Janet Braun-Reinitz


Painted Ladies Speak: Poussin

from Ancien Régime

Janet Braun-Reinitz participated in Ancien Régime: the pre-revolutionary world in Fall 2018 at Village West.

"I am a painter, muralist and activist. Since 1984 I have collaborated in painting more than fifty community murals in NYC, elsewhere in the USA and in seven international locations. My studio work has been widely exhibited, most recently in solo exhibitions, “Troubled Waters”, Spazio Bocciofila, Venice, Italy, 2016, Fabulon Gallery, Charleston, SC, 2017 and currently at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.

My studio work is in collections as diverse as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Oakland Museum of CA, Bristol-Myers Corporation, NYC, PAD/D Archives, MOMA. In addition, I have twice been the recipient of “Anonymous”, a grant for the creation of political art (2014 and 2009), as well as other grants and prizes and am the co-author of On The Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City. My work and activism have been chronicled in several documentary films including Beyond the Walls, Gail Embrey, Power Surge Productions, 2014; La Grande Jatte in Harlem, Directed and Edited by Thomas W. Campbell, 2013; The Women of Nostrand and Greene, Dave Reinitz, H2F Productions, 2006; FREEDOM RIDERS: The Children Shall Lead, William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, University of Mississippi, 2005.

My works embody personal and art histories to complicate and intensify contemporary issues. Whether large or small in scale, I hope that they call the viewer to a new kind of listening, a possibility of seeing otherwise.


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