Janice Sloane

New York, USA
In her work, the theme of skin and its impermanence has always been a constant. Janice Sloane is now making heads using pieces of latex Halloween masks pieced together with stainless steel pins. She finds that latex is a very tactile and sensuous medium in which to convey her ideas of the flesh. These works are primarily inspired by cosmetic plastic surgery, African art, ritual objects and painting references. These heads display many of the features people want to rid themselves of or prevent by means of plastic surgery, namely aging wrinkles, deformities, discolorations, exaggerated features; etc. -- the list of 'imperfections' is very long. These heads are also intended to address society's pressure for 'perfect beauty', eternal youth and conformity.

place & year of birth
New York City, 1963

featured galleries

1980 - 1984
School of Visuals Arts, New York

solo exhibitions

Galeria La Refaccionaria, Head Case Fit, Mexico DF


Art Resources Transfer Inc., Project Room 3, NYC

group exhibitions

White Box, The Dream of the Red Chamber Masquerade Ball, NYC


Newman Popiashvili Gallery, I Died For Beauty, NY


F Space, 18th Festival International du Film Lesbien & Feministe de Paris, Paris

X Teresa Arte Actual, Eject, Primer Festival de Videoperformance, Mexico DF

Galeria La Refaccionaria, Enmascaradas, Mexico DF

El Centro de la Imagen, Enmascaradas, Mexico DF


Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Body Image, Chicago, Ill.

Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Me, Myself and My Emotions, Brooklyn, NY


Festival Internacional Barcelona Arte Contemporaneo, Piel de Pieles,
Barcelona, Spain

Pierogi 2000, Pierogi Gravity Racers, Bklyn, NY


Garash, Instant Coffee Projects Urban Disco Cart, Mexico D.F.


Centrodearte, ARCO, Ventanas, Madrid, Spain


ZKM Center for Art and Media Technology, The Anagrammatical Body,
Karlsruhe, Germany

Tel Aviv Artists Studio Gallery, Mount Miami, Tel Aviv, Israel

Eugenia Vargas Studio/Residence, Home Invasion, Miami, Florida


Milenio, Suplemento Cultural, Janice Sloane: Head Case Fit en la Refaccionaria, Magali Tercero, Mexico DF


The Herald, Playing Hide and Sick in the Refaccionaria,,Caroline Mackinnon,
Mexico DF


Art New England, Kenise Barnes Fine Art/Larchmont, Katherine Gass, NY

Ethik & Unterrich, Body Check, Sabine Himmelsbach, Seelze,Germany

El Periodico del Arte, La mirada poliedrica, Lorna Scott Fox, Madrid, Spain.


The Anagrammatical Body: The Body and its Photographic Condition, Peter
Weibel, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria