Biography

Janis Provisor

Born

1946

Brooklyn, New York, 1946. Currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

Education

1971

San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A.
1969 San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A.
1968 University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art & Architecture
1966 University of Michigan, School of Architecture & Design

Selected Individual Exhibitions

1999

Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
1995 Museum Annex, Hong Kong
1994 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992 Timothy Brown Fine Art, Aspen, CO
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA (with Anish Kapoor)
Barbara Toll Fine Art, New York, NY
1991 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1990 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL
1989 Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 1988
Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
1987 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas TX, 1987
1986 Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (catalogue)
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1984 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1983 Reed College, Portland, OR, 1983
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1981 MATRIX, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1980 Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1979 Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
1976 Protech-McIntosh Gallery, Washington, DC
Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1972 University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005

"The Fine Art of Prints", Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID
"Prints, Process, Collaboration"Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2004 "Celebrating Contemporary Printmaking 2004", Hudson Gallery, Sylvania, OH
2002 J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, FL, "Contemporary Printmakers"
2002 Flanders Graphics, Minneapolis, MN, "Prints from Shark's Ink."
2002 Gallery of Contemporary Art, UCCS, Colorado Springs, CO, "Sharks Ink., 1976-2001"
2000 William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO, "Select Prints: Shark's Ink."
1996 Kaoshing Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, "Master Printers and Master Pieces"
1996 Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1996 University of Colorado, CU Art Galleries, Boulder, CO, "Working Proof: 20 Years of Prints from Shark's Ink."
1995 Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA, "Woodcuts"
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, "A Gift of Vision: The William and Susan Small Collection"
1995 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1994 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, "The Printer's Art: Works from Shark's Ink. Print Workshop"
1993 Lisa Sette Gallery, AZ
1993 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Fluttering Telltales"
1993 Montgomery Glasoe Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN, "Janis Provisor and Roberto Juarez, Works on Paper"
1992 "44th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition", American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, "Janis Provisor and Anish Kapoor", Crown Point Press, New York NY, and San Francisco, CA.
1992 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, "Abstract Paintings"
1992 Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA, "Etchings & Woodcuts from
the Crown Point Press"
1992 Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, "Big Ideas"
1992 University of Colorado Art Galleries, Boulder, CO, "20th Anniversary Visiting Artist Program"
1992 Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, "Miniatures"
1992 Sheh Zand Projects, New York, NY
1991 Heckscher Museum, Huntington, CA, "Vital Forces: Nature In Contemporary Abstraction"
1991 Elysium Art Gallery, New York, NY, "The Tree"
1991 Timothy Brown Fine Arts, Aspen, CO, "Works on Paper"
1990 Woodblock Prints From the People's Republic of China, Crown Point Press, NY
1990 "Women's Work/Hidden Treasures", Gallery 44, Boulder, CO
1988 "Recent Drawings", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1988 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX
1988 Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1988 "Monotypes: 1915-1988", Sragow Gallery, New York, NY
1988 "New Works: Brad Davis, Janis Provisor" Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
1988 "Colorado Council on the Arts & Humanities", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
1987 "The Annex", Tucson, AZ
1987 "AIDS Benefit", Holly Solomon Gallery New York, NY
1987 Eugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, TX
1987 "The Colorado Drawing Show", Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1987 "Five Pick Five", University of Denver, Denver, CO
1987 "New York: New Venue" Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC(catalogue)
1987 "Reflections of Change, The American Landscape" Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1987 "Women's Art: The Years of Passage: 1969-1975", Fresno Art Center & Museum, Fresno, CA
1987 "The Importance of Drawing", Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
1986 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, "Landscape" Greensboro, NC
1986 "A Contemporary View of Nature", The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT (catalogue)
1986 "Holly Soloman Curates: Work by Gallery Artists", Janie Beggs Fine Arts, CO, 1986
"Third Annual Western States Biennial Exhibition" (catalogue), The Brooklyn Museum, New York; New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, LA; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, CO; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Yellowstone Fine Arts Center, WY; Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, CA, (travelling show)
1986 "About Place: Contemporary American Landscape", P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, (catalogue)
1985 "Lifeline", Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
1985 "Landscapes and Dreamscapes: Janis Provisor and Robin Winters", North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
1984 "Summer Group Show", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1984 "The Innovative Landscape", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1984 "Brad Davis, Janis Provisor", McIntosh Drysdale Gallery, Houston, TX
1983 "Stars", Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 "New Work: Part II", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1983 "Inaugural Exhibition: An Historical Overview Part I", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1983 "Recent Landscapes", Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 "Back to the U.S.A.", Kunstmuseum, Lucerne; Rheinische Landesmuseum, Bonn; Kunstverein, Suttgart, (travelling exhibition through 1984)
1983 "Luxuriences", Paris-American Cultural Center, Paris, (catalogue)
1983 "New Directions: Contemporary American Art from the Commodities Corporation Collection" Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, (traveling exhibition)
1982 "Currents: A New Mannerism", C/Fine Arts Gallery, University of South Florida at Tampa, FL
1982 "Aspects of Post-Modernism", Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1982 "Tyler Visiting Artists 82-83", Tyler School of Art, PA
1982 "New York, New York", University Fine Arts Galleries, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, (catalogue)
1982 "Aspects of Post-Modernism-Decorative and Narrative Art", The Squibb Gallery, E.R. Squibb & Sons, Princeton, NJ, (catalogue)
1982 "Freedom to Choose", Semaphore Gallery, New York
1982 "Textured Planes", Proctor Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
1982 "Drawings by Painters" , Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA, (catalogue)
1982 "Emblems and Paint" , 1981 Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, (catalogue)
1982 "Drie Schilders uit New York", American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam
1982 "Summer Group Show", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1980 "New York on Paper", Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, KS
1980 "Figurative Art", Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California at San Diego
1980 "Janis Provisor Paintings/Kathy Goodell Sculpture", Richard Nelson Gallery, University of California-Davis
1979 "Pfaff, Provisor, Stikas, Wells", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1979 "Summer Group Show", Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
1978 "Third Biennial Exhibition of Texas Artists", Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
1978 Watson de Nagy and Company, Houston
1978 Protech-McIntosh Gallery, Washington, DC
1978 "From Pastel to Notation", Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
1978 "New Work", Mills College, Oakland, CA
1978 "Outside New York", The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1977 Watson de Nagy and Company, Houston, TX
1977 David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, CA
1977 Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
1977 "1977 Artists' Bienniel", (Jack Boulton, Juror), New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans
1977 "Four Texas Artists", Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
1977 "Group Show", Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
1977 "Faculty Exhibition", University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, TX
1976 "Women in the Visual Arts", University of Oklahoma at Norman
1976 "Paperworks", Watson de Nagy and Company, Houston, TX
1976 "Two-Person Exhibition", University of Kentucky at Lexington
1976 "Faculty Exhibition", University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, TX
Invitational Painting and Drawing Exhibition, Cranbrook
1975 "Interstices", Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1975 "Interstices", San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1974 Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1974 "Faculty Exhibition", Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1974 "Group Show", Nevada Art Gallery, Reno, NV
1973 "Six Painters", Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
1973 "Two-Person Exhibition", Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA
1973 "Christmas Exhibition", San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1971 Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute

Selected Bibliography

1992

Schwartzman, Allan. "Landscapes of the Mind", Aspen Magazine, Midsummer 1992, p. 75 - 78.
1991 Weiffenbach, Jane-Edith. "Paintings by Janis Provisor", catalog essay, San Francisco Art Institute, April, 1991
1990 Peterson, William. "Janis Provisor: Nature Into Art", Artspace, March-April 1990, p.51.
1988 Freudenheim, Susan. "Santa Monica, Janis Provisor, Goldeen Gallery" Artforum, Summer, 1988 issue.
1988 Smith, Roberta. "Group Shows Revive the Jaded Art Palate" The New York Times, Friday, June 17, 1988.
1988 M.D. "Galleries Santa Monica", Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1988.
1988 O'Grady, Janet. "A Visit with Artists Janis Provisor and Brad Davis", Aspen Magazine, Midsummer 1988 issue, pg.50.
1987 Kutner, Janet. "A Kaleidoscope of Surreal Images", Dallas Morning News, March 3, 1987, Section C, p.1.
1986 Nellhaus, Arlynn. "Four Colorado Artists Not Without Honor, Save in Own State", The Denver Post, June 2, 1986, section 2D.
1986 Brenson, Michael. "The Landscape Maintains Its Hold on American Artists", The New York Times, March 9, 1986, p.33
1986 Brenson, Michael. "Why Asian Culture Answers the Needs of Western Artists", The New York Times, Section 2, April 20, 1986, p.34.
1985 Litt, Steven. "Two Artists of the '80's: Images from the Nether Regions", News & Observer, November, 1985
1985 Cohen, Ronnie. "Janis Provisor at Holly Soloman", Artforum, April 1985, p.87.
1985 Warren, Ron. "Review", Arts, February, 1985, p. 39.
1985 Adams, Brooks. "Janis Provisor at Holly Solomon", Art in America, February, 1985, p.39.
1984 Brensen, Michael. "Review", The New York Times, December 14, 1984, p. C33.
1983 Honnef, Klaus. "New York Aktueil", Kunstforum International, Band 61, May 1983, pp. 43, 96.
1982 Smith, Diane. "Drawings by 52 Painters" Weekend, Long Beach, CA, January 15, 1982, p.12.
1982 Shere, Charles. "Matrix Artists Layering Full of Visual Mysteries", Tribune Today, Oakland, CA, January 22, 1982, p. C3.
1982 Moufarrage, Nicholas. "Janis Provisor", Arts Magazine, September 1982.
1982 Hunter, Sam. "Post-Modernist Painting", Portfolio, January/February, 1982, pp. 46-53.
1982 Floweler, Carol. "Potpourri at University Art Museum" Contra Siesta Times, January 19, 1982.
1982 Armstrong, Richard. "Drawings by Painters", Long Beach Museum of Art, January/March, 1982, press release.
1981 Stoffert, Mary. "Janis Provisor at University Art Museum", Images and Issues, Spring, 1981, p. 82.
1981 Schenke, Menno. "Voorpost van New York: Amsterdamse Galerie Graffiti Brenght Americanse Kunst", Algemene Dagblad, 1981.
1981 Scarborough, James. "Janis Provisor: After Midnight", Artweek, December 12, 1981, p. 4.
1981 Lewallen, Constance. "Landscape and Figures in Conflict", University Art Museum Calendar, Berkeley, December 1981, p.2.
1981 Van Houts, Catherine, and Jan Bart Klaster. "You Have to be a Little Bit Crazy", Het Parool, October 1, 1981.
1981 Heyman, Pieter. "Decorative Painters Atmosphere Manhatten Slickly Portrayed", De Volksrant, October 6, 1981.
1981 Filler, Martin. "Good Golly, Miss Holly", House and Garden, March, 1981, pp. 132-134, 199.
1981 Dobson, Rona. "A Bit of Soho in Amsterdam", The International Herald Tribune, October 10-11, 1981, p. 10W.
1981 Curtis, Cathy. "Much Ado in Year-End Art", Berkeley Gazette, December 17, 1981, p.19.
1981 Armstrong, Richard. "Janis Provisor", Artforum, May 1981, p.76.
1981 Murry, Jesse. "Janis Provisor", Arts Magazine, May, 1981, p.6.
1980 Larson, Kay. "Art: Laurie Anderson, Janis Provisor". The Village Voice, April 23, 1980, p. 64 (centerfold).
1980 Isaacs, Florence. "New Artists for the '80's", Prime Time, December 1980, pp. 42-49.
1980 Brown, Christopher. "Formalism Meets Baroque", Art Week, January 26, 1980, p.6.
1980 Bollfiarte, October 1980, p. 60.
1979 Lorenz, Mindy. "Six Counterformalists", Art Week, 1979.
1979 Larson, Kay. "Art", The Village Voice, September 24, 1979, p.87.
1978 Shere, Charles. "Review", The Oakland Tribune, April 2, 1978.
1978 McIntyre, Mary. "Janis Provisor at New Orleans Museum of Art", Art Voices/South, March-April, 1978.
1978 Ennis, Michael. "Gallery Hopping", Texas Monthly, February, 1978.
1977 Sperberg, Diana. "Local Artists Add Gravity to LugunaWalls". Austin American Statesman, January 23, 1977, p.29.
1977 Moser, Charlotte. "Woman Artists Shine at Area Galleries, Houston Chronicle, November 19, 1977, p. 8.
1977 Johnson, Charles. "Colleges Fill Gallery Art Gaps", Sacramento Bee, November 19, 1977.
1976 Moser, Charlotte. "Houston, Southern Apocalypse", Art News, October, 1976, p. 8.
1976 Frankenstein, Alfred. "At the Galleries", San Francisco Chronicle, February, 1976.
1976 Fidsen, Owen. "Artists at Odds with Art", The Cincinnatti Enquirer, October 31, 1976, p. F7.
1976 Crossley, Mimi. "Art: Paperwork", The Houston Post, August 12, 1976, p. 5C.
1976 Brown, Ellen. "Three at Solway: Does Women's Art Exist?", The Cincinnati Post, November 13, 1976.
1975 Hackenson, Jay. "Museum Boost Regional Art", The Detroit Sunday News, March 2, 1975, p. 2F.
1975 "Contemporary Artists at Work", Audio-visual program published by Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, Inc., 1975.
1973 Frankenstein, Alfred. "Some Explorations in Art", San Francisco Chronicle, November 1973.
1973 Dunham, Judith L. "Six Young S.F. Painters," Artweek, November 3, 1973, p. 37.
1972 Albright, Thomas. "Woman Artists Show Their Mettle," San Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 1972, p. 47.

Teaching Experience

1992

Visiting Artist, Spring Semester, State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY
1990 Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
1988 Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
1987 Visiting Artist, Colorado University, Boulder, CO
1984 Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
1983 Visiting Artist, Brown University, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Alfred C. Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas
Visiting Artist, Banff Arts Center, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Visiting Artist, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado
1982-83 Painting Instructor, School of Visual Arts, New York
1982 Spring Semester, Painting Instructor, School of Visual Arts
Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, PA
1981 Summer Session, San Francisco Art Institute
1980 Summer Session, San Francisco Art Institute
1978 Painting Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute
1975-78 Assistant Professor, Art Department, University of Texas, Austin
1975 Summer Session, San Francisco Art Institute
1973-75 Lecturer, Art Department, Humboldt State University, CA
1971-73 Emmanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute
1971 Teaching Assistant, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

Fellowships and Grants

1991

National Endowment for the Arts
1988 Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship
1985 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Fellowship
1980 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist's Fellowship
1978 Ford Foundation Grant in conjunction with the University of Texas, Austin

Public Collections

Albright Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY
The Annex, Tucson, AZ
The Auchenbach Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
First Bank of Minneapolis, MN
Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, IN
The Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers
Lang Communications, New York, NY
The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Neuekunst Museum, Aachen, West Germany
New Galerie, Sammlung, Ludwig and Aachen (Germany)
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, VA
Rivendale Collection, New York, NY
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Security Pacific Bank, CA
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Yale Gallery of Art, New Haven, CT

Public Commissions

1991

Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, Times Square Project, New York, NY