JANET RICKUS

Still lifes have life, a connection to people and nature that I love. It’s not simply painting objects for me. The fruits and vegetables, beautiful in their own rights and often with evocative shapes, allow me to bring observations of life to the paintings. The pottery, new or old, with its decorative or utilitarian functions, brings its own history and a connection with the lives behind it.

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 Art Miami: 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, Paris New York Kent 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

1989Dennis Fawcett, “Still Lifes Breach Traditional Boundaries,” New Hampshire Register, May 28