Janis Goodman is an artist and an associate professor of fine arts at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
She has lectured and exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad. Her work is in many public and private institutions such as the Corcoran Gallery, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art, the Federal Reserve Board and the University of Virginia. Internationally, her work is in collections in Mexico City, Amsterdam, London and St. Petersburg.
Goodman is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts support grant and numerous Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts grants. She is included in Nancy Heller's book, North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century.
She co-curated with her husband, art historian Dennis Weller, the traveling photography exhibition "Is Seeing Believing? The Real, The Surreal, The Unreal in Contemporary Photography."
Beyond the visual arts, Goodman was a nominator for The Helen Hayes Awards for three years. She worked on air with WPFW radio and with the American Film Institute in its early days at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Goodman was born in New York City, lives in Washington, D.C. and maintains a studio along the railroad tracks in Mt. Rainier, Maryland. She has been a panelist on "Around Town" since 2002.