JANELL O’ROURKE


One-Person Exhibitions
2013 Wood Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts, A Gathering Shadows, Montpelier, VT.
2011 St. Joseph's College, Animal Spirits, Patchogue NY
2009 Patchogue Theater, Nature Spirits, Patchogue, NY
2002 Kentler International Drawing Space, Within/Without, Brooklyn, NY


Two-Person and Group Exhibitions
2017 Peanut Gallery, Animal Intersections, Adelaide, S. Australia.
2017 University of Kentucky, Seeing With Animals, Lexingtom, KY.
2017 The Animal Museum, The Sexual Politics of meat (SPOM) Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 BAA juried biennial show, Othering: perceiving or portraying something as fundimentally different, Pittsfield MA.
2016 Animation Nights New York, screening of Flight, South Street Seaport, NY.
2015 City Without Walls, What Does Art Add?: figuring the more-than-human world, Newark NJ.
2014 The National Museum of Animals and Society, UnCooped: Deconstructing the Domestic Chicken, LosAngeles, CA.
2013 Patchogue ArtSpace, Artists from the Lobby, Patchogue, NY.
2013 City Without Walls, Unsteady Ground: What is Drawing? Newark, NJ.
2013 First: A Hunger Mountain Video Event, Trace, Montpelier, VT.
2013 MoMA Poprally Abstract Currents: An Interactive Video Event, Glimmering II, NY, NY.
2013 Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scanton, Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat: The First Ten Years, Scranton PA.
2012 Twist Gallery, Vaudeville, Nashville,Tenn.
2010 St. Joseph’s College, Land, Sea, Air, Patchogue, NY.
2009 Briarcliffe College, Patchogue Biennial, Invitational, Patchogue, NY.
2009 Kentler International Drawing Space, Degrees of Density/Selections from the Kentler Files, Brooklyn, NY, Curator: Marilyn Symmes, Rutgers University.
2006 Kentler International Drawing Space, Figure? Ground. Brooklyn, NY Curator: Carter Foster, Whitney Museum, NY.
2006 Omni Gallery, Drawing: A Record of Movement, Uniondale, NY.
2004 The Carriage House at the Islip Art Museum, Projects 04, Islip, NY.
2004 Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, Flora and Fauna, Curator: Dawn Lee, Omni Gallery, Dix Hills,NY.
2004 Kentler International Drawing Space, Nature Trails: Selections from the Flat Files, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 Omni Gallery, Upon Closer Inspection, Uniondale, NY. 2002 L.I.C.K Gallery, 15, LongIsland City, NY.
2001 Kentler International Drawing Space, Paintings on Paper, Brooklyn, NY.
1999 Hutchins Gallery at C.W.Post Long Island University, Organism, Brookville, NY.
1999 Omni Gallery, The Mysteries of Existence, Uniondale, NY.


Awards
2011 Merit Award, Vermont College of Fine Arts, VT
2010 Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat, PA.
2009 Individual Artist Initiative (IAI), Queens Council on the Arts, NY


Artist Talks
2017 Colloquim: Women, Animal, Art, a panel discussion that includes the curators and artists to address the theories found in the book The Sexual Politics of Meat by Carol J. Adams, moderated by Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman author of The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights.
2016 Lantern Books, On Art and Animals: A Conversation with Valentina Sonzogni and Janell O'Rourke, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 St. Josephs College, Animal Spirits, Patchogue, NY


Publications and Book Illustrations
2015 The Art of the Animal, Eds.Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke, L.A. Watson. Lantern Books, New York.
2015 Uncooped, Eds. Abbie Rogers, L.A.Watson. Published for The National Museum of Animals and Society.
2010 Paul Bunyan Lives! and Other Tales from the Natural World, by Michael O’Rourke
1996-2011 Public Illumination Magazine, Italy


Web Presence
The Drawing Center
Women’s Environmental Artist’s Directory WEAD
Kentler International Drawing Space
Nurture Art
City Without Walls
Vimeo


Curation
2016 SPOM: Fourteen Women Artists Explore the Sexual Politics of Meat, The National Museum for Animals and Society, co-curated with Kathryn Eddy and L.A.Watson,
Los Angeles, CA.
2014 What Does Art Add?: figuring the more-than-human world, City Without Walls, co-curated with Kathryn Eddy,
Newark, NJ.


Education
Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA
New York University, Post-Graduate studies
Colorado State University, BFA
 
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