Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C.

   

Janet Taylor Pickett, “And She Was Born”, currently on view at “RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition”, and recently acquired by The Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Adrienne L. Childs and Janet Taylor Pickett is represented by Baahng Gallery.

 

RIFFS AND RELATIONS: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition

February 29 – May 24, 2020

 

Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition presents works by African American artists of the 20th and 21st centuries together with examples by the early 20th century European artists with whom they engaged. This exhibition explores the connections and frictions around modernism in the work of artists such as Romare Bearden, Robert Colescott, Renee Cox, Wassily Kandinsky, Norman Lewis, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold, Hank Willis Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems, among others.  European modernist art has been an important, yet complicated influence on black artists for more than a century. The powerful push and pull of this relationship constitutes a distinct tradition for many African American artists who have mined the narratives of art history, whether to find inspiration, mount a critique, or claim their own space. Riffs and Relations examines these cross-cultural conversations and presents the divergent works that reflect these complex dialogues. 

 

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https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2020-02-29-exhibitions-riffs-and-relations

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JANET TAYLOR PICKETT

More than One Way Home

April – June, 2020

……………………….“Throughout my development as an artist, I began to recognize ‘home’ to be a metaphor; an idea for finding my visual voice.  The ‘home’ of personal geography, the self-landscape of memory revealed, become the journey from which the artworks in this exhibition have been created.”……………………………………….

 

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, Baahng Gallery is postponing upcoming exhibitions and programs. In the meantime, we will be providing series of online exhibitions and announcements.  For information about the exhibitions or the works, please contact us at inquiries@baahng.com

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JANET TAYLOR PICKETT

Janet Taylor Pickett

Janet Taylor Pickett was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in 1970 and Masters of Fine Arts from The University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design in 1972. She also studied at Parsons School of Design, FIT, and The Vermont Studio School and taught as a Professor of Art at Essex County College for 31 years and Bloomfield College for 10 years in New Jersey.  Recipient of numerous grants and fellowships among from The New Jersey Council of the Arts Grant, The Ford Foundation, Mid-Atlantic States Arts Council and residencies at  Vermont Studio School, Pilchuck Glass School, Valparaiso Foundation (Mojaca, Spain), University of Eastern New Mexico, Visiting Artist Lecture Series; Visiting Artist University of Wisconsin; Visiting Artist University of Costa Rica, Limon Costa Rica (sponsorship US State Department and Lafayette College, she was featured in extensive solo and group exhibitions. Including recent museum exhibitions: Janet Taylor Pickett, The Matisse Series, concurrent with The Montclair Art Museum exhibition of Matisse and The Americans, October 2016-July 2017; African American Women Artists, and the Power of Their Gaze, The David Driskell Center Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Diaspora, The University of Maryland, MD, March 2017-May 2017; Oceanside Museum of Art – Dress Rehearsal Oct. 2019-Jan. 2020; Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and The European Modernist Tradition – The Phillips Collection February 2020-Jan 2021, Washington, DC.  Janet Taylor Pickett is represented by Baahng Gallery.

 

BIO

Born 1948 in Michigan, Lives and Works in CA

 

EDUCATION 

BFA,1970, and MFA ,1972, University of Michigan, School of Architecture and Design

Studied at Parsons School of Design, FIT, and The Vermont Studio School

 

SELECTED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 

Riffs & Relations African American Artist & The European Tradition, The Phillips   Collection,  Washington D.C., February 29 – May 24, 2020 

Dress Rehearsal , Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, July 29, 2019 – January 19, 2020

The Atlantic World-Layered Histories, Harvard Arts Museum, April 2019 

Janet Taylor Pickett:The Matisse Series, concurrent with Matisse and The Americans, Works from the collection Inspired By Matisse, Montclair Art Museum, NJ 10, 2016 – June 18, 2017

African American Women Artists and the Power of Their Gaze, The David C Driskell Center For the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, MD, March 2 – May 26, 2017

 

TEACHING

Art Essex County College, NJ, Studio Arts, 31 years

Bloomfield College, NJ, African American History of Art, 10 years. 

 

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS 

New Jersey Council on the Arts Grant

Ford Foundation Grant

Pilchuck Glass Fellowship

Mid-Atlantic States Arts Council 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS 

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

The Studio Museum of Harlem, NY

Newark Museum, NJ

Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ

Morris Museum, NJ

The Noyes Museum, NJ

The Jersey City Museum, NJ

Schomburg Center of African American Culture, NY

Lafayette College, PA

Bristol-Meyers Squibb, NJ

UMDNJ, NJ

Washington State Council on the Arts (Public Art Commission)

The Peter Norton Collection

University of Eastern New Mexico, New Mexico

The American Consulate, Costa Rica

The Valparaiso Foundation, Spain

Johnson & Johnson, NJ

KAFE UTU, Singapore 

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