Janet Rutkowski
Medium: Sculpture

Studio Location:
176 Norman Avenue - Studio# Sullivan C

Phone: 9176678754

Email: bfdstudios@gmail.com

Artist Bio:
Select Exhibitions:
2020
September : Sculptors Guild @ Westbeth Gallery, NYC
April : Superfine Art Fair | NYCx3 2020
2019
Nov: Identity Crisis @ The Royal Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn Curator
July: Art in Bloom and Verse @ DVAA, Narrowsburg NY
June : Welcome to the Multiverse @ Plaxall Gallery LIC NY Curator
May: LIC-A members Showcase Exhibition @ Plaxall Gallery LIC NY
April: Dark and Turbulent Galaxies @ The Royal Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn Curator
Dryad Outdoor Installation @ RoCA, West Nyack N.Y.
Feb: Pairings @ Plaxall Gallery, LIC N.Y.
2018
Chelsea Fashion Film Festival 2018 NYC , Politics of Space at Plaxall Gallery LIC NY, Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY
2000- 2017
Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY, Summer of Love Sculptures Outdoor Installation the Dancing Cat Saloon, Bethel N.Y. ,Sculpture Grounds @Studio 80, Cymbalic Journey Installed for the season, Old Lyme CT. , Gestalt Spectrum Show at bG Gallery Santa Monica Ca.,, Nation V Thru the Rabbit Hole 2 Sideshow Gallery Brooklyn NY, Small Works, Limner Gallery Hudson N.Y. Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY Small Works, Limner Gallery Hudson N.Y., Holiday Show, Up Front Exhibition Space, Port Jervis N.Y., Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY Group Show: My Project Wall of War + Peace Up Front Gallery, Port Jervis NY , Fleur-de-Lis Project Outdoor Installation for the Town of New Rochelle NY , Oxheart: Destination Moon at Light Space Studios Brooklyn N.Y. Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY ,Crest Hardware Show 2013 Williamsburg Brooklyn
A+D Alumni Show High School of Art+Design W.56th Street N.Y.
Back to N.Y. Cool 236 W.23rd Street, N.Y. N.Y. The Winter Show BrookHouse Gallery Barryville N.Y. The Holiday Show BrookHouse Gallery Barryville N.Y. Femme Fatales,2 Women/2 Disciplines BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY, Crest Hardware Show 2012 Williamsburg Brooklyn ,OxHeart:Letter Red at the Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn NY, BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY, Sounds of Peace : BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY, The DVAA Benefit Show: BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY ,The First Salon Show of 2012, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY, Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY, Autumn Show, BrookHouse Gallery , Barryville NY, Nag Silent Auction/Benefit at Causey
Contemporary Gallery, Brooklyn NY ( organized and donated work for the silent auction) BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY, Shifting Elements : Curated by Leslie Eva Shaw,St. Joseph's Collge, Brooklyn NY , Cult of Personalities: BrookHouse Gallery, Barryville NY, World Trade Center Memorial: Eldred NY ( designed, built and installed donated memorial sculpture for the Town of Highland) The Oracle Project : BrookHouse Gallery Barryville NY, Crest Hardware Show @ Brooklyn, N.Y., Artisan's Show, BrookHouse Gallery, Local Color, BrookHouse Gallery
Summer of Love Sculptures , Outdoor Installation , Through 12/2011, Neon, BrookHouse Gallery,Mystery + Romance Show, BrookHouse Gallery, Fire + Ice Show BrookHouse Gallery (outdoor welding demonstration)
Holiday Spirit Show, BrookHouse Gallery ,Barryville . N.Y, Art in Sixes , DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg NY
KR Design Gallery: Grand Opening , Fort Meyers, Florida, BrookHouse Gallery : Grand Opening, Barryville, N.Y, Crest Hardware Show @ Brooklyn, N.Y., Future Perfect , Kipton Art NYC, Barryville Art in The Park @ Barryville, N.Y. , 2009 Florence Biennale, @ Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, Arts + Crafts at Lackawaxan @ Lackawaxan, Pa., Art in Sixes,DVAA Gallery @ Narrowsburg N.Y., Barryville Art in The Park @ Barryville, N.Y., Crest Hardware Show@ Brooklyn NY, New Faces @ The Artery Gallery, Milford Pa. , Black Madonna Show@ H.P. Garcia Gallery NY, NY, Artomatic, @ toledo, Ohio, Art After Dark @ Milford, Pa.
Barryville Art in The Park @ Barryville, N.Y. ,6th Annual Mermaid Show , @ Williamsburg Art + Historical Center, Brooklyn NY Design Brooklyn @ The Rotunda Gallery,Brooklyn NY
1987-2000
Media D'Arte @ Puck Building NYC, Design Brooklyn @ Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn NY , New York Craft Show, NY NY America House @ Piedmont NY / New York Craft Show, NYC , Archetype Gallery @ NYC / Windows of Saks Fifth Avenue NYC
International Contemporary, Furniture Fair, Javitz Center NYC , Rotunda Gallery Benefit , Brooklyn NY International Contemporary, Furniture Fair, Javitz Center NYC, Archetype Gallery @ NYC , Sunday by the Bay Aides Benefit, Bellport, NY
Art Studio Club @ Phoenix Gallery NY / Art Studio Club @ Lever House NYC
Brooklyn Artists Documentary , @ Northside Bank Gallery
Flushing Gallery @ Flushing NY , Outdoor Sculpture Installation
Anti Ego Show @ Minor Injury Gallery, Sculpture Center, NYC ARS BRVKYNIENISIS,Sculpture,@ Weisner Gallery NYC ________________________________
Education: High School of Art & Design NYC
Studied Stone Carving With Sculptor Arturo Di Modica NYC, NYC, Studied Welding at Sculpture Center, NYC
Born in Staten Island, I am a native New Yorker.

Artist Statement:
"Great art, whether it be visual, sculptural, functional or audio, has a presence, a spirit which it truly felt. I seek to incorporate that presence, that spirit into every piece I create. Art is an unfounded religion whose inspiration comes from a divine source. the power is within each of us, and we should use it in everything we do, in all walks of life. It is the power of transformation. Transformation of the mundane into the divine."




All images and text copyright Janet Rutkowski