Artist Janine Antoni
March 1, 2010
Janine Antoni was born on January 19, 1964 in Freeport, Bahamas. She received her BA in 1986 from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She has received many awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Artist Award. Her work has been included in the Venice Biennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, the Instanbul Biennial, the Kwangju Biennial, the SITE Santa Fe Biennial, and the Prospect.1 Biennial in New Orleans.
Antoni’s artwork engages the viewer on a profoundly physical level. Her own body is present in relationship to extreme process and unusual materials. She engages the body as it is culturally defined, often in terms of gender and identity. Her new role as a mother has led her to explore the home as it relates to the interior architecture of the body. Janine Antoni lives in New York and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery.
The title of her lecture in March was "Conduit."