Janet Rutkowski | Janet Rutkowski BFD Firehouse Studios | Brooklyn NY | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Brooklyn NY
Industry: Fine Arts
Professional Title: Janet Rutkowski BFD Firehouse Studios
Specialties: abstract sculpture, outdoor installations

- About -

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 and the New School but then I found sculpting. I happened upon the studios of Arturo DiModica. (Who is the creator of the renowned bull on Wall Street.) This is where I started to learn stone carving. Then afterwards I studied with Mr. Sabastiano Mineo and his son Ron at Art Life Craft 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 thirty five years. I began with the abstract, moved on to the functional, extended to the architectural and now have returned back to the sculptural with all disciplines under my belt.