2018 Artist Biographies

 

Janis Napoli Arrangements of GFS grown flowers

Janis has been growing and propagating plants since she was a teen. She has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture and trained at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She worked at Brooklyn Botanic before managing the horticulture department at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. She spent the last year at Snug Harbor Botanical Garden in Staten Island gardening in the NY Chinese Scholar Garden, Rose Garden and Annual Garden before coming to Grounds For Sculpture.  

 

Eric Schultz Found object sculpture

Eric is a Trenton artist who works predominantly in the medium of metal, particularly found object sculpture. Eric has focused his efforts on transforming waste into sculptural treasures. He finds inspiration from animals, people, ancient myths and good stories. Schultz’ artwork can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections.

Jennifer Rubin Garey Lost wax and centrifugal casting

Jennifer currently lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where she splits her time between creating her own art and developing diverse exhibitions at Bucks County Community College. Her work focuses on how women allow themselves to be judged by external standards of body and appearance. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in museums and galleries throughout the nation.

Susan Dunsmoor Nature in hammered copper and aluminum

Susan is an artist blacksmith who creates metal art in aluminum, steel and copper. After discovering the craft of metalwork and training in several shops, she spent 15 years building decorative metal gates, railings and lighting in South Florida. She returned home to New Jersey and now works at the Seward Johnson Atelier, building sculptures and managing projects. Most of her metal art is drawn from nature, forged and hammered to reveal the beauty found in the world around us.