Janet Rickus

Artists Statement

Bio

BORN
1949 Chicopee, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1971
B.S., Central Connecticut State University

SELECTED
SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2014

Quidley
& Company, Nantucket, MA

2013

“Radical
Traditionalism,” Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA Two-Person
Show

Janet
Rickus, Stanley Bienlen, Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
Two-Person Show

2012

Clark
Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Janet
Rickus, David Furman Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA Two-Person Show

2011

Gallery
Henoch, New York, NY

2009

Figure
& Form, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2007

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Museum
of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA

2000

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

1998

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

1996

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

1993

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

1991

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

“50
Years a Dealer: George Henoch Shechtman,” Gallery Henoch, New
York, NY

2015

ArtMiami:
Context, Miami, FL

“Still
Life,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Dallas
Art Fair, TX

2014

ArtMiami:
Context, Miami, FL

“Winter
Group Show,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

“American
Realists,” Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Geoffrey
Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2013

“Still
Life Lives,” Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

 

Gallery
Henoch, New York, NY

2012

Winter
Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Dallas
Art Fair, TX

2011

Gallery
Henoch, New York, NY

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2010

Singles,
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA

Couples,
Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Dallas
Art Fair, TX

Gallery
Henoch, New York, NY

2009

Art
of the 20th Century, New York, NY

Still
Lifes, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

Teapots:
Interpretations, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

ArtHamptons,
Bridgehampton, NY

Annual
Salon Show, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Gallery
Henoch, New York, NY

2008

Collaborations,
Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

Hot
Spit, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA

Paintings
by Award-Winning Massachusetts Artists, ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard,
MA

2007

We
Were Here, We Were There, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

Massachusetts
Cultural Council Grantwinners Exhibition, MCLA Gallery 51, North
Adams, MA

2002

Loss
and Ardor, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA

2001

The
Discerning Eye, Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, NY

Waiting
List, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA

1999

USArtists,
The 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1998

USArtists,
The 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1997

Carone
Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

USArtists,
The 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1996

USArtists,
The 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia, PA

1995

Carone
Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL

1994

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

Rehs
Gallery, New York, NY

1993

Three
Women in a Caboose, ParisNew YorkKent Gallery, Kent, CT

1991

Hoorn-Ashby
Gallery, New York, NY

1990

Cacophony,
Spazi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA

Flowers,
Still Lifes, and Garden Views, Rehs Gallery, New York, NY

Images
and Objects, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA

1989

Still
Life Now, Creative Arts Center, New Haven, CT (curated by Janet
Fish)

1987

Store
Hill Gallery, South Egremont, MA

1985

Store
Hill Gallery, South Egremont, MA

1984

Birch
Mountain Gallery, South Egremont, MA

 

AWARDS
& HONORS

2006
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Painting

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Exemplary
Offerings,” American Art Collector, June

Gail
Leggio, “Still Life,” American Arts Quarterly, Winter

John
A. Parks, “Stylish Depths,” The Artist’s Magazine,
Jan/Feb

2014

It’s
Easy Being Green,” Berkshire Magazine, Spring

Still
Life Paintings, Janet Rickus,” The Artful Mind, Winter

2013

Berkshire
Museum Presents ‘Radical Traditionalism’ with Colin Brandt and
Janet Rickus,” The Country and Abroad Magazine, Winter

2012

“Turn
the past into the future: ‘Radical Traditionalism’ opens at
Berkshire Museum,” Christopher Marcisz,

The
Berkshire Eagle, November 7

“Janet
Rickus,” Keith Shaw, Artscope Magazine, March/April

2011

“Janet
Rickus at Henoch,” Raymond J. Steiner, Art Times Blog,
December

Cynthia
Nadelman, “Group Exhibition 6,” ARTnews, September

2010

Keith
Shaw, “A Mix of Marriages – ‘couples’ exhibition features
a wealth of talent and variety,”


Artscope
Magazine, July/August

Tresca
Weinstein, “Art Review: ‘Couples’ and Susan Mikula’s
‘American Vale’ at the Ferrin Gallery,” Berkshire Living,
July 3

2009

Keith
Shaw, “Masks, rebuses, spouts and skyscrapers,”
Berkshire Eagle, August 6

Chet
Raymo, “Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty,” Science Musings
Blog, May 26

2006

Tony
Dobrowolski, “Artist Wins Grant,” Berkshire Eagle, June
25

2003

Marjorie
Garber, “Quotation Marks,” pp. 4, 8485, 8994, 96, 100.
Routledge

2002

Gloria
Russell, “Speaking Art,” Springfield Sunday Republican,
January 6

2001

Gloria
Russell, “MFA Still Life Exhibit,” Springfield Sunday
Republican, July 8

1998

David
and Mary Verzi, “Live Models,” The Paper, July

1996

“The
Market,” Art & Antiques, October, p26

Centre
Pompidou, colloquium, femininmasculin, lecture by Marjorie Garber,

   slide
illustrations by Janet Rickus, February 2-6, 1996, Paris, France;
also Rice University, Texas, March

1995

Marjorie
Garber, Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday
Life, pp. 228, 521, 527, 528,

and
cover reproduction, Simon & Schuster

Roger
Hurlburt, Season Preview. Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, December 8

David
and Mary Verzi, “Still Life Artist,” Berkshire Eagle,
July 16

1994

Henry
Meninger, cover art, HomeStyle Magazine, June

1993

Vivien
Raynor, “In Kent: 2 Galleries, 3 Sit, 4 Shows,” New York
Times, August 15br>

Peggy
Reeves, “The Magic of Art in Egremont,” Berkshire
Record, August 6

1989

Dennis
Fawcett, “Still Lifes Breach Traditional Boundaries,”
New Hampshire Register, May 28