Janice L. Moore
Moore paints in oils from her studio in Freeport, ME. Born in Canada, her family is from Nova Scotia, and her childhood was spent along the border of northern Maine. At fourteen, Moore’s family moved to the coast where she found her community of creatives. After graduating from Waynflete School and Sarah Lawrence College, she traveled extensively before landing in New York City. Moore spent a decade there, working in the art and fashion worlds, then finally returned home to Maine to raise her son.
Moore pursues an ongoing exploration of Maine's industrial landscapes and structures that are centered around work and labor. She shows her art in traditional gallery settings and has a particular interest to showcase her art in places of healing. Moore has spent a fair amount of time in these settings herself and understands their worth.
Moore’s curatorial work focuses on underutilized and sometimes unconventional spaces to create exhibits on her particular themes and obsessions. She always includes a range of different perspectives, from well-established artists to those who have never shared their work before. She loves the unique community narratives that result from these combined invitations and calls for art.
Moore’s work is in many private and public collections, including the Maine Museum of Innovation, Learning + Labor, LL Bean, The Roux Institute, Brigham & Women's MS Center, Maine Beer, and Maine Health, among others.