J.A. Panetta


Contact Information

japanetta@demoninabox.com

http://www.demoninabox.com/

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Printmaking/Drawing

Artist's Statement

I want the viewer drawn into the art work through a complexity of lines. Lines that are meant to both delineate and blur the familiar and the arcane, the sacred and the profane. Once engaged, we establish a public intimacy that can repel or compel further visual conversation that mirrors the complexity of life.

Selected Exhibitions

2013
Inside the White Cube, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK

No Place for Cucumber Trees, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship Award Juried Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
White Cube, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

The Day and The Hour Unknown, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Naked in New Hope, Sidetracks Gallery, New Hope, PA

15th Annual National Small Works, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC

It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY

Love Print, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Anatomy Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Juried Student Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009
68th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Spring Juried Student Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Spring Juried Student Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Works on Paper, Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Fall Juried Student Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Fall Juried Student Exhibit, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Italian Market Show, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

1995
Interviews with members of the Negro League and Girls Professional League, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

1995
Created the “Literacy through the Arts” Syllabus: Staging Myself which was adopted by NJ Department of Education for at-risk children and included in the arts education exchange at the Kennedy Center for the Arts

1993, 1996
Lead writer and director for collaborative scripts accessioned to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History and the National Baseball Hall of Fame

1993
Interviews, resulting performance script: Rural Routes, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC

1987
Collaborative Video Project, The Black Telephone, Independent Vision Program/WHYY-TV, screened at the San Francisco Video Festival

Awards and Honors

2007
Honorable Mention, Cast Glass, Samuels S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Special Award, Book Arts, Samuels S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

1996
Distinguished Arts Award, NJ Council for the Arts

1989
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, New Media

1987
PA Council for the Arts Fellowship, Collaborative Arts

Collections

2013
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, Connecticut

2010
President’s Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Academy Collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Robert F. Looney Print Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Grants

1992 - 1997
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
William Penn Foundation
NJ Council for the Arts
NJ Council for the Humanities
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Puffin Foundation

Publications

1990
“Play on Words-Creating Theater from Memoir” NJ Folklife Journal,
(presented paper and workshop at the American College Theater Conference)

Education

2014
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Certificate, Printmaking

1979
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and London, UK
Graduate Study, Theater

1978
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
BA, Theater