New York Artist, Janet Goldner Received Fulbright Specialist Grant to Uganda

Goldner presented a six week workshop for visual art students in Dept of Fine Arts at Makerere University in Kampala. We will focus on found and local materials to explore social issues. Exhibition Catalogue: https://www.janetgoldner.com/sculpture-from-found-local-materials-goldner-catalogue/

Women in the Arts: Breaking New Ground

Triangles have been part of my vocabulary for many years and appear frequently in my sculptures. Triangles, circles, squares are primary shapes like primary colors: red, yellow, blue.  Structurally, triangles are the strongest shape. Any weight placed on them is evenly distributed between all three sides.Triangles are often associated with feminine energy. The number 3 is a very mystical and spiritual number featured in …

SCALE: Landscape and Abstraction

Curated by Cecilia Andre ARTISTS: Monique Allain, Marianne Barcellona, Beth Barry, Walter Brown, Alli Berman, Yvette Cohen, Pauline Galiana, Janet Goldner, Susan Grucci, Cassandra Jennings Hall, Shelley Haven, Sandra Indig, Jacqueline Sferra Rada, Shira Toren, Ellen WeiderThursdays & Fridays 12-4pm, Sundays 12-3The Great Hall GalleryFirst Presbyterian Church12 West 12th Street, NYC212 675-6150

Fulbright Virtual Art Exhibition

I am participating in the Fulbright art exhibition. 2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. This virtual exhibition presents works by past Fulbright recipients in connection with the Virtual 44th Annual Conference, Fulbright at 75: Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendships. All participants contributing to this exhibition are members of the Fulbright Association, the alumni association of the Fulbright …

Fulbright at 75: Celebrating a Legacy of Global Friendships

I presented i ni ce, thank you, merci: An Ongoing Dialogue about Art, Life and Building Bridges at the Fulbright Association annual conference on October 21, 2021. Since my 1995 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Mali, I have been part of long term, ongoing artistic collaborations with Malian contemporary artists.  We are all, at the same time, researcher and object …

Walls and Borders

Falling Fences is a new site specific installation about my ongoing concern with migration and borders.  It is composed of barbed wire and photographs from my research trip to the US/Mexican border in Texas. The installation shows the endless tangled barriers to crossing the border, an imaginary line that has real consequences, separating people and cultures.  

Gala: Importance of Indigo in Malian Culture

I presented Gala: Importance of Indigo in Malian Culture, this short paper, virtually at the 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS12) in Kyoto, Japan. The cultivation and weaving of cotton dates back more than a thousand years in Mali, as do the techniques for processing and dyeing with indigo which grows wild and is also cultivated. Archeological excavations at …

Don’t Shut Up 2021

-Isms, 39 inches x 24 inches x 24 inches, steel, 1993 Through interruptions, censure, violence and threatening behavior — both in person and online — women are silenced every day. Don’t Shut Up presents the work of 47 woman-identifying artists from across the US and Canada who are working to challenge and disrupt the status quo through their ongoing artistic …

Beyond the Ground and the Sky

Meandering Border (Rio Grande) 1, Steel, 20″ x 30″ The sculptures in the show are positive and negative drawing in space about migration, travel and movement. Migration is a continuing theme in my work. Meandering Border (Rio Grande)1 was inspired by my research trip to the US/Mexican border in Texas. The line of the border map is cut into rusty steel using …

No Vacancy: Sculptors Guild Summer Exhibition

Us, Them We, Steel, 4′ x 3′ x 3′ Us, Them We, Steel, 4′ x 3′ x 3′ At the intersection of 6th Avenue and 44th Street, 45 sculptors occupied and transformed a magnificent commercial space. Retail may be struggling but art is asserting the return of New York City as we emerge from a pandemic, experience the global environmental …