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Janet Henry is a multi-media artist raised in East Harlem and Jamaica, Queens, where she currently resides. Over the years, Henry has become known for her complex beaded works and miniaturized interiors and urban landscapes. At West Strand, Henry will be sharing oil pastel rubbings that are part of a larger series exploring an African symbol for fertility. Janet Henry’s artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows at, among other places, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Newark Museum, and Just Above Midtown Gallery. It was featured in a national traveling museum exhibition entitled “We Wanted a Revolution: Radical Black Women, 1965-85”.
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