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As a visual interpreter, my work explores time, place, and relationships recording evidence of encounters. In an effort to constantly discover deeper insights, I explore self-perception through additive and subtractive painting processes. Working from an intuitive female perspective, an attempt is made to translate underlying thoughts of the artist as witness.  With an emphasis on materials and diverse methods, traceable evidence of surface becomes recognizable. Tactile surfaces suggest similarities and comparisons to flesh, where paint acts as thin skinned, heavy handed, bruised, similar to human emotions; offering meaning to life challenges. Once resolved, paintings have a life pulse distinctly their own.


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 Gallery.



"The art would stand alone.

Its message

would be judged on its expression of

beauty & truth."



MFA  Studio Art, Summa Cum Laude, Long Island University C.W. Post, Brookville, NY    

BFA  Media Art, Magna Cum Laude, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

AAS  Advertising Art, Magna Cum Laude, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY



  • The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY, 2021

  • Metro Beats, PLATFORM: Creative Musings on Mass Transit, NY Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

  • Every Picture Tells a Story, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2017

  • Subconscious Narrative, Alfred Van Loen Gallery, Curated by Deborah Katz, Huntington, NY, 2016

  • My World inside, Out, Adler Gallery, Port Washington, NY 2014



  • Movement, Teleportal Collective, Real Tinsel Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2022

  • Ephemeral Existence, Teleportal Collective, West Chelsea Arts Building, New York, NY 2022 

  • She: An Expression of Womanhood, Curated by Camy Clough, National Museum of American History, Solomons, MD, 2020

  • Brodsky & Friends, Jeanie Tengelson Gallery, Dix Hills, NY, 2019

  • Figurative Expressions, St. Josephs College, Patchogue, NY, 2019

  • Abstracting the Figure, Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY, 2018

  • Slide Slam, ImPACtful Connections, PAC Gallery, Patchogue, NY, 2018

  • Painters, Curated by Stan Brodsky, Ripe Art Gallery, Huntington, NY  2015


  • New York Academy of Art: Eric Fischl, Constructing the Contemporary Narrative, Church of Sag Harbor, NY, Invitational, Merit Scholarship, 2022

  • Circle Foundation for the Arts - Finalist Award, Art Expo, 2018

  • Artavita, 29th International Online Art Contest, Top 50 Certificate of Excellence, 2018

  • Saatchi Art, 20 Emerging Artists from the Big Apple, 2015



  • Contemporary Art of Excellence Book, GAA Publishing, 2016


  • In the Art Studio, Verizon Fios Channel 1, Push Pause Segment, 2016


  • Newsday, Explore LI Section, Jan 3, 2019

  • LI Pulse Magazine, 9 in Art, Writer/Mary Gregory, Photography/Adam Weiss, July /Aug 2018

  • The New York Times: NY Region, Things to Do on Long Island, Dec 2015, Jan 2016

  • The New York Times: Metropolitan, Calendar Feature, Sunday, March 16, 2014

  • The New York Times: Metropolitan, Calendar Feature, Sunday, February 2, 2014


  • Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts, Solomons, MD, 2022

  • New York Studio School, New York, NY, 2021

  • School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2017

  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia, 2015

  • Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont


  • School of Visual Arts Residency Alumni Network, 2021 to Present

  • Teleportal, Collective of International Artists, 2021 to Present

  • Critique Group of LI, 2012 to Present

  • School of Visual Arts CE, 2012 to Present

  • Independent study, Painting with Stan Brodsky, Art League of LI, 2008-2018

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