Janet Schneider

Artist’s Statement

“My paintings are nature-based.  To make them requires a lot of looking.  I have always been attracted to the illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface.  Beyond this, I am deeply attached to certain landscapes, and I try to capture something of their beauty and timelessness. I have spent countless hours becoming intimate with these places–absorbing their sights, sounds, smells and even their taste.  Although based on visual experience, to a large extent my work is also dependent upon my memory of these encounters.  The takeaway– to share my conviction that there is something far greater than what we see on the surface.”


Janet Schneider is an artist and curator who lives in Flushing, Queens, and East Hampton, Long Island.  She works primarily in oil and watercolor, and can frequently be found painting en plein air around her home in Northwest. Her subjects explore transitional states in nature. In particular, her recent work has focused on the transformative effects of light on water.


Schneider is a summa cum laude graduate of Queens College, with a major in Fine Arts. While at Queens College she studied painting with Louis Finklestein, Rosemary Beck and Harold Bruder among others. She completed special study in Fine Arts at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute where she studied with Robert D’Arista. She also studied Chinese painting in New York City with C.C. Wang.


Schneider was a member of the Prince Street Gallery for many years.  She held three solo exhibitions there and one at Queens College. More recently, her work has been included in group shows at various venues in New York City and Long Island.  Schneider’s work as a curator has included numerous exhibitions for The Queens Museum, The Queens Public Library and Citibank. She is currently a member of the New York Artists Circle and the Artists Alliance of East Hampton.


More information at: www.janetschneider.art

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