Janet Goldner is an artist whose work explores culture, identity and social justice. She works in various media: sculpture, photography, video, installation and writing. Her work consistently bridges diverse cultures, focusing on the unique beauty and genius of each as well as what we have in common. Cultural preservation is important to her work. Her research takes the form of immersive field work.
Her annual visits to Mali provide her with inspiration which is then transformed in her art. Her social consciousness and her deep and continuing interest in African art and culture also fuel her work.
Janet's 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, Janet participated in an Experiment in International Living program to Ghana and traveled in West Africa for the rest of the year. She is a graduate of Antioch College (BA) and New York University (MA). Janet 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.