The St. Louis Public Library's Artist Spotlight highlights the work of professional local artists who are making an impact on the St. Louis community.
Selected artists and their work will be featured online for two months, by invitation only.
Featured Artist: Janie Stamm
Janie Stamm was born and raised on the edge of the Everglades in Broward County, FL.
She is a craft-based artist currently residing on the western banks of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. Her work focuses on preserving Florida’s environmental and Queer history in the face of climate change. She uses a craft-based practice to tell these stories. In the spring of 2019, Janie received an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis.
She was most recently the recipient of the 2019 John T. Milliken Foreign Travel Graduate Award, a Regional Arts Commission grant, a Critical Mass grant, a Dubinsky Scholarship to study at the Fine Arts Work Center, and the Frida Kahlo Creative Arts Award from Washington University in St. Louis.
Her work was featured on the cover of the December 2016 issue of Poetry magazine. Janie has shown work throughout the country including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, and throughout the St. Louis regional area. She was an artist in residence at ACRE in Wisconsin, the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, Aquarium Gallery in New Orleans, and SAFTA in Tennessee.
Janie was a teaching artist-in-residence at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis until the COVID-19 lockdowns began.