"My paintings are bold abstracts created with enormous energy. Though the images appear to be simple, the meaning behind them is oftentimes complex. Strokes may represent people; large circles with wild dashes depict the Light.
Some canvasses are stretched onto crude frames built from found wood and old pallets. Crackle medium is added to the canvas prior to painting to enhance the weathered look, though the work is forever contemporary.
Other canvasses hang from painted rods suspended from the ceiling, casting shadows.
Things found along my path on Miami streets turn into three dimensional forms that interact with the paintings. Some of the sculptures are kinetic mobiles that add another dimension to the work; other sculptures are calming figures, created from varnished tree debris and painted clay. "
Janet Margaret Mueller was born in Champaign, IL. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, College of Commerce from the University of Illinois, 1975. From 1977 to 1984, Janet as a graphic designer and illustrator, as well as a producer of advertisements in TV and print. She was nominated for 30 awards for creativity during those years, winning 11, including a Best of Show for the University of Illinois.
In 1993, Janet M Mueller moved to Key West, Florida. She focused on creating fine art paintings on paper, canvas and ceramics and making sculptures from found objects.
She had 12 solo exhibits and participated in numerous group shows in Key West, Miami, New York City and Lexington, KY.
In 2001 she was invited to show her collection of paintings in Rome, Italy at the Centro per L'Assistenza Sociale e Culturale.
In 1998, over 40 pieces of Janet‘s paintings and sculptures were featured in a contemporary gallery on Duval Street in Key West.
In 2005, Mueller's paintings were exhibited in the main gallery at the Key West Museum of Art and History at the Custom House and in 2008 thirty pieces of art were shown at The Studios of Key West.
In December 2008, Janet Mueller moved to Miami Beach, FL.
She was selected as the alternate artist to design the terrazzo floor of the Aventura Arts and Culture Center, Aventura, FL in September 2009 by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.
In 2013, Janet was selected by the Fine Arts Commission of Miami Shores to show her paintings and hanging mobiles in their Village Hall throughout 2014.
In that year, Mueller was also selected to paint a 90 foot wall in the courtyard of R House, a gallery/restaurant in Wynwood, Miami’s contemporary art district. Through White Porch Gallery @ R House, eighteen pieces were exhibited inside the gallery throughout the summer of 2014.
Currently Janet Mueller is a resident artist of the Artisan Lounge, Miami, FL.
She has been selected by “The Painting Center” in New York City to exhibit a piece in a show entitled, “The Writing on the Wall” through July 2015.