Janice Vitkovsky was born in South Australian and began her career in glass by attaining a Bachelor of Applied Arts at the South Australian School of Art. Since graduating, she participated in a two-year traineeship at JamFactory Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design, in the glass workshop. Having continued her making in various studios in Adelaide, she undertook an Australia Council Mentorship with Artist Giles Bettison in New York. She graduated with Honours in Visual Art from the Australian National University, Canberra. Her awards include the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society award, and Object Gallery award for Studio based practice.
Her work has been acquired for many important public and private collections worldwide, and has been included in exhibitions in Australia, Asia, Germany and the USA.
Janice is a dedicated and passionate artist, who loves her material and continues to experiment with her work. She is highly skilled in the murrini technique, which is paramount in the execution of her glass sculptures and wall panels, resulting in a brilliant visual play of light and colour. The murrini construction within her glass allows her to achieve intricate flowing patterns that depict motion.
Her work is concerned with perpetual experience and how we internalize and re-interpret our experiences. She is interested in how we process our movement within our physical surrounds and our emotional responses that make up our view of reality outside ourselves.
Janice creates abstract landscapes within her work that reference a mapping of sorts, employing rhythmic and flowing patterns layered with colour that convey a sense of motion and fluidity. By working with pattern and the kinetics of light, the works read two dimensionally representing a capturing of a moment of time, the moment ‘when’ it becomes solidified in our minds, as memory.