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My artistic vision is tethered directly to my experiences and observations of interpersonal, personal, and daily events which leave lasting impressions.  Human figures act as an anchor and offer the origin of an idea which is lifted from inspiration, imagination, and interpretation.  The abstract figurative imagery that I depict emerges from personal exploration and revelations kept within personal multimedia sketchbooks. The work becomes metaphoric, reflecting common struggles and truths.  As self is in a constant state of flux, I portray multiple perspectives, and I choreograph the arrangement of elements to convey a sense of psychological energy. I am interested in enigmatic figure/ground relationships that speak of transformation and the unknown.


Janice Sztabnik is a contemporary abstract figurative artist, whose work is held in private collections worldwide and is represented by Saatchiart and Singulart. After earning a BFA in Media Arts from School of Visual Arts and an MFA from LIU Post, she established herself as a visual artist based on the scenic North Shore of Long Island. She has participated in numerous group and solo shows including at the New York Transit Museum, Fashion Institute of Technology and in exhibitions as diverse as Maryland, Illinois, and China. Janice has most recently been invited to participate in a workshop offered by Eric Fischl, Constructing the Contemporary Narrative in Sag Harbor on Long Island. Janice also completed residences at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York Studio School, Annmarie Sculpture Garden. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Newsday, Pulse Magazine and appeared as a feature on FIOS tv. Janice has also worked in professional capacities as a New York City based graphic designer at Estee Lauder, Merrill Lynch and the world renowned Milton Glaser Studio. She has served as an art instructor on Long Island and has a YouTube channel where she proclaims the virtues of keeping a sketchbook. She is a member and collaborator in local and international groups; Critique Group of Long Island, Residency Artist Network and Teleportal, an International Artists Collective.



"The art would stand alone.

Its message

would be judged on its expression of

beauty & truth."


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