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.

70th Anniversary of the Declaration Human Rights

Janet Goldner was proud to be included in an exhibition commissioned by The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in celebration of the closing of the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration Human Rights.

The Politics of Space

As Life Slips Away, 2017 Presented by The Sculptors Guild in Collaboration with LIC-A; Janet Goldner, As Life Slips Away, Steel,  2017 — As Life Slips Away is a wall installation that pays homage to my mother who died in July 2017. I spent her last week with her in her home in California. The text is from my memories of her …

Point of Water

The Point of Water is a wall installation that uses fabricated, recycled, and found steel objects. In Bamana thought in addition to north, south east and west there is a 5th cardinal point: the point of water. Access to water determines where villages are located.  The circle can be like a drop of rain, a symbol of water.  And the ellipse …

Artist Residency in Ethiopia

Goldner had a 5 day artist residency at The Ethiopian Tire and Rubber Economic Plant (ETREP). She made 6 steel sculptures and 2 rubber pieces. It was a wonderful place to work. All this work poured out effortlessly. The factory art and industry program is the initiative of Gossa GS Oda, CEO of ETREP.

US/Mexican Border in Texas

In August, Goldner spent 10 days on the US/Mexican Border in Texas. Goldner spent 5 days in El Paso with Annunciation House, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that has been working with migrants and refugees since the 1970’s. She lived in a house that also welcomes migrants. She went to sites key to the migrant experience in El Paso. Then Goldner …

SculptureNow 2018

Janet Goldner’s Interesting Times were included in the SculptureNow 2018 exhibition at The Mount in Lenox, MA, The 12 vinyl banners are 25′ x 4′. Interesting Times was made in 2013 around the time of the Arab Spring and anti-austerity movements in the US and Europe. Each of the 12 banners have the name of the country, images of the …