JANET MUELLER: HOPE
JULY 18, 2017 - AUGUST 12, 2017
In a world filled with violence and deception, artist Janet Mueller oftentimes creates art that focuses on the ideal, hoping to bring peace by thoughts. Inspired by Miami and national news, the art displayed for this solo exhibition, consists of abstract paintings, sculptures, and constructions. The works created with salvaged materials such as a vacuum cleaner hose, bicycle parts, and found wood convey humbleness and invite us into understanding the lives of those living in poverty. Perhaps one day we will realize that ending poverty will reduce crime, help the economy, and ease the bitterness between people. Mueller's paintings are bold, simple abstractions filled with symbolism. The pieces were created to bring about positive feelings for a brighter tomorrow.
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 was 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 a direct mail piece for the University of Illinois. In 1993, Janet M Mueller moved to Key West, Florida. She has had 12 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows in Key West, Miami, Chicago, 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 December 2008, Janet Mueller moved to Miami Beach, FL. She has been short listed by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places for projects in Aventura and Miami Lakes and selected by the Fine Arts Commission in Miami Shores to display works throughout 2014. In 2013, Mueller was chosen to paint an abstract on a 90 foot wall in the courtyard of R House, in Wynwood, Miami’s Art District. For more information about the artist visit her website: www.arts-jmm.com