Janet Fish

(American, b. 1938)

birdcage and daffodils by janet fish

Janet Fish

Birdcage and Daffodils, 2009

black bowl, red scarf by janet fish

Janet Fish

Black Bowl, Red Scarf, 2007

blue decanter, polka-dot bowl, suzani by janet fish

Janet Fish

Blue Decanter, Polka-Dot Bowl, Suzani, 2009

dragon kite by janet fish

Janet Fish

Dragon Kite, 2007

goldfish and autumn leaves by janet fish

Janet Fish

Goldfish and Autumn Leaves, 1979–1980

lorna and jane by janet fish

Janet Fish

Lorna and Jane, 2006

Biography

Timeline

1938
Born in Boston, MA
1960
BA, Smith College, Northampton, MA
1961
Skowhegan Art School, Skowhegan, ME
1963
BFA, MFA, Yale University School of Art & Architecture, New Haven, CT
Lives and works in New York, NY and Middletown Springs, VT

Exhibitions

2007
DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. Chattanooga Gems II
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY. The Food Show: The Hungry Eye
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Painting Summer in New England
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, 2006 Biennial Contemporary American Realism
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME. The Figure in American Painting and Drawing 1985-2005
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2005
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, Contemporary Women Artists
DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2004
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME. The Art of Janet Fish

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, AU
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Literature

2004
Janet Fish (exhibition catalogue), LewAllenContemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2002
Culver, Michael, curator. "The Art of Janet Fish," The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Katz, Vincent, excerpt from "Janet Fish Paintings," 2002.
1995
Zimmer, William. “The Ties That Bind Mother and Daughter,” The New York Times, January 1.
Braff, Phyllis. “3D Shapes and Foodstuff,” The New York Times, September 10.
Berlind, Robert. “Janet Fish at Borgenicht,” Art in America, December, p. 89.
1994
Moorman, Margaret. “Janet Fish,” ARTnews, Summer, p. 176.
1991
O’Neill, Molly. “Of the Palate From the Palette,” The New York Times, January 18, pp. C1, C15.
1989
“Janet Fish,” The New Yorker, February 20, p. 16.
1987
Gill, Susan. “Illuminating Janet Fish,” ARTnews (review of Gerrit Henry’s monograph on Janet Fish), December, p. 72.
1985
Russell, John. “Profusion of Good Art by Women,” The New York Times, February 22, p. C20.