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Janet Goldner

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photography, video-art, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, research

Artist's Statement

My work work explores culture, identity and social justice working in various media: sculpture, photography, video, installation and writing. I consistently bridge diverse cultures, focusing on the unique beauty and genius of each as well as what we have in common. Cultural preservation is important to my work. My research takes the form of immersive field work. 

Annual visits to Mali provide me with inspiration which is then transformed in my artistic practice.  My social consciousness and deep and continuing interest in African art and culture also fuel the work. 

My work in the US and internationally includes commissions, exhibitions, collaborations, residencies, teaching, community art projects, public art projects, cultural festivals and women's empowerment projects.

As an undergraduate, I participated in an Experiment in International Living program to Ghana and traveled in West Africa for the rest of the year. I am a graduate of Antioch College (BA) and New York University (MA).  I received a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and two Fulbright Senior Specialist grants as well as grants from the Ford Foundation and from the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid. 

Recent Exhibits

Janet Goldner participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2013 Links
Flomenhaft Gallery
Jun, 2012 Perpetual Energy
East River State Park, Williamsburg
Dec, 2011 Art in a Box: Charity Sale
Masters & Pelavin (currently closed )
Sep, 2011 “September 11 - Past, Present, Future” Curated by Andrea Arroyo.
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano
Jul, 2010 I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings
The Center for Book Arts
Oct, 2008 Migrate
Gallery onetwentyeight
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