Artist in Residence

During the month of April, Janet Goldner was in Residence in the Sculpture Department at New Jersey City University. She produced welded steel sculptures in the sculpture facility and taught a workshop for the sculpture students. Using a process inspired by the renowned feminist art critic, Arlene Raven, students examined the reasons and context of their artistic production in order …

Benefit Auction, Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand paper making, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace that encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists, to provide professional opportunities for artists, and to promote programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and …

ANTHROPOLOGY: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted

Janet Goldner’s installation, Ntlowmaw/WhY, was shown in ANTHROPOLOGY: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted. Artists explore the great cultural landscape of past and present. These artists take a look at cultures from the inside, the outside, and through the passage of time. Myth and religion are examined and turned inside out.  Janet’s small steel books were featured in Gallery 1.

Exhibition: Ka kelen kelen wili (May we wake up one by one)

Brooklyn Public Library hosts exhibitions related to cultural themes, books and ideas. Janet has been making hinged sculptural steel books with movable pages since the early 1990s. Multiple pages which are pieced and pierced by imagery and text result in playfully layered steel collages. The title is a bamana proverb. If we all wake up at the same time, it …

Collaborative Concepts @ Saunders Farm

Collaborative Concepts was invited by Sandy Saunders to create an exhibition of outdoor art on his 140-acre historic working farm on Old Albany Post Road in Garrison, NY. Bamana/Bambara features the ntloma/Y-stick form, an architectural pillar, in the form of a forked stick used as the support for traditional Malian adobe houses. They are often quite undulating in form but …

Goldner’s ideas conceived in Mali, born on Warren Street

Tribeca artist’s massive steel sculptures resonate through two worlds A feature article about Goldner’s sculptures and her relationship to Mali appears in The Villager, and Downtown Express. By Steven Snyder For 35 years, Tribeca artist Janet Goldner has been finding inspiration at opposite ends of the Earth. Intrigued by the tension she’s experienced between her two homes on different continents, …