Janet Culbertson

Iron Gate

Shelter Island Heights, New York

Janet’s first New York City exhibit in 1969 was called “Elegy to Nature.” Since then she has been painting and drawing the many diverse aspects of the landscape fascinated by our love yet exploitation of nature. She grew up in Western Pennsylvania, attended Carnegie Mellon University and after graduating came to New York City to live, paint and earn her master’s degree at NYU which enabled her to teach art at Pace University and Pratt art school. During the seventies she had four one woman shows, received a C.A.P.S. New York state graphics award, proposed and worked on two Heresies issues and wrote an article on ECOTAGE.


“I have been involved in ecological and political issues as long as I can remember. Canoeing in Pennsylvania with my dad I witnessed the river turning a sulfurous orange with cinders floating in it.”Janet Culbertson