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EXHIBITIONS

April 2020: CO/LAB 5 International Group Exhibition at The Torrance Art Museum, A group show of collaborating galleries, exhibiting the works abroad, including emerging Korean Artists and those based in Los Angeles.
November 16th 2019: Satellite Curation at Matsudo International Sciene + Art Festival
Locating Form in Virtual Spaces: a group exhibition at the Nook Gallery (Inglewood) presenting works by Janna Avner, Atley Loughridge, Eric Dwight Hancock, Ian Hagarty, Kristin McWharter, Jacquelyn Bell Johnson, and Kate Parsons. May 11 – July 8th 2019
The Other Art Fair Los Angeles: FEMMEBIT X VR – presents virtual reality works, digital prints, and paintings exploring simulated worlds. Featuring the works of Amanda Stojanov, Tara Dilloughery, Kate Parsons, Richelle Gribble, Janna Avner and limited edition posters by Mark Allen. -March 28 – 31st 2019
Invisible Structures: the Artworks of Janna Avner & Richelle Gribble at Franco Moraegrega Gallery January 19 2019 – March 1 2019
Robot Love at Hive Gallery: featuring creations by roboticists and arts inspired by robots. December 8 2018 – December 28 2018
Vibrant Matter: Artworks Refiguring Form (Aug 1 – 31 2018): Co-curator and exhibitor of the 50+ artist exhibition at the Nook Gallery in the Beacon Arts Building in Inglewood, CA. Vibrant Matter was selected for Maiden LA, featured in Curate.LA, listed in Art and Cake and reviewed by Artillery Magazine
Unicef USA, Nextgen Art Party: February 24, 2018, group exhibition with Paddle8
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:  Cecconi’s West Hollywood. April 18th, 2017
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
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. Press:  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
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

CURATION / PROJECTS

Guest Speaker, The School of the New York Times, July 1, 2019. Unlocking the Future: Emerging Technologies, taught by Sameer Gupta.
Arts Writer and Curator for The Nook Gallery at the Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA.
COFOUNDER OF FEMMEBIT FESTIVAL LA  2019 Exhibitions include, Navel.LA, Spring/Break Art Fair, The Yoko Ono Tribute at the Walt Disney Concert Hall: BreatheWatchListenTouch, The Other Art Fair, LA Metaphysical Library, Dub Lab Creative Cultivation Salon and Fundraiser, The Standard LA.
Femmebit 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 : Press Release.
Copy 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.
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 University, Spring 2012

PRESS

Interview: Femmebit 2019: Realizing the Future for Women in Art and New Technology. Art and Cake, July 21, 2019
Alumnae Look to Change the Digital Conversation. Yale News, May 30, 2019.
Los Angeles: FEMMEBIT’s Multimedia Virtual Reality. CANVAS, a blog by Saatchi Art, April 8, 2019.
Iridescent Rainbows and Virtual Reality Skies: Spring/Break Art Fair Debuts in L.A. ArtNet, February 16, 2019.
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
California Interview with Janna Avner. th_Eroses: A Contemporary art website.
Interview: “What Does it Mean to Have a “Female” Robot?” by Brenda Salinas for 60dB Podcast (2017), since acquired by Google.

WRITINGS

Danial Nord: Torrance Art Museum. Artillery Magazine, Nov 6 2018.
1301PE: Kerry Tribe. Artillery Magazine, April 3, 2018.
How Dirty New Media Informed The First Virtual Art Galleries. Art Practical.  February 27, 2018.
I am no bird. Artillery Magazine, February 23, 2018.
The Rediscovered Art of Gil Cuatrecasas. Riot Material, January 18, 2018.
 Temporal Feminisms; Feminist Temporalities; Philosophers and Empaths, May 24, 2017.
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.
 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.”
Janna Avner’s article is now in the book anthology: What Future: The Best Ideas to Reinvent, Reanimate and Reclaim Our Future.
This best-of-the-year anthology was published 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.

ADDITIONAL WRITINGS

<http://contemporaryartreview.la/candice-lin-and-dan-baylesat-francois-ghebaly-gallery/>
<http://artillerymag.com/leiminspace-nihura-montiel/>
<http://artillerymag.com/reserve-ames-gallery-david-muenzer-2/>
<http://artillerymag.com/andy-robert-heavy-rain-and-lightning/>
<http://artillerymag.com/david-bowie-ashes-to-ashes/>
<http://rediscoveredmasters.com/Collection/Show/39> (click on “Press Tab” in menu for my essay)
<http://yalelitmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/YLM_Sp_2009.pdf>
<http://issuu.com/ylit/docs/volume_22_issue_1_spring_2010>
<http://yalelitmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/YLM_Fall_2010.pdf
<https://ingenueartsmack.wordpress.com/> Academic blog.
EDUCATION: Yale University, English and Art, 2012
LINKEDIN: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannaavner>

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