Janet Bruesselbach
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Artist Studios at 43-01 22nd Street - Studio# 261
43-01 22nd Street

Email: janet@bruesselbach.com

Website:: bruesselbach.com

Artist Bio:
Janet was raised by optical physicists near Los Angeles in the 1980s and 90s. It started oil painting young, focusing early on portraits, and inspired by science fiction literature. Janet attended RISD (BFA 2006) and New York Academy of Art (MFA 2009). Janet curated A Gathering of the Tribes from 2009-2013. The artist's projects include Teleportraiture (2012), Daughters of Mercury (2015), Paleofacture (2020-), and Beloved Monsters (2016-2023). Janet made a child in 2022 who is also an ongoing labor of creation. Its newest project is Analog Imagination.
Janet will have catalogs from all its major projects as well as affordable prints available during open studio hours. Its studio is shared with fellow painter Marelle Myers.

Artist Statement:
Bruesselbach's work limns speculative realism in the social position of figurative oil painting. Its imaginative experiment seeks cyborg feminism, representing embodied subjects, captured during conversational live poses, within non-representational, generative spaces. The artist's network of biological mechanism and historical influence manifests as emphatic lucidity and pulp surrealistic excess moderated with pragmatic humor. Movements evade dominant narratives, aiming to celebrate queer humans and queerer concepts. Its work melds human intimacy with radical relationships to technology. Compositions often deliberately challenge expectations of spatial orientation, setting, linguistic consistency, and aesthetic values, while still being driven by sensual exuberance.

All images and text copyright Janet Bruesselbach