Department of Art

Alumni Spotlight

Janet Warner MFA 2017

Congratulations to MFA alumna, Janet Warner who is currently one of seventeen artists on the installation team for the exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy. Under John Hogan the installation Director and Archivist for the Sol LeWitt Wall drawings, Janet is working on three of the seven drawings, numbers #142 progressive lines (not Straight), #610 isometric figure with color ink wash superimposed, and #372 six geometric figures (parallelogram). The installation takes place from January through the end of February. The exhibition opens March 2nd, and there will be a gallery talk “Not Straight Lines: Installing Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings” with John Hogan and the installation team on March 7th. For more information about this talk and additional related programming, visit Janet will not only be credited as an artist on the wall text during the exhibition and go into the LeWitt archives, she will also be credited in the Artifex Press Catalogue, Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings Catalogue Raisonné

Be sure to check out a short video clip of the installation on the Yale University Art Gallery Instagram page.

About the Exhibition:
Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy features seven drawings newly donated to the Yale University Art Gallery from the artist’s estate, making the Gallery’s collection of LeWitt’s work in this signature medium the largest of any museum worldwide. The drawings on view represent a range of the artist’s techniques, including bold geometric patterns executed in colorful ink wash and works composed entirely of fine graphite lines. The exhibition also celebrates the newly inaugurated Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Study Center at Yale West Campus, which will house the archive of this groundbreaking artist and be an international nexus for research on his work.