Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Janet Zweig
  • Lecture
  • 3/14/2013
  • 18:00-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Department of Visual Art, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Janet Zweig is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily in the public realm. Her most recently installed public works include a performance space in a prairie on a Kansas City downtown green roof, a series of kinetic works in downtown Milwaukee, a generative sculpture for a water treatment plant outside Seattle, a sentence-generating sculpture for an engineering school in Orlando, and a memorial in the lawn of Mellon Park in Pittsburgh. Other public works include a 1200' frieze at the Prince Street subway station in New York, and a system-wide interactive project for eleven Light Rail train stations in Minneapolis, incorporating the work of over a hundred Minnesotans. She is currently working on public projects for Redmond, WA, and Queens, NY. Her sculpture and books have been exhibited widely in such places as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Exit Art, P.S. 1 MoMA, the Walker Art Center, and Cooper Union. Awards include the Rome Prize Fellowship, NEA fellowships, and residencies at P.S.1 Museum and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she is a Senior Critic, and at Brown University.