Janet Rutkowski

Janet Rutkowski

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Janet Rutkowski

Born in Staten Island, I am a native New Yorker. I attended the High School of Art and Design but didn’t find my calling until ten years after art school. At first I took some life drawing classes at the New School but then I found sculpting. I happened upon the studio of Arturo DiModica ( who is the creator of the infamous bull on Wall Street) where I started to learn stone carving. Then afterwards studied with Mr. Sabastiano Mineo and his son Ron at Art Life Studios on the upper east side.
There, I worked in traditional stone and wood carving along with sculpting clay.
I was fortunate to have a teacher and to this day , dear friend Ron Mineo who directed me onto my true path of metal working. I studied at the Sculpture Center on the upper east side. Steel / welding was an instant love and I have been working in it ever since. My career in metalwork has gone full circle over the past twenty five years . I began with the abstract, moved onto the functional , extended to the architectural and now have returned back to the sculptural with all disciplines under my belt. I am truly living my dream.


High School of Art and Design NYC


Reflections From the Inner Citadel
Time Arts Gallery NYC
Curated by April Zhang-Autio
Nov. 7th- Nov.22nd 2020
Solo Exhibition