INTERVIEW: Listen at 60dB: “What Does it Mean to Have a “Female” Robot?” by @ 60dB.


“An S.O.S. to the World: Join the A.I. Gang! A Thought Experiment on the Social Implications of A.I.Lookie-Lookie, Quarterly Web Journal. July 15, 2017.

 http://reallifemag.com/selfless-devotion/, THIS ARTICLE WAS SELECTED for THE PARIS REVIEW, and was a special featured issue. It also acquired press as the founder of  LiisBeth: a feminist business magazine, Vicki Saunders, championed the piece, had her editors review and send it to their readership: “Believe me; it’s worth the time to read. Thanks Vicki!”

Janna Avner’s article will be in the forthcoming book anthology: “What Future: The Best Ideas to Reinvent, Reanimate and Reclaim Our Future.”

This best-of-the-year anthology will be published this fall 2017 by Unnamed Press and includes contributing writers from the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Wired, and Pacific Standard. “What Future is an important contribution, encouraging dialogue and discussion that can help us begin to come to terms with what, in many way, is a troubling future, but one that we must nevertheless seek to influence.” Info.



FEMMEBIT FESTIVAL LA, November 18th – 20th, 2016: A new media show dedicated to women in the Los Angeles arts: this will be a comprehensive survey of what’s happening “on the ground” and after turning over every stone. Created by Kate Parsons, Janna Avner, Sharsten Plenge, Gizelle Zatonyl, and Julieta Gil. Click here for more information. @femmebit @femme_bit : Press Release

LA Highlights Women’s Innovations in Digital Media Arts / The Creator’s Project
Video Art by Women – ArtRx LA / Hyperallergic
Celebrating LA Women Working in VR and New Media / VR Scout
Double Vision / AQNB
20 Of Our Favorite Events In Los Angeles This Week / LAist
FEMMEBIT / Prosthetic Knowledge


Art Show and Charity: N. Roxbury Drive. Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. July 23, 2-5 pm.

Panel Speaker “Ivy: Los Angeles Art Scene” at Heritage Auction House, Beverly Hills, April 2017.

“Artist Talk: Janna Avner,” Cecconi’s West Hollywood. April 18th, 2017.

Solo show: Janna Avner, Parkwood Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. February – March, 2017.

“Janna Avner Private Viewing,” Heritage Wines, Beverly Hills. Nov-Dec 2016.

“Cicada Screen.” Video Screening, The Java Project Gallery. Brooklyn, New York: March 10th, 2016, 8 – 10 p.m. http://www.thejavaproj.com/untitled-custom-page

“Noise Video Screening.” Cicada Video Screening in ETTA Studio in collaboration with House of Collections. Seoul, Korea: January 9th, 2016.

“The Landscape Changes 30 Times.” Yale School of Art Alumni and Faculty show. NOT ART Gallery (formerly known as Anahita Gallery). Tehran, Iran: October 2nd, 2015.

 Tehran TimesOn Skowhegan’s TumblrOn Yale School of Art Listing

“Love: Lost and Found.” Brooklyn Fireproof. Brooklyn: Feb. 26, 2014.

[un]familiar.” Grin City Collective’s Art Residency. Grinnell Gallery, Iowa: July 2012. http://www.thesandb.com/arts/familiarize-yourself-with-the-unfamiliar.html

“Art to Die For: A Collection of Artwork.” Morse Gallery, Yale University: May 2012.

“Spring Duo show,” The Allen and Leah Rabinowitz Gallery, The Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life, New Haven, CT. May 2012.

Senior Thesis Show. Yale University: April 21, 2012.


Recent Publication: Temporal Feminisms; Feminist Temporalities; Philosophers and Empaths, May 24, 2017.

2016 Writings: Artillery Magazine, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), and forthcoming in Zócalo Public Square.

Editor of Blackpulp! traveling exhibition’s catalogue and materials, at the International Print Center New York, Oct. 1 – Dec. 3, 2016, curated by Will Villalongo and Mark Thomas Gibson. Click here for more information.

Arts Writer for Artillery Magazine (2015 – present).

Contributing Arts Critic for Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (CARLA), 2015 – present.

Publication: “Carlos Ramos.” The Yale School of Art: Painting and Printmaking Thesis Catalogue, Yale University Press: May 2012.

Editor, Associate Editor and Arts Editor for the Yale Literary Magazine, 2007 2011.

Contributing Reporter for the Yale Daily News, the Herald, and Volume Magazine, 2010.


Lecturer at CB-1 Guest Gallery in Los Angeles on the contemporary art market and colorist painting, February 2016: The Yale Club of LA.

Lecturer for symposium, David Joselit’s “Women Make Modern.” Yale, Spring 2012.


Yale University, English and Art, May 2012


<https://femmebit.persona.co/> Current project.

<http://www.gilssanctuary.com/> Current project.

<https://jannaavner.com/> Paintings and exhibition history.

<https://ingenueartsmack.wordpress.com/> Academic blog.








<http://rediscoveredmasters.com/Collection/Show/39> (click on “Press Tab” in menu for my essay)






LINKEDIN: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannaavner>

PRESS: LIST OF YOUNG PAINTERS OF UNUSUAL PROMISE: https://youngpainters.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/janna-avner/

I ran a lecture series associating modern painting with new softwares in Los Angeles: Gil’s Sanctuary


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