Janis Goodman was born in New York City. She is a practicing artist with a studio in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. Her large-scale paintings and drawings move between the narrative and the deconstructed. The work is a conversation around gesture, the mark and the symbolic nature of visual language. Her has been shown nationally in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Maine, and Washington, D.C. Internationally she has exhibited in Greece, Peru, Russia, Germany, Italy, England, and The Netherlands. In addition to her private studio practice she is a member of Workingman Collective, a group of artists doing site-specific and community related projects. Janis has been the arts reviewer for WETA's TV program Around Town since 2001. She co-curated the traveling photography exhibition Is Seeing Believing? The Real, The Surreal, The Unreal in Contemporary Photography. She has lectured at the National Gallery of Art and has been a visiting artist and lecturer at colleges and artist residencies in the United States. Janis has received numerous D.C. Commission on the Arts Grants to Individual Artists and is a recipient of a National Endowment support grant. She is cited in Who's Who in American Art and other publications.