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Lives in
Hells Kitchen, NYC

Works in
Hells Kitchen, NYC


Temple University, Phila PA
Penna academy of the Fine Arts

Representing galleries
seeking representation, commissions, publishing, licensing

photography, modern, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract, multi-discplinary performance mixed-media modern, works-on-paper, Spoken Word Performance, performance, video, digital, exhibition/performance, Illustration, design, photo

Artist Statement



I've got my heart, hands and head in many media. With piano as my first love, I later found more loves – sculpture, drawing, painting and photography.  And in 2013, I  produced and hosted  an Internet Radio Show called Heart & Soul on featuring the music, poetry and art of NYC artists and performers and as well as myself  on air LIVE with interviews and music.

Formally trained as a sculptor, my two dimensional work jumps off the wall. Some artwork is created for and about musicians, done while listening and inspired by them. 
The human figure, nature and peace are my subjects.

I've always been committed to creating art that is affirmative... inspired by beauty, harmony, a dash of dissonance,  curvilinear notions, irony, fresh air, full moons.  And inspired to speak out against war & injustice.

I exhibit primarily in New York, participating in Group Shows and Arts Events.

I've  been writing since Art School, publish and perform as a singer/songwriter/poet Off Off Broadway. My poetry and lyrics also find their way into my images  especially the ink drawings of nudes – adding a literary component and taking sensual visuals to a cerebral plane.

Coming to NYC in the 80’s from Philadelphia,  I “bopped around” various neighborhoods in the East and West Village and Brooklyn until settling in Hells Kitchen in the early 90’s where I create out of the chaos of Times Square.

I also now print and publish over 200 of my images as blank note cards and prints, selling to  shops in NYC, including in the Theater District.

I'm not much different than a bee making honey, a spider spinning a web…while I'm mining the psyche and the spirit to make art.

I'm an intuitive, instinctual, often impulsive and a thoughtful artist, steeped in visual history from cave drawings to cartoons, from Willendorfs to windmills, frescos to figleafs, Polaroids to pixels.

I’m just a vessel at times – keeping myself able to participate in the act of creation which so many times feels truly divine.
Sometimes I move the hand…sometimes the hand moves me and I see tangible evidence.
I did that? Well I must have…it’s in my sketchbook and this one’s been there for 30 years…I forgot I did it.

Recent Exhibits

JANET RESTINO participated in these exhibits:

Cornelia Street Cafe
The Producer's Club
Dec, 2011 Holiday Art Show & Bazaar
Jackson Hall Gallery
Sep, 2010 EstroGenius Art Exhibition
Manhattan Theatre Source
May, 2010 Exhibition ONE: zero gravity
Lolita bar
Feb, 2010 LOVE'S BODY nudes...lines travelling through hot colors
Jadite Galleries
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