“My work is directly related to my growing concern over the protection of wildlife and wild lands in Maine” – Janice Kasper
Janice Kasper paints powerfully simple, dramatic oils that represent the repullulating intrusion of man and his technologies upon nature. D. Dominick Lombardi wrote in the New York Times on 09/27/00 that Janice Kasper “can be loosely described as Georgia O’Keeffe with a cause”. Her poignant sense of irony adds an aura of accessibility to her work. Kasper has a BFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut. She has studied with the Artist-in-Residence at Unity College (Leonard Craig) and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work is in collections around the country, including the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, ME, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME, and the Hitchcock Collection at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. A few of her most recent solo and group exhibitions include the O’Farrell Gallery formerly of Brunswick, ME, the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, NY, and the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley, ME. She received several grants including an Artist Resource Trust Grant, a Maine Percent for Art commission and a Good Idea Grant from the Maime Arts Commission. She has been with the Caldbeck since 1993. Kasper has been published in 8 books and museum catalogues. In 2007, Janice received an artist-in-residence position at Denali National Park in Alaska.