Artist Jeanine Maleno has over thirty years of experience in decorative design. After leaving New York’s Fashion Institute in 1973, Jeanine immersed herself in a decade of apprenticeships, studying in textile studios in Italy, eventually ending up in India, whose vibrant colors resonated strongly with the young artist. Jeanine’s unique sense of color, coupled with European craftsmanship, and the clarity of Asiatic design are common threads that characterize her work to this day.
Jeanine returned to New York in the ‘80s, bringing with her the inspiration and artistic sensibility she had absorbed from her travels. She immediately began working in textile design, creating commissioned, original designs for such prestigious houses as P. Kaufman, Waverly, Wamsutta, Merona and others (see client list), and very quickly garnered a reputation for her imaginative designs, and for being an artist whose integrity mirrors her precision. After a family move to Miami in the early ‘90s Jeanine began to gradually expand from textiles into the Decorative Arts.
Although Jeanine now works primarily through interior designers, and restaurant owners, she is equally at home working directly for homeowners. Jeanine has worked all over the world, and has garnered a reputation for her unparalleled ability to translate her client’s visual concepts into vibrant reality.
Her work can be found in numerous high-end hotels and restaurants, and graces such prestigious homes as the Versace Mansion, and the Ferrari Family Estates. Her commercial work has been featured in major design publications including Architectural Digest & Florida Design, and she appeared as featured artist on the Miami episode of HGTV's Generation Renovation in 2000.