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Jeanie Tomanek


Jeanie Tomanek

Artist Statement

Throughout my adult life I have always painted—sometimes only one painting a year.  Several years ago I escaped corporate life.  Since then I have concentrated on developing my style and voice in my work.

I paint to explore the significance of ideas, memories, events, feelings, dreams and images that seem to demand my closer attention.  Some of the themes I investigate come first in poems I write.  Literature, folktales and myths often inspire my exploration of the feminine archetype.  My figures often bear the scars and imperfections that, to me, characterize the struggle to become.

In my work I use oils, acrylic, pencil and thin glazes to create a multi-layered surface that may be scratched through, written on or painted over to reveal and excavate the images that feel right for the work.

In reclaiming and reconstructing areas of the canvas, the process of painting becomes analogous to having a second chance at your life, this time a little closer to the heart’s desire.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2008            Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

            Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville, TN

             Bennett Galleries, Nashvile, TN

                   Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA

              Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, GA

2007            Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

            Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, GA

              Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville, TN

              Atlanta Art07 House

             Bennett Galleries, Nashville, TN

2006            Body Sacred, Knoxville, TN

            Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

            Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

            Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, Georgia

            Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

            Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee

2005            Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

            Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ

            Broward Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                         “Throws Like a Girl” (2 person show)

            Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, Georgia

            Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, “New x3”, Asheville, NC

2004     Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

             Robert Ferst Center, Georgia Tech, “Surfaces”

             LaGrange Biennial, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia

             Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, Georgia

             Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, Roswell, Georgia

            Mercer-Williams House, Savannah, Georgia

            Alliance Theater Christmas House, Atlanta, Georgia

2003            Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, Roswell, Georgia

            Eyedrum Holiday Show, Atlanta, Georgia                      

            Lansdell Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

            North Fulton Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Atlanta, Georgia

2000            Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi

            Cerulean Gallery, Roswell, Georgia

            Atlanta College of Art: “Water”

            Atlanta College of Art: “Confluence”, 3 person show

            Public House Restaurant, Roswell, Georgia

            Atlanta Artist’s Center, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

            Roswell Antique Mall Gallery, Roswell, Georgia

1999            Atlanta Artist’s Center, Grandview Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance Genesis Show, Roswell, Georgia

            North Fulton Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Roswell, Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

“Corridors of Babel”, Sheila Hamilton, Poetry Salzburg Press, University of Salzburg, Austria, Cover art

Cover Art for Poetry Salzburg Review Number 12, Poetry Salzburg Press, University of Salzburg, Austria

Mythic Passages, The Magazine of Imagination, illustration for Persephone article

Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008 “Connections: Literature for Composition”, illustration for                              Obedience and Rebellion,

            BOA Editions, 2007, Cover Art, Laurie Kutchins, “Slope of the Child Everlasting”

            Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Land of Enchantment”

            Endicott Journal of the Mythic Arts, “The Heart’s Desire, the Art of Jeanie Tomanek

            Miami Herald, “Stepping Up to the Palette”

            Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, “Throws Like a Girl”

            Poets, Artists, and Madmen, Poetry: “Addicts”

      The Birmingham Poetry Review, Poetry:      “Envoy”

The Ledge, Poetry: “Exercise among the Protestant Dead”
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