Janelle Schneider

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I am a multi-disciplinary visual artist focused on fine art and design. My experience includes painting using both physical and digital media, and creating virtual materials for film, television and product design.

Painting is my personal expression and escape. Working between physical and digital mediums offers continuous creative challenge; each method feeds and informs the other in my work. 

My current paintings are figurative expressions in acrylic on canvas or birch panels that for me invoke an inner experience where emotion and memory entwine.

During 2013 - 2016 my time was marked by the losses of 4 loved ones in quick succession. The grief broke me open, and I existed in a place beyond words. I experienced re-evaluation, a re-prioritization of what is truly meaningful. Then I started painting again.

Working through my grief and finding solace in an archive of inherited family photos, the first painting was of a loved one and I in the snow. Then I painted another, and another, until I had captured each of my four lost loved ones in a memory, each an ordinary moment in time. Working on these canvases helped me sit with and process my grief, and they became a celebration, a requiem. 

I was brought up to believe that we live on in the memories of others. Sometimes I gather random thrifted photos, the faded subjects holding stories forgotten. Sitting with each one, I listen and then I paint.

 My paintings are held in private collections in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway.

Thank you for your interest in my work.


Select Show Highlights

2023 Figures & Faces | Cannon Beach Arts Association Gallery

2020 UNLIMITED 2020 Alumni Salon Show |  PNCA Online Gallery

          Chibi Amabie | Minimus Gallery | Instagram International Art Museum

2016 Stargazing | Schomburg Gallery | Santa Monica, CA

2015 Big & Small Show | Red e Cafe Gallery | Portland, OR

2012 Marin Artists Invitational Exhibit | Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter , Oakland, CA.

2009 Control SOMArts (juried) | San Francisco, CA.

          Art of the Spirit (juried) | O'Hanlon Center for the Arts | Mill Valley, CA.

          Smaller Than A Breadbox (invitational, juried) | Olive Hyde Art Gallery | Fremont, CA.

2008 LACDA “Snap To Grid” | Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA


BFA | PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Social media
Over 1000 followers on Facebook Art page
Group Projects
The Science Tarot Deck | original paintings for the suit of wands | Sept 2010
Works held in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Norway.
Publications, Articles & Exhibit Catalogues

APERO Catalogue "Observe" - August 2017,  pages 25-26
"Circle in a Square; Compositions 2008-2014", print book 54 pages, September 30, 2014
Science Tarot Deck - 14 paintings, in both digital and acrylic for the Suit of Wands 2010
"Control – An Exhibition of California Women Artists", SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco 2009
Nunez, Susana. “Smaller Than I Breadbox” Tri-City Voice. January 2009. Website article, Html file
"Marin Arts Tourguide", Marin Arts Open, Open Studios catalogue
Curatorial Projects
Jan, 2010 Counterpoint | Marin Community Foundation | Novato, CA.
Maker’s Faire Editor’s Choice Blue Ribbon | The Science Tarot
Outstanding Design Thesis Award, BFA Thesis Show, PNCA
Best of Design, faculty choice show, PNCA



select previous works

available on Etsy

science tarot

A portfolio of my paintings for the Suit of Wands in the Science Tarot Project, and images from our launch party at the California Academy of Sciences.

One through ten card designs were painted using Photoshop, and the face cards were painted using acrylic mixed media on 24x36 inch canvases. For the launch party display I bound the four paintings together at the corners, and displayed on a raised central pedestal. There were also two stations with glowing light cube stands on which rested view master viewers containing the card art .

Science Tarot artists and creators
Science Tarot

3d vfx

This represents my final demo reel from my career as a texture/look development artist. This is a full Length Reel (click for shot list) - and includes examples of texture painting, look development, and some lighting examples for creatures, characters, humans, clothing, props and environments, including maps and turn tables.


Contact me for commission requests or pricing on available works.

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