Janice Trimpe is probably best known for her large, commissioned works, most of which are in the public domain. Two of her most prominent installations are the Ironworker Monument at the Mackinac, Michigan, and the UAW Sit-Down Strike Memorial in Flint, Michigan. These and eight additional monuments, primarily located in southeastern Michigan, are predominantly figurative in nature and are found at such public sites as municipal offices, the grounds of historic buildings, and downtown pedestrian malls.
Janice's career has spanned over three decades, with a wide variation in artistic endeavor. Her many works include portrait busts, porcelain doll heads, bas reliefs, animal portraits, and tabletop pieces found in galleries.
A mother of three, Janice solely supported herself and her family first as an oil painter and a potter, and then she went on to study sculpture at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Janice studied at C.C.S. for three and a half years and in 1977 went on to set up a studio in downtown Detroit where she sculpted portrait busts in the window. Her work there attracted the attention of many prominent people and in the next few years, Janice was asked to sculpt over 200 portrait busts, including Mikhail Baryshnikov and other notable figures in Michigan.
Janice lives and works in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.