasanta, Edizioni Monte Altissimo, Pietrasanta, Italy
2004   Fogher, Valentina, ASARTshow, Artisiti in Villa Cavanis, Capezzano Pianore, Italy, p. 54
2002   Rosenblum, Naomi, Janice Mehlman Photographs, Light Waves ,  Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, Galleria La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Focus Gallery, London
    Alviani, Lino, Rose's Choice,  Museo  Internazionale Della  Donna  N'ell'Arte, Scontrone, Abruzzo, Italy, pp.80-83
    ASART, una presenza nell'Arte, Catalogue 2002, 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, N.J.
1997   Cordoni, Giuseppe, Janice Mehlman Photographs, Chiostro Di Sant'Agostino, Museo Dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta                        
    Rosenblum, Naomi.  A World History of Photography, 3rd Edition,  Abbeville Press, New York, NY, pp.605 and 612
1994   Rosenblum, Naomi.  A History of Women Photographers,  Abbeville Press, New York, NY, p. 245
    Finn, David.  How to Look at Photographs, Harry N. Abrams,  New York, NY, pp. 18-19
    Melrod, George.   Influenced by Architecture:  Ten Artists,  Fitchburg Art Museum,  Fitchburg, MA  (catalogue)
    Todisco, Alfredo.  La Grande Mela in Toscana,  Mostra per L'UNICEF, Comune de Cortona, Etruscan Museum, Cortona, Italy (catalogue)
1990   Metzger, Robert.   Exits and Entrances:  Fifty Photographers,  Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, p. 44  (catalogue)
1988   Krantz, Les.  The New York Art Review, American References, pp. 882-883
     
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   Il Paginone da New York,  Italian National Radio,  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

     
GRANTS AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS
     
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
2004   PSC-CUNY Research Award, The City University of New York,                        
Luminescent Fields of Illusion: A Photographic Exploration
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
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
     
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
     
GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
     

Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
C.S. Schulte Gallery, Millburn, NJ
Elena Zang Gallery, Woodstock, NY
Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Studio D'Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy
Focus Gallery, London, England
Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca.

     
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
     
1993-Present   Professor of Art and Head of the Photography Program
    Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York
1987-1993   Adjunct Lecturer, Photography, Art Department
    Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York
1985-1987   Photography  Instructor, The 92nd St. Y,   New  York, N.Y.
1983-1985   Photography  Instructor, The Mid Westchester Y, Scarsdale, N.Y.
     
BORN   1958 in New York City