Artist. Born in Germany, lived and worked in Antwerp, New York, Moscow, Paris. Currently lives and works in Rome.
After working in fashion design in Milan and Paris with, amongst others, Karl Lagerfeld, Janine spent over ten years as a set and costume designer for major Opera Houses across Europe.
For the past fifteen years she has been working as a successful professional sculptor and her sculptures and installations feature internationally in museums, public spaces and important private collections. Janine has also collaborated with public, commercial and charitable organisations, educational institutions, architects and other artists.
Janine’s oeuvre is multifaceted and ever-evolving; she uses a variety of mediums ranging from traditional bronze, clay and glass to the more unusual rubber, hemp, water, sound and even plants. Works expand in scale from handheld to monumental sized sculptures, land art and sound installations.
Janine is inspired by the contrasts and juxtapositions found in humans, nature and space; interactions between these elements are at the core of her works. Time and space are themes that mark the journey and evolution of her oeuvre. Participation between artist, viewer and art is fundamental to Janine.
1985 – 1987
Apprentice to Nicolai Tregor sculptor and Novachris, class at the AdSK, Munich, Germany.
1987 – 1990
Fashion design among others with Karl Lagerfeld in Paris, France.
1991 – 1997
Costume and set design for the major opera houses in Europe (more then 25 productions).
Move to Rome after New York, Moskow and Belgium.
Lives and works in Rome, Italy.