Janet Filomeno's Lotus Rising Series is on View now Virtually at the Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York

Monday, December 11, 2023.

Pictured Above: Janet Filomeno’s working studio in Bucks County, PA.  Photo Credit: Contributed.

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New York, NY – Now through March 30, 2024, the Walter Wickiser Gallery, Inc. is honored to present a virtual exhibition featuring acclaimed Bucks County contemporary artist, Janet Filomeno.


The artist states: “The Lotus Rising Series was inspired by reading a poem by Cao Zhi (192-232) a poet who lived during the HAN Dynast and the Three Kingdoms Period of Chinese History.  The poem is titled “Nymph of the Luo River”

“In this series, I have re-introduced color to the work in a bold way.  I am very much drawn to the ideas that combine the gestures of Ab-Ex Abstraction, the serial qualities of Pop, the operatic gesture of the Baroque, influences of ancient Chinese Landscape Painting, all infused with past, and present personal histories.  These multi-cultural influences inspire a collective referral to the history of art and allow my own personal expression to align with the cultural context which we live in today.” – Janet Filomeno

To experience the full Janet Filomeno Lotus Rising Series at the Walter Wickiser’s Virtual Gallery, visit: walterwickisergallery.com or the virtual gallery can also be viewed in the Artsty View Room at Artsy.net

Pictured Above: Lotus Rising No. 9, Janet Filomeno, 2012.  Photo Credit: Sourced

More about the Walter Wickiser Gallery, Soho, New York:


The Walter Wickiser Gallery was established in 1992 in Soho, New York. As the son of American artist and art educator Ralph Wickiser – who was the former Chairman of the graduate Fine Art program at Pratt Institute from 1962-1978 – Walter Wickiser was born and raised in the American art world amongst internationally renowned modern artists including Barnett Newman,Phillip Guston, Jacob Lawrence, George McNeil, Stephen Pace and Phillip Pearlstein. Friendship, at a very early age, with the Milton Avery and Yasuo Kuniyoshi families provided a special mentoring and education which proved very beneficial to his career as an art dealer. 


Wickiser’s career as an art dealer formally began in 1990 in Soho, NY, when he became the first director of the first gallery to be established in the United States from mainland China. This led to establishing his primary direction as a gallery director to exhibit work by American and Asian-American painters, as well as artists from China, Japan and Korea. It has always been the focus of the Wickiser Gallery to create a visual dialogue between various cultures, and simultaneously reminds us of the ability of art to transcend cultural boundaries. Today the focus has shifted to midrange and Post War international artists…more

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