Janet Goldner Janet Goldner (janetgoldner.com) spends much time in Mali. She makes free-standing steel sculptures and wall-bound installations that reference her artistic lineage going back to the welded sculpture of Julio Gonzalez. Her work displays her social consciousness and her deep continuing interest in African art. Over 30 years as an active artist, Janet has shown her work in over 20 solo exhibitions, and nearly 100 group exhibitions throughout the U.S., as well as in Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Bosnia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mali. She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and artist residencies, including a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Mali and a grant from the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid.
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Finding Home: West Africa, Part 2

By Janet Goldner
Janet Goldner shared with us, in "Finding Home: West Africa," that the year she spent in West Africa was pivotal—one of the more life-changing periods of her life. It was 1973 and she was 20 years old. In this installation of "Finding Home," she reflects on her adventurous 21st birthday, spent in Togo.
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Finding Home: West Africa

By Janet Goldner
My first journey in West Africa remains a pivotal experience of my life and is still a source of inspiration and resonance for me. In Africa I was relieved to find, as I had suspected, that there are many ways to organize life.
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