E X H I B I T
EBTH E X H I B I T artist Janice Schuler’s work focuses on abstracted female figures, faces, geometric and organic shapes, and non-objective designs. The Pittsburgh based artist and educator creates in mixed media compositions and abstract acrylic paintings.
“The best thing about being an artist is you create something that was not here before” shares the Painting and Printmaking graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. Schuler’s work is figural, abstract, and expressionistic in both content and style. Her compositions reflect the Abstract Expressionist influence of both Willem De Kooning and Joan Mitchell, and the Surrealist and Art Brut influence of Jean Dubuffet, all of whom Schuler has identified as artists she admires. She enjoys working in a variety of media as each material brings a unique quality and contribution to a work of art. Schuler applies her medium of choice with various instruments, such as old credit cards, fingers, knives, brushes, sewing materials, and other household items that she finds fit for manipulating paint.
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Janice Schuler Mixed Media Painting "...Let All Who Breathe Partake..."
Janice Schuler Pastel Drawing of Cubist Portrait, 2012
Janice Schuler Abstract Figure Mixed Media Painting, 2016
Janice Schuler Mixed Media Drawing of Abstract Figure Smoking Cigarette
In addition to working as an artist, Schuler is a retired art and communications instructor and previously worked as a journalist for various publications, such as Pittsburgh magazine and the Pittsburgh Press, now the Post-Gazette. Aside from her degree at Carnegie Mellon University, her extensive education includes an M.A. in Motion Picture/Television-Critical Studies from UCLA, an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from the University of California of Pennsylvania, and a PhD ABD in Telecommunications and Film and a Minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Oregon. Throughout her career, she has exhibited her work at several venues, including Eastside Gallery in Pittsburgh, the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Exhibition Space, and the Members’ Gallery of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists among others.