Group Exhibtion

Off The Charts

Medical Art & The Internal Body

Apr 13 – May 11, 2024

About the Exhibit

Group Exhibition
Off The Charts
Medical Art & The Internal Body
Apr 13 – May 11, 2024
Opening Reception Sat, Apr 13, 4-7pm

Jane St. Art Center is thrilled to announce our upcoming group exhibition, Off The Charts – Medical Art & The Internal Body. We invited artists from diverse backgrounds to explore and interpret medical themes through various artistic mediums: from anatomical drawings to medical imaging-inspired pieces, sculptures representing bodily systems to health-inspired paintings. The artists are intrigued by the human body and the fascinating world of medicine.

Artist Included:
Joanie Barker, Jody Borhani-D’Amico, Edward Burden, Megan Decker, Barbara Esmark, Brian Fekete, Debra Friedkin, Denise Giardullo, Lowell Handler, David Held, Jennifer Hicks, Sue Horowitz, Roshan Houshmand, Roxie Johnson, Chong Kang, David Klein, Monica Krajčovič, Josh Kramb, Alex Kveton, Anne Leith, Richard Levy, Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy, Molly Mackaman, Nicole Marino, Nizlyn, Tracy Phillips, Christy Rupp, Steven Rushefsky, John Scribner, Enne Tesse, Joni Wehrli, Stephen Whisler, Magali Wilensky

Gallery South

Brian Fekete, Corpus Callosum, 1996, oil on canvas, 56″ x 56″

Stephen Whisler, Uvula Arch, 2023, papier-mâché, paint, wood and steel, 84″ x 90″ x 13″

Roxie Johnson, I WOULD GIVE MY RIGHT ARM, 2001, printmaking/Artist’s Proof, 33″ x 27″ framed

Edward Burden, House Of Cards, 2024, photography, Giclee matte print on archival paper, 27″ x 31″ framed

Sue Horowitz, metamorphosis2, 2023, mixed/medical slide, acetate, acetate image, freestanding aluminum scrap on shelf, 18″ x 7″

Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy, Having and Holding, 2021, acrylic on paper, 37″ x 29″ framed

Joanie Barker, X-ray and Trees I, 2024, photography, 16″ x 22″ framed

Lowell Handler, Moments of Disorder: Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome, 1984, Photograph, 16″ x 20.25″ print

David Klein, Resuscitating the Brain, 1982, scratchboard, acrylic, 20″ x 16″ framed

Jennifer Hicks, Ribcage Studies #1, charcoal on paper, 22″ x 19″ framed

Jennifer Hicks, Ribcage Studies #2, charcoal on paper, 22″ x 19″ framed

Anne Leith, Torso, 2024, mixed media on panel, 29″ x 24″

Debra Friedkin, Medical Models, 2019, sculpture, 12″ x 12″ x 5″

Chong Kang, Housing Crucial Organs, 2024, mixed media, 27” x 36”

Molly Mackaman, Energy is Real, 2024, digital copies of original drawings on paper, watercolor ink, graphite pencil, sharpie marker, 35″ x 27.5″ framed

Tracy Phillips, Epidermis, 2023, oil on canvas, 42″ x 42″

Alex Kveton, MY PROSTATE, 2022, relief print of archival paper, 25.25″ x 19.25″

Gallery North

Megan Decker, The Mind, 2023, acrylic, tissue paper, glue, 3′ x 2′ x 3

Megan Decker, The Mind-Body Connection, 2023, acrylic, marker, tissue paper, glue, 1′ x 1′ x 1′

Megan Decker, The Body, 2023, acrylic, chalk paint, permanent marker, clear wax, 3′ x 2′ x 3′

Denise Giardullo, Unclear Margins, 2012, fiber, 13″ x 13″

Nizlyn, Colitis Histology #1, 2024, watercolor on cut paper, 8″ x 8″

Roshan Houshmand, Breath, 2023, encaustic, acrylic, paper on cradled wood panel, 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″

Steven Rushefsky, Seahorse Silhouette, 2023, Reed Pen & Ink and acrylic ink wash, 20″ x 16″ framed

Josh Kramb, Meander, 2023, pen, ink on wood panel, 6” x 6”

Barbara Esmark, Liver Healing, 2024, mixed media, 11″ x 11” framed

Jody Borhani-D’Amico, Migraineur, 2024, mixed media, 14″ x 20″ framed

Magali Wilensky, Heart of Hearts, 2023, mixed fabric over wooden panel, 54” x 120” x 6”

Richard Levy, Physicians’ Spirits, 2024, pastel on gesso, 12″ x 12″

Nicole Marino, So much is happening inside, 2024, oil paint on canvas, 16″ x 20″

Joni Wehrli, Hands of a Heart, 2021, acrylic on plaster, wire and foam, glass beads, 11.75″ x 6.5″ x 3.5″

Monica Krajčovič, Flora & Fauna; An Aside From a Wise, 2024, acrylic and mixed media on board, 14″ x 11″

Christy Rupp, Gold stomach, 2023, Welded steel, paper, gold credit cards, 14″ x 15″ x 10″

Enne Tesse, Rooted Organs, 2024, collage on paper, 15″ x 12″ framed

John Scribner, Inter Drift, 2022, anatomical print, wood, collage, objects, ink, gesso, pencil, 14″ x 13.5″

David Held, Pidgin, 2024, sculpture, 28″ x 12″ x 8″

About the Artist

Joanie Barker
Joan Barker is a Hudson Valley artist who employs both traditional and experimental methods in her painting and photography. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant and two Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowships and most recently, the New Visions Award from the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions including O K Harris in NYC, Photographers’ Gallery in London, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, and the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.

Joan’s work is included in numerous collections such as The Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ, The Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY and The New York Public Library. HOPPS skateboards adapted Joan’s paintings and photographs for designs on skateboards and Tech Decks as part of their Artists Series.

Joan completed her MFA at SUNY New Paltz where she taught for over 20 years. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching for the academic year 2013-2014. Joan is a member of the Women Photographers Collective of the Hudson Valley and her photographs documenting the Fresh Air Fund’s programs have been featured in The New York Times.

Jody Borhani-D’Amico
“I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.” – William Faulkner
“borhani”: logic, proof (Farsi)

My artwork explores adventure, fear and the presence of unseen burdens. I often begin taking photographs at the moment when most of us look away. I work by photographing real life and fiction, as well as by gathering castoff objects, pressing leaves, and cutting delicate paper with which I create an undergirding for figurative paintings. Laying my hands on the ephemeral is how I try to salvage memories and dreams.

I draw on imagery recalled from my family, my cultural lore and my time teaching in the carceral system, along with abundant evocations and depictions of nature. I also include elements of industrial sites, now decayed, that hold a sense of longing, nostalgia and purpose for many people.

I grew up as a newcomer in a place with a violent history laid beneath stunning landmarks– piney ridges, abandoned mine shafts, factories and smokestacks, plantations and mansions. Meanwhile my family had its own unique history with religious stigmatization, roles as both doctors and profoundly ill patients, and creative achievement. These complex, dual backgrounds affect how I see and render the world.

The warmth of neighborliness and the treasures of the natural world held me then and hold my attention now. Everyday I try to balance light and dark and my artwork watches me work. We are all seeking some kind of transcendence.

Edward Burden
Edward Burden was born in Washington D.C. in 1962. He moved to London at the age of 3, and at 9 was shipped around the east coast in various boarding schools for the rest of his undergraduate education.

Edward began taking 35mm film pictures when he was 8. He has continued to do this for his entire life. Photography was studied in school and in university, but he is essentially self taught. He has focused on portraiture, travel and street photography. In 2013 he began to explore studio photography and mixed other creative mediums as subjects for his camera. He became a resident of the Hudson River Valley in 1999, and lived in Saugerties from 2015-2023. He currently resides in Stone Ridge with his wife.

Megan Decker
Megan Decker is an emerging artist originally from Hurley, New York. While earning her BFA in Painting from Suny New Paltz, she lived in Kingston, New York. Shortly after graduating in December of 2023, Megan moved to Saugerties, New York to begin pursuing her passions within the art world. She hopes to become an art therapist to help others process and heal from stress and trauma as well as discover themselves by making art. She also hopes to use her artwork to bring awareness to chronic illness and mental health. Some of her other works are inspired by “true crime” and with that, she hopes to shed light onto victims and their families for not only justice and closure but also to humanize them and create more discourse on the ethics of true crime as a genre of media.

Barbara Esmark
Barbara Esmark is a painter and printmaker who lives and has her studio in New York!s mid-Hudson Val-ley. She did her foundation studies at the Art Students League of New York in painting, drawing and anatomy, attended Tyler School of Art and has a BFA in painting from SUNY, New Paltz.In 2005 Esmark opened beGallery in High Falls N.Y., showing the works of artists near and far. She closed the gallery in 2009 to return to working solely as a visual artist/painter. In 2019 Esmark began to reacquaint herself with the study and practice of printmaking.She also teaches and practices Tai Chi and Qigong. Esmark has many collectors throughout the Northeast and California. She exhibits throughout the Hud-son Valley of New York. In addition to her visual art, her poetry has been featured on WKZE radio!sWomen of Note, and most recently published by The Poetry Distillery, 2021, Small Batch #2. She serves on the advisory board of the Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz and the Woodstock School of Art.

Brian Fekete
Now settled and working in Kingston, NY since 2014, Brian Fekete reached the Hudson Valley by Brooklyn. He was born in Detroit in 1955, where he would eventually earn his BFA and MFA degrees. Over the course of 18 years, he established an art career before moving to Brooklyn in 1997.

Fekete has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Wayne State University, and grants from the Michigan Council for the Arts. His work is included in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, as well as numerous public and private collections, both in the US and abroad.

Debra Friedkin
Debra Friedkin studied at the Art Students League NYC and Westchester Art Workshop. She mentored privately with Lester Zakarin, an illustrator for Stan Lee Marvel Comics.

Debra is a juried member of the Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, where she serves on the Jury of Awards and the Admissions Committee. Other professional affiliations include National Association of Women Artists, Audubon Artists, and Williamsburg Art and Historical Center. An award-winning artist, Debra has widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the tri-state area.

Her work is held in private collections; and a series of her sculptures are included in the permanent collection at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Denise Giardullo
A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, Denise Giardullo has exhibited widely since 1981. Her work has been shown in many states in the United States, including New York, California, Ohio, Texas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. She has also exhibited in Bath, England. Her quilt Early Spring Rain was juried into a traveling Studio Art Quilt Association exhibition in 2023 and is published in the catalog from the exhibit. Two of her quilts were also juried into a national quilt show and traveled to many venues in the U.S. They are included in the publication Fly Me to The Moon, an art quilt journey, published by Schiffer Publishing in 2017. She has curated Quilts as an Art Form at the ASK Gallery in Kingston, NY, and has also curated figurative sculpture shows at four Wiltwyck Quilt Shows in Kingston, NY.

Working in many different mediums, she trained first as a painter and a collage artist. She now considers herself primarily an improvisational quilter, but also continues to make assemblages, encaustic works, and soft figurative sculptures. Exhibiting extensively, she belongs to many arts organizations, and has won many blue ribbons for her quilts. In 2019 she was inducted into the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame.

Lowell Handler
Lowell Handler is a photographer, filmmaker, and author whose pictures have appeared in Life, Newsweek, Elle, U.S. News & World Report, The (London) Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazines, as well as many journals from Brazil to Japan.

Handler served as associate producer, narrator, presenter, co-writer, and photographer for the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary “Twitch and Shout,” which won the San Francisco International Film Festival and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Lowell also wrote a memoir of the same name, about his life with Tourette syndrome, (Penguin 1998). He has directed two short documentary films, (Terefu and Her Children, and Bernardo and Veronica), and released an eBook, “Crazy and Proud,” that includes a video he produced.

Lowell worked on the tenured faculty at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where he was an educator from 2000 to 2020. Lowell held the position of associate professor of photography and the Greenspan Trust-Handel Foundation Endowed Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is also the Vice-Chair of the NY State advisory board of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, a non-profit helping people living with developmental disabilities, autism, and their families.

Lowell was the technical consultant and set photographer on the film Niagara, Niagara starring Robin Tunney and Henry Thomas, the still photographer on Gary Winick’s feature The Tic Code, starring Gregory Hines and Polly Draper, and partial inspiration for the touretting detective, played by Ed Norton in the film Motherless Brooklyn, (Nov. 2019) based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel.

Handler is featured in Ric Burns PBS documentary film Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, and in Sacks’ last posthumous book release Everything in its Place, (Knopf April 2019) which includes a chapter called “Travels with Lowell” that chronicles their trips together throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Terefu and Her Children, a short doc about a family of Ethiopian Jews in Israel, directed by Lowell was distributed by WGBH on YouTube.

David Held
David Held (b. 1954, NY] is an interdisciplinary artist based in New Paltz, NY. He received his degree from the Center for Media Studies from SUNY Buffalo. He has exhibited and performed in exhibitions at numerous exhibitions including the International Computer Music Conference and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. His audio work was also featured in Nam June Paik’s video on Merce Cunningham entitled “Merce by Merce by Paik”. He was honored with a Mid-Hudson Arts Grant and a NYS Council of the Arts Grant. Held’s work has been written about in MIT’s Journal of Computer Music.

Jennifer Hicks
Jennifer Hicks was born in Lawrenceville, NJ, to an artist/opera singer mother and artist/EMT/“mad scientist” father. She received her MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University (2006), her Degree in Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1996), and BFA from Tufts University (1984). Additionally, Ms. Hicks won the prestigious Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University (1996).

She has exhibited and performed widely in such prominent settings as The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tsai Performance Center, Mobius, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Bromfield Gallery Boston, CRASHarts Boston, CAVE NYC, The Boulder Fringe Festival, The Boulder Butoh Festival, The San Francisco Butoh Festival, New Orleans Fringe Festival, Artisterium Tbilisi, Movement Research at Judson Church, Club Helsinki, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Oberon, Naropa University, and participated in collaborations with Liars & Believers, a Cambridge-based theater company. She was a long-time member of Mobius (1996-2006), the longest-running performance art collective in the US, based in Boston. Ms. Hicks is also an alumna of Franklin Furnace, a nonprofit organization that annually awards grants to early-career artists.

Sue Horowitz
Sue is a self-taught mixed-media artist, Brooklyn-born and living in Ulster County since 1974. Her work revolves around time, decay and preservation. Affiliations with regional organizations have been influential for growth and continuity in her work. Some of these are R&F Encaustics, Kingston,NY, the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY, and the New York Foundation for the Arts in NYC. As an avid canoeist and hiker, the Hudson Valley and Adirondacks are inspirational magnets providing seeds for experimentation. Sue’s work has been shown in galleries and museums in the Northeast and her work is in private collections.

Roshan Houshmand
Roshan Houshmand is an Iranian/American artist and educator who was born in the Philippines in 1961 and raised there and in Iran. Her BA is from Bennington College in Vermont (1982) and her MA and MFA are from Rosary College Graduate School of Fine Arts, Dominican University, in Florence, Italy (1983, 1984). Roshan also studied in NYC with Julio Alpuy from the Torres Garcia School of Universal Constructivism. More recently, in 2016,18 and 20 she studied traditional Buddhist sacred thangka drawing and painting at the Shechen Monastery’s Tsering Art School in Nepal.

Roshan’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including in the exhibition TOTEM at the Boca Raton Museum of Art; MEAM in Barcelona; Taubman Gallery at Michigan University; Museo Mazzoni in Maldonado and MuHar in Montevideo, Uruguay; Italia Docet/Laboratorium (a collaborative event of the 56th Venice Biennale), and 21st Century American Women Artists at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Belgium. Her most recent solo exhibition is Beyond the Physical at the Riverfront Art Gallery, part of the Yonkers Public Library, in February and March 2024.

Roshan is an online adjunct drawing instructor at Southern New Hampshire University. She lives and works in Andes, NY.

Roxie Johnson
Born and raised in a tiny suburb of NYC, I grew up a quirky, shy, pencil-thin young girl. “It was through learning to trust my curiosity and inner muse that deconstructing and reconstructing quickly became my favorite childhood pastimes. Full circle, they remain a trademark of the work I produce today. I have been a fine artist and educator of the visual arts for 40+ years. Teaching a full range of studio technique and medium, I focused on building emotionally stable and safe environments for young creatives. I relocated to the Hudson River Valley in 1984 amidst completing an MFA in Illustration with honors from Syracuse University. Career highlights include: grant recipient / National Endowment for the Humanities; 2 summer fellowships in printmaking at Skidmore college; with additional studies conducted in Florence, Italy and Santa Fe, NM. Select awards have been received from the Palm Spring Art Museum and twice from NAWA (National Association of Women Artists), along with recognition in the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Art for greeting card design. (Thank you, Jim Mullen!) Known widely in past years for my unique approach to the etching process, I have exhibited in juried competitions nationally as well as in galleries of the Mid-Hudson and Metropolitan area. With a gradual shift towards abstraction, my current approach to drawing, painting and printmaking feels fresh and liberating. I know this is where I belong.”

Chong Kang
Art shapes forms and colors, creating a narrative that resonates with everyone’s personal Experience. Chong received her BFA in painting from MICA in Baltimore, Md, and has been a muralist since the late 80s and received painting commissions from private clients throughout the United States, Great Britain, and France. She has participated in group shows from NC to NYC and solo shows in commercial spaces. There is a relationship between the classical periods and modernity that is constantly being explored in her paintings. Chong utilizes urban and natural environments as symbolic subjects. Her exaggerated tones and neon colors document contemporary times.

David Klein
For 45 years David G Klein has worked for leading Newspapers, Magazines, and book publishers. Clients include NYT and the Wall Street Journal. Books he’s illustrated include the Scarlet Letter, Frankenstein, the Short Stories of Mark Twain, and Sword of Shannara. David Is the co-author of the Paper Shtetl: A cutout and assembled model of an eastern European Jewish town. David worked in comics for Marvel and DC with characters like Spiderman and Batman. He is the author of his own graphic novel The Golem’s Voice. He is a co-founder of Point Made Animation, creating animated explainer videos for marketing, professional development, and education. Three Strikes Press published Brooklyn Rescued Bestiary, a fine art book, hand printed and bound with David’s hand-engraved illustrations, celebrating Sean Casey Animal Rescue. David is one of the founding members of INX Newspaper Editorial Illustration Syndicate and their publishing arm, NOW WHAT MEDIA. His work is prominent in their 40-year retrospective.

Monica Krajčovič
Monica Krajcovic is a Tillson based artist born and raised in the Hudson valley. They graduated from Montserrat College of Art, outside of Boston, and specialize in painting and water based mediums. Drawing inspiration from folk lore, mythology, and traditional occult sources. Their work often revolves around the human form twisted by and to nature. Featuring motifs of folk tales, nature, botanical illustration, and movement.

Alex Kveton
From the beginning of his life Alex was privy to both technical and artistic views of the world. While his father taught him the ageless techniques of wood and metal craft, his mother opened his eyes to the possibilities of artistic imagination. Alex studied at the Technical College of Mechanical Engineering and received his Master Degree in Sculpture and Industrial Design from Academy of Arts Architecture and Design Prague, Czech Republic. Having established himself as a mature sculptor in his native Czechoslovakia, Alex left his homeland and traveled to Austria, where he created several successful commissions. In 1983 he moved to the United States. He settled in New York City and began a challenging and successful career as a Head of Art Division at one of the leading arts and architectural metal fabricators in the United States. Bernar Venet, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Larry Bell, Tom Vesselmann, Richard Anuskiewicz are just few of artists Alex has worked with, applying his knowledge, expertise, and talent to transform vision into reality Alex Kveton’s work has been widely exhibited and can be found in permanent collection of Czech National Gallery in Prague, Museum of Art Ostrava Czech Republic, MoMA New York City, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA and in numerous private and corporate collections in Europe, USA, South America, Canada and Russia. His work has received many awards and he shares a US patent for AlgoRytm Technologies, a non-deformational bending of material. He currently lives and works in Saugerties, NY with his wife Barbara.

Anne Leith
I have studied both art and art history in the US and Europe. I currently live in the Hudson River Valley. My work experience includes art restoration, teaching art at Rosemont College in PA (and numerous art centers), working at the Guggenheim Museum in NY, curating and marketing for a pioneer international online art gallery, and primarily, as the owner of Allartstudio, a video company specializing in creating content for artists and non-profit art organizations.

My exhibition history is ongoing and diverse, both in the US and Europe and includes galleries, cultural art-spaces, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, university galleries, museums, etc.

Richard Levy
I realized that I had artistic aptitude while in high school around age 15. I majored in Fine Arts at Haverford College, while taking prerequisite sciences for medical school. My artistic pursuits lapsed until around 2019 at age 62, when I started taking figure drawing classes at Woodstock School of Art. Since then, I have expanded my repertoire from pencil sketching to include color pastel. I draw both small and large scales. I am quite interested in and motivated by what I can achieve in the studio before finishing at home, via cell phone photographs. I have lived in Saugerties for over 15 years, and have exhibited at Emerge Gallery and the WSA Student shows. I try to draw every day, usually from online modeling sites.

Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy
Elizabeth Mihaltse Lindy (b. 1970) is a multi-disciplinary artist with a conceptual and material focus. She employs painting, sculpted paper, photography, and video to delve into themes of the female body, life cycles, and material transformation.

Her work has been exhibited in group shows across the United States, encompassing juried and curated exhibitions at local, artist-run galleries such as Jane Street Art Center (Saugerties, NY), Womenswork.Art Gallery (Poughkeepsie, NY), MAPSpace (Port Chester, NY), and Art Center (East, Vernon, CT).

Mihaltse Lindy earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and an MFA in Visual Art from Lesley University College of Art + Design in Cambridge, MA. She has furthered her artistic studies in painting at Parsons School of Design at The New School and The Art Students League of New York, as well as in Tuscany, Italy at Spannocchia, and in Paros, Greece at The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts. Currently residing and working in Beacon, New York.

Molly Mackaman
Molly Mackaman is a painter working primarily in acrylics and clay-based house paint. Born and raised in Iowa, she attended college at the University of Iowa, where she earned a BFA in painting and drawing. Having lived in NYC for over three decades, Molly reclaimed her rural roots and moved to the Saugerties area. Currently residing in Malden-on-Hudson, she is inspired every day by the mystery and power of the nearby Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

Nicole Marino
Nicole Marino is an artist, surgical physician assistant, and unicyclist from Queens, NY. She creates surreal medical art; a unique fusion of her background as a surgical physician assistant and her passion for whimsical art. Some of her favorite mediums are paint, pen, pencil, digital art, and clay.

Nicole graduated from St. John’s University’s PA program in 2016 and since then she has been working night shifts in the surgical department. Her work can be found in Narrateur, Reflections on Caring, Issue Twelve at The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. She self published her books Nicoolers Atlas of Anatomy on Blurb and Nicoolers Coloring Book of Anatomical Curiosities on Amazon.

Nizlyn is a New York-based artist who suffers from a chronic gastrointestinal condition, Microscopic Colitis. Though her injuries are microscopic, she aims to call attention to invisible illnesses. She handles paper as if it were the body and as such, uses a knife to cut it to reveal its delicate nature. Nizlyn received her MFA from Lesley University and has exhibited her work internationally.

Tracy Phillips
Prior to moving my studio to the Catskills in 2015, I spent almost 40 years in Brooklyn where I developed my painting practice. My work has shown in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. I studied Fine Art at Parsons School of Design, graduating in 1983.

Christy Rupp
Christy Rupp is an American eco-artist, and citizen scientist. Born in Rochester NY, she is too young for Elvis, and too old for Barbie. Currently living & working in NYC and the Hudson Valley on the unceded tribal lands of the Munsee/Lenape peoples.

Originating from an interest in urban ecology and the waste stream, Rupps work taps into universal themes of climate change and justice.

She has received grants from Anonymous as a Woman Foundation, CALL (Creating a Living Legacy) Award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts & Art Matters Inc. Her work has been visible recently at The Schunck Museum in Heerlen, in the Netherlands, Museum of Art & Design NYC, Howl Happening in NYC, Hudson Hall in Hudson NY, and the Maier Museum in Lynchburg, VA.

Steven Rushefsky
I live in the Hudson Valley. I studied art at Binghamton University. My focus is drawing on paper. Periods of working in printmaking and clay have enhanced the textures I can create and also have given me a sense of how to build up a drawing in several working layers.

I participate in several group exhibitions each year nationwide – recent exhibits include North Carolina, Michigan, Rhode Island, Maryland and New York. I have had three solo exhibitions in New Jersey.

John Scribner
Born in New York City, John Scribner has over 40 years of experience as an artist participating in group and solo shows. His collage, sculpture, and mixed- media have been exhibited in New York City, Woodstock, Saugerties, and Olive, New York, in the UK, and on Dodomu, an online gallery based in Brooklyn, New York. He is an Exhibiting Artist Member at The National Arts Club and has been a regular contributor to their Annual Roundtable Exhibition since 2021. John regularly exhibits his work at Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM), where he is an Active Member, and at the Olive Free Library. John received a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University, where he also studied Applied Art. Additional studies include The Arts Students League – where he was mentored by Ted Jacobs and Richard Poussette-Dart, The School of Visual Arts, and the Film/Video Arts School.

Enne Tesse
Enne Tesse works in a variety of two- and three-dimensional art media. She studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC earning her Master of Fine Arts degree. Her works have been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US and Japan. Collections include the Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, the Kyoto Costume Institute, and the Sol LeWitt Collection. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist Commission Grant, and the Arts Mid-Hudson Under-Recognized Artist Award. Exhibitions include Enne Tesse Animal Kingdom, Super Secret Projects, Beacon, NY; Unusual Threads, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT; Time Travelers, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz; Go Figure, Jane St. Art Center, Saugerties, NY; Word, Gallery 44, Frederick, MD. She lives in Beacon, NY.

Joni Wehrli
Joni Wehrli is a painter and sculptor who lives and works in New York City and Livingston Manor. She began her career during the 1980s in the East Village and has had multiple solo exhibitions in NYC and Livingston Manor. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions in galleries, alternative spaces and university museums in New York and throughout the East Coast, including White Columns, Pace University, SUNY Albany, Hartwick College and Marymount Manhattan College. She is a board member of the Catskill Art Space and serves as board liaison on CAS’s Artist Council.

Stephen Whisler
I was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1953. My father was a fighter pilot in the US Navy and my family moved from the east coast to California and back several times, as well as being posted in Taiwan for several years. Finally settling in California, I received my BA in art from UC Davis in1975. After earning my MFA in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, my wife Sabine Reckewell and I moved to New York City in1983. We lived in a loft in SoHo for 26 years and raised our daughter Emma there.

My sculptures and drawings were included in group and solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, Chicago and California as well as institutions such as Artist’s Space, The New Museum,The Madison Art Center, The Bedford Gallery and the Berkeley Art Center. I was represented in New York by Patricia Hamilton, Lang and O’Hara Gallery and in California by Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery.

Along with making art, I designed and manufactured furniture in New York and worked as an interior designer and contractor. My wife and I owned a furniture and design store in New York and I also exhibited my designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair and other furniture fairs in New York City.

After getting burned-out on life in Manhattan, in 2008 Sabine and I sold our downtown loft and moved to Napa, California where we lived and worked for thirteen years. I had a major one person exhibition at Sonoma State University called The Tyranny of Objects which was the culmination of five years of work that dealt with the military and nuclear weapons in sculpture, drawing, prints, installations and photographs. Sabine and I recently returned to the East Coast and settled in Saugerties, NY, where we both have studios and continue our art explorations.

Magali Wilensky
Magali Wilensky is an Award-winning New York-based multidisciplinary artist, healer, teacher and mother of two. Her work is now owned by a few Private collectors including The Yuko Nii Foundation from Wah Center (Williamsburg Art & Historic Center)

Magali moved from Argentina to Miami, Florida where she received a Bachelors in Fine Arts from The Art Institute of Miami 2006. There she developed her rolled fabric technique which she exhibited in galleries and other institutions in New York, Miami, and Buenos Aires.

In 2008 Her art took her into an inward journey and had to study more about the body, mind and soul. She became a massage therapist, a sound healer, a yoga and meditation instructor and used art to bring more awareness to the self and the oneness of all. She and her whole family founded and owns a Wellness Center called Om’echaye where Magali teaches all of these modalities and gives privates.

Magali moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2013 to study and graduated from Brooklyn College with a Masters in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA). She and her team created an interactive and durational Performance to encourage audiences to explore a collective altered state of consciousness.

Magali created an art production company in Brooklyn called Life & Matter, where she and her husband presented art shows, performances, workshops and expressive art classes. Currently, Magali lives in Brooklyn, where she exhibits work in galleries, takes on commissions, and has her own healing practice.

Magali, with her husband and two small children, all share the mission of blending art within all aspects of their life, to include education, philosophy, wellness, community building, and of course, art making.

Gallery Hours

• During  opening receptions 4-7pm

Regular Gallery Hours
Thursday 12-5
Friday-Saturday 12-6
Sunday 12-5
& Showing by Appointments
Closed Holidays



11 Jane St, Suite A,
Saugerties, NY, 12477

(845) 217-5715

Jane St Art Center