Janet Echelman (Public Installation Artist)
Janet Echelman is an American artist specializing in public art installations and sculpture.
She graduated from Harvard University in 1987 with Highest Honors in Visual Studies. From 1988-1993 Echelman lived and worked in Bali, Indonesia before returning to America.
She created her first permanent installation, She Changes, in 2005 in Porto, Portugal. According to Sculpture Magazine, her work in Portugal charts "a bold new direction for sculpture" and is "one of the truly significant public artworks in recent years."
Her art has been presented in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, India, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico, and the US.
She graduated from Harvard College and completed graduate degrees in psychology and painting. She is self-taught in sculpture.
A recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Pollock- Krasner Foundation, Japan Foundation, Rotary International Foundation, Harvard Graduate School of Design Loeb Fellowship, Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellowship, the American Academy in Rome, and a Fulbright Senior Lectureship, she currently serves on the national boards of the U.S. Fulbright Association and the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Awards.
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