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,
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
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
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.