Janay Everett

Janay Everett

Santa Monica, CA, United States

About Janay Everett

Janay Everett (born in Philadelphia, United States) is an artist who mainly works with painting. Everett tries to focus on being present in the act of painting. The character, shape or content of the presented artwork is secondary. The essential things are the moment and the intention to create. With references to Neo-classicism and impressionism, her paintings are an investigation into representations of situations as well as depictions and ideas that can only be realized in painting. Her works are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment are important. The energy of a place and its emotional influence is always a key component. She creates work through a reflective process which can be considered as a personal ritual. Her work urges us to renegotiate painting as being part of our contemporary society. Janay Everett currently lives and works in Santa Monica.


2015 Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Los Angeles CA
2007 The Creative Circus, Atlanta, GA
2005 Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
2002 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions
2018 Nude Art LA, Artshare LA Los Angeles
2018 Buckwild Gallery, Science and Technology
2018 Venice Grind, Mar Vista Art Walk
2018 Venice Grind, Mar Vista Art Walk
2017 Conception Art Show, Iron Triangle Brewery, Los Angeles CA
2016 Oddville Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2016 Barnsdall Art Center Holiday Sale, Los Angeles CA
2013 Downtown LA Artwalk, Groundworks, Los Angeles CA
2011 Ennosix Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2005 Arts Beats and Lyrics Presents: Cold Busted, The Defoor Centre, Atlanta, GA
2005 While You Were Sleeping, Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
2005 The Exchange, Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
2004 Black Eyes Colored Souls Allie’s Place, Atlanta, GA
2004 P.S. 101 Arts For All Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2004 For the Love Of Art: Perspectives on the Significance of Woman The Five Spot Atlanta, GA
2004 T.D. Jakes Megafest 2004 Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
2004 The Rainbow Forgot About Us Atlanta International School, Atlanta, GA
2003 The Wrong Side of the Tracks Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
2000 Emotions The Great Frame Up, Roswell, GA

Solo Exhibitions
2008 Live Painting at Wonderfull Event, The Echo, Los Angeles CA
2008 Launch Party for Stacy Epps, Baldwin Hills, CA
2005 Arranged Introduction, Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA
2004 For Sisters Only, Atlanta, GA
2004 Launch Party for Chap Lips Magazine, Atlanta, GA
2004 Launch Party for Two-8 Counts Dance Company, Atlanta, GA