Janice Gordon is a New York City artist who works in diverse media, including sculpture, collage, assemblage and installation, with an emphasis on incorporating found objects and creating many layered surfaces. With a recent concentration on art and science, Gordon's work has been featured by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (www.asci.org) and has been highlighted by SciArts for National Public Radio (www.sciencefriday.com).
Gordon received a B.A. in English literature at Whitman College, a small liberal arts college in Washington, and also studied art history at University of Loyola in Rome, Italy. Living in Rome for some years, she became enamored of Medieval and Renaissance art. When she returned to the United States, she lived and studied in New York City, receiving a graduate degree in psychology from the New School Graduate Faculty. Her art studies were spent in New York at the Art Students League for four years, with guidance from the master collage artist and painter, Leo Manso.
Janice’s work has been exhibited in various venues, including the New York Academy of Sciences, the Hudson River Museum, The Heckscher Museum of Art, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, and Commonweal, a California research institute specializing in health and environmental issues. Images of her work have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Sciences magazine and Provincetown Arts. She has received numerous awards including a Concordia Foundation Fellowship for residency at the Millay Colony, Full Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Award.
Her present series of work, Matters of the Heart, explores the metaphorical and biomedical aspects of the human heart.