A nude woman laying on a bed with her head coming towards the viewer

Janice Nowinski, Upside Down Nude (2022). Oil on Board. 9 x 12 in. Photo by JSP Photography.

Janice Nowinski paints from snapshots and found photographs, and also transcribes art historical paintings. Her work investigates the interiority of private lives and family scenes. The paintings are not much larger than the snapshots that she is working from which makes for an intimate relationship between the photos and their transformation. Janice Nowinski studied at the New York Studio School and received an M.F.A. in Painting from Yale University. Her work has been exhibited at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; the National Academy Museum, New York; and the American University Museum, Washington, D.C., as well as in galleries in Chicago, New York City, and Hudson, NY. She is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters purchase prize. She is represented by Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. Janice Nowinski lives and works in Brooklyn.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.