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Janet Olivia Henry

Artist Bio

Janet Olivia Henry is a native New Yorker. She grew up in East Harlem and in Jamaica, Queens, where she still resides. Henry attended the High School of Art and Design, the School of Visual Arts, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and the Art Students League. She participated in Haryou-Act Graphics and Plastics Workshop, and later as a student helped to found the Studio Museum in Harlem. Henry received a fellowship in museum education from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years, her work has been exhibited in scores of solo and group shows at such venues as AIR Gallery, Artists Space, Asheville Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Five Myles, Just Above Midtown, the Newark Museum, PPOW Gallery, Queens Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and York College. As a funder and educator, Henry has worked at the New York State Council on the Arts, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Lower Eastside Girls Club, WHEDCO, Studio in a School, and is currently at Brooklyn Heights.

Artwork Details

"Untitled #1 (Red cloth covered sketchbook)," 1979. Work on paper, 6 x 4 inches.
"Untitled #2 (Red cloth covered sketchbook)," 1979. Work on paper, 6 x 4 inches.
"Untitled #3 (Exploded sketchbook)," 1983. Mixed media, 6 x 4 inches.
"Untitled #4 (Spiral bound planner)," 2019-2020. Mixed media, 9 x 6 inches.

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