New York Artist, Janet Goldner Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant to Japan

Goldner presented a three week workshop for visual art students at Kyoto Seika University. Inspired by a process originated by the renowned feminist art critic, Arlene Raven, participants are guided to examine the reasons and context of their artistic production in order to deepen their understanding of their work and learn how to present their work.

Bogolan Workshop

Each year, the Friends Academy Middle School comes together as a whole community for an Arts Celebration. Goldner taught a four day Bogolan Workshop. The first day included an introduction to bogolan, history, uses, symbols. Students experimented with clay slip from Mali on a small cotton cloth. The second day, students worked on a larger cloth. On the third day, …

Vision Festival

Ebola Came to Mali on a Bus, Steel, Gloves, Goggles, 10′ x 12′ x 4′. 2015 Images of Goldner’s work were projected during the concert at the Vision Festival. Founded in 1996, the Vision Festival is New York City’s longest continuously running jazz festival.  Now in its 24th year, this festival of music, dance, poetry, and visual art is heralded …


Goldner’s installations, Fences & Neighbors and Fire & Water were shown at Segou,Art, 2nd Edition, in the Invited Senior Artist section of the Festival.  Sponsored by the Festival sur le Niger Foundation, Segou’Art brings together contemporary art and artists from more than 20 countries in Africa and elsewhere. 

Inside Out: A Workshop for Women Artists from Mali

Inside Out is a valuable self-assessment tool for artists. Participants, whatever their medium, are invited to examine the reasons and context of their artistic production. This leads to a deeper understanding of their work and encourages their personal and professional development. This workshop was inspired by the pedagogy of art historian, Arlene Raven.