Additional Work

Bibliography + Essays

Writings about Janis

A collection of essays and articles about Janis' work by fellow artists and art critics.


Janis Goodman

Current Positions

Professor of Fine Art, Corcoran College of Art + Design / George Washington University, Washington, DC
Arts Reviewer, PBS/WETA, Channel 26, Around Town, Washington, DC
Workingman Collective


Master of Fine Arts, George Washington University, Washington, DC (painting)
course study, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, New York, (printmaking)
course study, Pratt Graphics Center, New York


The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Gallery Nepture & Brown, Washington, DC

National Exhibitions (selected solo and invitational)

The Painting Center, The Shaping of America, curated by Carrie Patterson, catalogue by Vittorio Colaizzi, New York, NY 2022
Gallery Neptune & Brown, Infinite Journey, (solo), Washington, DC 2021-22
Oakland University Art Gallery, Mark & Ora Pescovitz Collection, curated by Dick Goody, (catalogue) Rochester, MI, 2021
Maine Jewish Museum, Janis Goodman, Forces of Nature, (solo) Portland, ME 2021
Portico Gallery, Beyond the Classroom, Brentwood, MD 2020
Luther Brady Gallery, A Time For Action, GWU, Washington, DC 2019
Turtle Gallery, New Paintings, Janis Goodman, (solo) Deer Isle, ME 2019
Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington Womens Arts Center, Founders Show, (group), Washington, DC 2018
Touchstone Gallery, The One House Project, (group), travelling, Washington, DC 2017
McLean Project for the Arts, Strictly Painting 11, (group), juror Anne Reeves, McLean, VA 2017
Brentwood Art Exchange, Drawn Out/Drawn Under, group, Brentwood MD 2017
Turtle Gallery, New Paintings, (solo), Deer Isle, ME 2016
Neptune Fine Art, Ladies First, (group), Washington, DC 2016
Lee Hansley Gallery, Janis Goodman, New Directions, Raleigh NC 2014
Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington Art Matters II 1940's-1980's, Washington DC 2014
The Arts Club of Washington, Janis Goodman, A Survey of Drawings 1999-2013, Washington, DC 2013
gWatson Gallery, Janis Goodman, New Paintings, Stonington, ME 2013
1708 Gallery at Linden Inn, American Landscape, Richmond, VA 2013
Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Janis Goodman: Drawings and Paintings, Dallas, TX 2011
Thomas Deans Fine Art, Janis Goodman, New Paintings, Atlanta, GA 2012
Reyes + Davis, Mark(in)g Time, New Paintings, Washington, DC 2010
H.Paxton Moore Gallery, El Centro College, Reflections in Color, Dallas, TX 2010
JK Gallery, New Paintings, Los Angeles, CA 2009
Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Sketchbook to Suspension, Annapolis, MD 2009
Thomas Deans Fine Art, Environments, Atlanta, GA 2008
Reyes + Davis, Cross Currents, Washington, DC 2008
Bradley University, Heuser Arts Center, Cross Currents, Peoria, IL 2008
Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Synchrony, Frederick, MD 2008
Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME 2008
WPA Site Project, Mission, Washington, DC 2007
Flashpoint Gallery, Shifting Waters: New Drawings, Washington, DC 2007
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Time Out, Rockport, ME 2007
Deer Isle Artists Association, Deer Isle, Selections, ME, 2007
Michael Connors Gallery,Close to the Edge, New York, NY 2006
WPA/C Turning the Page 3, Constructed Reality, online exhibit, curator Kelly Wu 2006
Massillon Museum, Moving Waters, Janis Goodman, Massillon, OH 2006
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 2004 Biennial, Rockport, ME 2004
AVC Contemporary Art, From Nature, New York, NY 2002
The Hay Gallery, Ruminations,Portland, Maine 2002
Furlong Gallery, University of Wisconsin at Stout, Menomonie, WI (catalogue) 2000
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Art on Paper, Greensboro, NC 2000
Site Specific Window Installation and Exhibition: Jewish Community Center, Indianapolis, IN 1999
Gordon Fennell Galleries, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA 1996
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Curator: Frank Gettings, Williamsburg, VA
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA

International Exhibitions (solo/invitational)

Gaya Culture and Arts Center, 16th International Exhibition, Kingdom of Silla, Korea 2019
AOH Art Center, 15th International Exhibition, (group), Daegu, South Korea, 2017
Museo della Carta e Filigrana, Marche d'Acqua, Fabriano Watercolour 2016, Frabriano, Italy 2016
Accademia di Belli Arti di Brera, Chiesa di San Capoforo, Milan, Are We What We Eat, Corcoran Fine Art Faculty, Milan, Italy 2013
Arts Omega, Multi-Media Pop Up Exhibition, London, England 2012
Galerie e Vogl, FAP Gallery, University of the Arts, Workingman Collective, Triana, Albania 2012
Peruvian North American Cultural Institute, Lima, Peru (catalogue)
Site Specific Installation: Kunstlerwerkstatt Bahnhoff Westend Berlin, Germany
Galerie Maas, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Palazzo Casale, University of Georgia, Autumn Exhibition, Cortona, Italy
Galerie Witteveen, Three American Artists, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
State Tretyakov Museum, Washington/ Moscow Exchange, Moscow, Russia: Carnegie Library, Sue Rankin Gallery, London, England
Japan Information & Culture Center, Tokyo, Japan


Washington Project for the Arts, Twine, Washington DC 2015
Galeria e Volgel, FAP Gallery, Univeristy of the Arts, Workingman Collective, Triana, Albania 2012
Mass College of Art, Bakalar & Paine Gallery, Verdant, Boston, MA 2012
Delaplane Art Center, Synchrony, Fredrick, MD 2008
North Carolina Museum of Art/WPA, Mission/Site, Sight, Cite, Raleigh, NC 2008
Butte Silber Bow Arts Foundation, Snapping Chalk Lines, Butte, MT 2006

Public Collections

American University, Katzen Center, Washington, DC
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Business In Development, Arlington, VA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Dept. of the Interior : Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert Island, ME
Epson Europe Headquarters, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Federal Reserve Board, Richmond, VA
Fondazione Fremantle, Fiesole, Italy
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
I.B.M., Raleigh, NC
I.D.T.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John A. Wilson Building, City Hall, Washington, DC
Knoxville Museum of Art, Jackson, TN
Mark and Ora Pescovitz Collection, Rochester, MI
Meyer Foundation, Washington, DC
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Prince George's County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Art Collection, Greenbelt, MD
Terra Collection, Chicago, IL
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Awards and Activities

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Grant to Individual Artists, Washington, DC 2021-22
Two Coats of Paint Clubhouse, A conversation on “Medium–Specificity as Passive-Aggressive Resistance” with Sharon Butler and Vic Colaizzi, on the exhibition at The Painting Center, The Shaping of America. 2022
Awarded year-long sabbatical from George Washington University 2020-2021
Berkeley Arts Council, Juror, Martinsburg, WVa 2020
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Grant to Individual Artists, Washington, DC 2019-20
Great Talks, Street & Conventional Art: The Relevance of Museums Today, Panelist, Chesapeake Art Center, Baltimore, MD 2019
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Artist Talk and PowerPoint, Washington, DC 2019
Cato Institute, Freedom: Art as Messenger, Panelist “I am Offended: Art and Free Expression”, Washington, DC 2019 (Youtube
Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU, Water, Problems and Possibilities, Process and Promise of Transdisciplinarity: Culture and Contestation: Tapping Water for Transformation to Sustainability. Washington, DC 2019
St. Mary’s College, Artist in Residence and Guest Lecturer, Professional Practices, St. Mary’s, MD 2019
George Washington University, Faculty Travel Grant, Research on Hawaiian Lava Fields, The Big Island, HI, 2019
GW Institute of Korean Studies/Elliott School, North Korean Art: Transcending Ideologies, Moderator with speaker BG Muhn, 2018
Flint Hill School, Writers Symposium on the various fields of professional writings. Oakton, VA 2018
Smithsonian Symposium, History in Black and White, SAAM, Kara Walker, SAAM, 2018
Franz and Virginia Bader Award, Washington, DC 2018
DC Commission on the Arts, Grants to Individual Artists 2018
Washingtonia Collection Purchase, DCCAH 2017
Brentwood Art Exchange, Drawn Out/Drawn Under, National Drawing Symposium, Brentwood, MD 2017
Shoals Marine Laboratory, Artist in residence Appledore, ME 2015, 16, 17
Corcoran School of Art, Faculty Development Award, publish 4 lithographs with Scip Barnhart, Washington, DC 2017
Western Carolina University, Graduate Guest reviewer, Cullowhee, NC 2016
Shoals Marine Laboratory, Artist in Residence, Cornell University/UNH, Isle of Shoals, ME 2015, 2016
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Art Table, Moderator: Beyond Monuments Men, Washington DC 2014
SACI Foundation, Artist in Residence, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy 2013
Phillips Collection, Panelist, Contemporary Washington Artists, Washington, DC 2011
National Gallery of Art, Department of Education, Lecture, Matisse Cut Outs, Washington, DC 2011
Teaching Sabbatical, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC 2010-2011
Sculpture Magazine, Forum, Quarryograph: New Life in an Old Quarry, Vol. 27 no. 2 March 2008
DC Commission on the Arts Grant to Individual Artists, Washington, DC 2007, 2003, 1996, 1990
The Painting Center, Panelist: Painting in Education, New York, NY 2006
Silver Bow Arts Foundation, Residency, Butte, MT, 2006
St. Mary's College of Maryland, Artist in Residence, guest lecturer, St. Mary's City, Md 2005
New York Studio School, Guest Lecturer, New York, NY 2004
University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy program, Artist in Residence, fall program. 2001
Helen Hayes Award Nominator, Washington Theatre Awards, Washington, DC 2000-2003
Arts in Embassies Program, Greek Embassy 2008
National Endowment for the Arts: Exhibition Institutional Support Grant, Indianapolis, IN 1998
University of Tennessee, Print Portfolio, Invited Artist, Knoxville, TN 1996
Residency in Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1994
AICA Painting Symposium, Panel Chair: Craft, Mastery and Anti-Mastery, New York, NY 1990

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