Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Janice DeLoof received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE. She continued her visual arts training through graduate studies in drawing and painting and art education at California State University, Long Beach. DeLoof completed her training with a Master of Arts in Painting at California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Since 1981 Janice DeLoof has exhibited throughout the United States. Selected private and public galleries and museums include California solo exhibitions at Angel’s Ink, The Ivey Gallery, Gallery 318, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, LA ArtCore Gallery, Saddleback College Art Gallery. and the Brand Library Gallery. Group U.S. and international exhibitions including Laguna Art Museum, CA; United Nations World Conference on Women, Beijing, China; California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA; Fuel Gallery, Seattle, WA; Art Space Gallery, CA; Suzanne Brown Contemporary, AZ, Amos Enos Gallery, New York, NY; Bowers Museum, CA; Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA.

Janice DeLoof’s site-specific Southern California public art projects were included in “LA River Fest” sponsored by Friends of the LA River ; American Savings Plaza/Fullerton Museum, “A Peoples Place”; South Coast Plaza/Laguna Art Museum, “The People Corridor.” She painted a mural entitled “Suburban Desert” on a city bus for the Orange County Transit District’s “Art in Motion” program
Isolation is a recurrent theme in Janice DeLoof’s work. She sees art as a means of bringing people out of isolation. “In her works, Janice DeLoof creates explosive mixed-media drama through the metaphor of common furniture, spinning emotionally charged tales that center on the home and family dissonance…transformed into paintings, prints, mixed media, and installation heart-wrenching, intimate family scenarios, rooted in her own experiences but which have universal reverberation (Southern California ~ Artweek).
Janice DeLoof’s artwork is found in numerous private & public art collections. Private California collectors include Mr. Arnold Rifkin, Dr. & Mrs. Richard Sternberg, Dr. Diane Ross, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Friedman, Mr. & Mrs. McNulty; Mrs. James Perkins, Omaha, NE, and Mr. Jack Anderson, Paris, France. California Corporate & Business Collections include Pettit & Martin, Irvine Company, AABN-ABRO Bank; Atkinson, Andelson & Loya, CA.

Numerous California articles and reviews have been written on DeLoof’s artwork. These include the Los Angeles Times, Artweek, Orange County Register, Visions Art Quarterly, Long Beach Press Telegram, San Francisco Examiner; ArtScene. Suvan Geer, Orange County Register, writes, “DeLoof layers her scenes of soundless urban anguish with a carefully manipulated childlike innocence that often masks the seriousness of her content…a forceful cheerfulness…”

While Janice DeLoof’s professional fine art career continues to bring her ever greater recognition in the art world, she has also taught at such institutions as University of California Irvine; Fullerton College, California State University, Fullerton; and Cerritos College. Janice served as Curator for the Fullerton Museum Center, CA; John Thomas & Art Store Galleries, CA. She was the Coordinator for the Women’s Caucus for Art 1999 National Conference Exhibit in Los Angeles, CA. In 1993 Janice DeLoof became a Board Member for the Fullerton School District’s All the Arts for all the Kids Foundation, and is currently a member of their Advisory Board.

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