Jane Schiowitz is an artist who lives and works in the Hudson Valley of New York. Her work has been exhibited extensively in solo and group venues, including five solo painting shows at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City. Awards include a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an Elaine de Kooning Memorial Scholarship. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Partisan Review, the Albany Times Union, and Cover Magazine. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Milton Avery Graduate School at Bard College. Schiowitz currently lives and works in Nyack, New York.
My paintings are reflections on the passage of time, the process of painting, and the relationship between what is seen with the eye, processed by the brain, felt by the nervous system and created through the body. Each painting comes into being through a process of discovery, the history of which is partially visible and partially obscured through layered mark-making. At times I allow the natural flow of the paint and intuitive choices to determine the direction of the work; at other times I impose a set design or structure. This give and take is integral to the work. All the elements — form, line, color, surface — are in a constant state of alteration and flux until the painting is reduced to its essential and final state.