Janet Filomeno • USA
Born 1953, in New York, NY , she moved to New Hope, Pa. in 2006 where she currently lives and works, Filomeno is best known for her large-scale gestural abstract paintings that employ the use of a variety of materials such as ink, mica, shellac, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal and at times collage. By use of her physical action such as pouring, flinging, throwing colorful liquids onto the stretched canvas on the floor she is able to re-enact the movement one might sense in oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water. It is an intuitive process she follows as she uses the physicality of her body to move/shift the canvas in various directions to create a heightened sense of movement and dramatic composition as each layer is poured. As various organic forms and liquids collide together on the canvas one can experience the reference to water and all of its associations in both a physical and metaphorical way. It is these associations that she pursues along with an emotive use of color that bring into focus the physicality of life and our physical selves.
Filomeno has been an exhibiting artist in the New York Metropolitan Area for 35 years.She has exhibited extensively with over 90 exhibitions to date throughout New York City, New Jersey and other locations on both a national and international level.
In addition to her exhibition history she has been an Adjunct Professor of Art for 18 years at Montclair State University and also has taught at William Paterson University. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Art from Montclair State University, and a BA in Art from the State University of New York at Albany
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