Janine Brown

Exhibition "2021"

I have been a working artist all of my life. From an early age I began to wonder “What is this life?” “What is reality?” This led to a life-long habit of reading widely and to study of Asian art and philosophy. My primary interest has been how to use these ideas every day to appreciate and enjoy the wonder of our existence. Working in my studio, walking, and tai chi are my daily practice. Hiking and camping throughout the western United States has provided deep inspiration from the natural world. After graduation from the Art Practice Department of University of California, I have made my home and studio in Berkeley, California. My work has been featured at the Berkeley Art Center and is represented by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery and Kala Art Institute Gallery and is in the collections of numerous hospitals, businesses, and individuals.

STATEMENT

I have always been interested in taking an idea or a set of limitations and allowing it to evolve over time. In 2015 I began stitching with raffia onto 5”x7” pieces of Asian paper. Over time the pieces got larger, included ink and gouache, and were mounted onto heavier paper or panels, often combining into diptychs or larger groups. In these pieces I collaged the raffia instead of stitching it.This allowed for a freer and more varied and complex composition. I use simple materials to explore a deep nonverbal place of spaciousness, calm, and joy.

DARKNESS & LIGHT 20

Year: 2020

Materials: Stitched raffia, ink on mulberry paper, on paper

Size: 12.5 x 19 inches

DARKNESS & LIGHT 13

Year: 2020

Materials: Stitched raffia, ink on mulberry paper, on paper

Size: 12.5 x 19 inches

ASPONDU

Year: 2019

Materials: raffia and ink on Lokta paper

Size: 29.5 x 19.5 inches

WANDIEF

Year: 2019

Materials: raffia and ink on Lokta paper

Size: 29.5 x 19.5 inches

Exhibition "2021"

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: "2021."


We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

Michelle Brandemuehl
Geoffrey Stein
2021: Francine Perlman
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