janet lage

Janet Lage studied art at the University of Hartford and the University of Maine. Her work has been featured most extensively in New York and Connecticut, but exhibited in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and California as well. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center has been a frequent exhibitor of Lage’s work as has the University of Connecticut at Avery Point. She received the Speedball Award as part of the 74th Annual Connecticut Women Artists, juried by Freshteh Daftari, Co-Curator of the Museum of Modern Art. She also won the Solo Show Award at the Viridian Gallery in New York City juried by Diane Waldman, Senior Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. At the Silvermine Guild Gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut she was part of an exhibition titled “Art of the Northeast”, juried by Patterson Sims, Associate Curator of the Permanent Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Lage’s work takes its form as she experiences the world within the gap between seeing and knowing. She has developed a vocabulary of marks, materials, textures, and colors that are symbolic expressions of the residue of life. She sees the paint as a living thing with inclinations of its own and she opens herself up to collaborate with it. Calligraphic lines and irregular edges are born from the rawness of nature and contemporary culture. Drawing inspiration from life’s curious daily events and scenes, she synchronizes the intertwined existence of order and disorder. Her work positions itself loosely between representation and abstraction in search of this expression.

Lage absorbs her surroundings and takes nothing for granted. She finds worth and meaning in the mundane as well as the exotic. Her work expresses the parallel realities of life’s scenes and events. In this way, her work is affirming and positive, giving weight to the seemingly insignificant as well as the momentous, providing a model for our travels.

commissioned & site specific works are available from each artist; please call the gallery for details.

education

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut
Maine Film Alliance, Portland, Maine
University of Maine, Orono, Maine

solo exhibitions

2012     Recent Paintings, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, New York
2011     Hose Me, Brown University, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
2010    Select Hose Me Pieces, William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2009    Hose Me, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2007    Laid Rubber, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2007    Substance and Circumstance, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2007    TIE ME DOWN, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut
2006    Learners and Hangers, Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut
2004    Landscape, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Groton,
Connecticut
2002    New Paintings, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Groton,
Connecticut
2000    The C Word, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Groton,
Connecticut
1995    Mixed Landscape, Viridian Gallery, New York, New York
1995    Mixed Landscape, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Groton,
Connecticut
1991    Between Something & Nothing, Queens College Art Center, Queens, New York
1991    Between Something & Nothing, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1988    Yesterday I Found My Soul, Bratton Gallery, New York, New York
1986    Illuminated Paintings, Cummings Art Gallery, New London, Connecticut
1986    Illuminated Paintings, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut

group exhibitions

2011     Systems/Fictions, The Connecticut Commission of Culture and Tourism Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
2011     Synesthesia, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2010     Affordable Art Fair, eo art lab, New York, New York
2010     Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, Connecticut
2010     The Ties that Bind, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2010    Gallery Artists, William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts
2010    Shared Response, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2010    Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 24th International Juried Show, Summit, New Jersey
2010    Give & Take, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2009    Push & Pull, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2009    In the Middle, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2008    Red Dot Miami, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2008    Group Experiment, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2008    Group Dynamics, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2008    Group Therapy, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2008    Red Dot New York, eo art lab, Chester, Connecticut
2006    Art of the Northeast, New York, New York
2006    Kingston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2006    Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut
2004    Bowery Gallery Juried Show, New York, New York
2004    Unfolding the Light, Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery of Art, University of Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut
2003    Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1999    Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California
1995    Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1994    Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York
1994    Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, Massachusetts
1993    Pleiades Gallery, New York, New York
1992    New Work New Haven, Artspace Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1992    Viridian Gallery, New York, New York
1992    Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1992    Artspace Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1989    Neo Persona Gallery, New York, New York
1989    Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1988    Bratton Gallery, New York, New York
1987    Invitational Four Person Show, Broomfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1987    Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut
1986    Outer-Space Gallery, New York, New York
1986    Gallerie Cote, Rockville Center, New York
1985    Artworks Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1984    Part/Post/Future, Pleiades Gallery, New York, New York

museum exhibitions

2011     Housatonic Museum of Art, SLASH, Bridgeport, Connecticut
2000    New Art Annual 2000, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut
1997    4 Winners, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut
1997    New Art Annual ’97, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut
1996    New Art Annual ’96, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut
1996    Connecticut Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut
1989    Spending Our Children’s Inheritance, Warwick Museum, Warwick, Rhode Island
1989    The Natural Image: Nature as Image in Contemporary Art, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, Connecticut

honors and awards

2010     Connecticut Artist Fellowship Grant, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
2010     3rd Juried Showcase Award, Artslant.com
2007    Cash Award, 78th Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Exhibition
2003    Speedball Award, 74th Annual Connecticut Women Artists
1997    Solo Show Award, New Art Annual ’97, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford,
Connecticut
1994    Solo Show Award, Viridian Gallery, New York, New York

private national and international collections

Aetna Corporate Collection
CPI Corporate Collection
Yale New Haven Hospital Public Collection
Private Collections

publications

Janet Lage: Hose Me, review, Art new England, September/October 2011
Featured Emerging Artist, Visual Overture Magazine, Fall 2011
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studio Press, Volume 9, June 2011
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studio Press, Volume 8, May 2010
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studio Press, Volume 5, April 2009
Studio Visit Magazine, Open Studio Press, Volume 2, March 2008