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EXHIBITIONS

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 and auction with Paddle8.
Art Show and Charity: N. Roxbury Drive. Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. July 23, 2-5 pm.
Panel Speaker “Ivy: Los Angeles Art Sceneat Heritage Auction House, Beverly Hills, April 2017.
Artist Talk:  Cecconi’s West Hollywood. April 18th, 2017.
Solo Show, Parkwood Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. February – March, 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. 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. Press:  Tehran TimesOn Skowhegan’s TumblrOn Yale School of Art Listing
List of Young Painters of Unusual Promise, online exhibition of works, 2016. https://youngpainters.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/janna-avner/
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.

WRITINGS

“Danial Nord: Torrance Art Musuem. Artillery Magazine. https://artillerymag.com/danial-nord/. Nov 6 2018.
“1301PE: Kerry Tribe.” Artillery Magazinehttps://artillerymag.com/1301pe-kerry-tribe/ April 3, 2018.
“How Dirty New Media Informed The First Virtual Art Galleries.” Art Practical. http://www.artpractical.com/column/how-the-dirty-new-media-movement-informed-the-first-virtual-art-galleries/  February 27, 2018.
“I am no bird.” Artillery Magazine https://artillerymag.com/ltd-los-angeles-no-bird/ February 23, 2018.
“The Rediscovered Art of Gil Cuatrecasas.” Riot Material http://www.riotmaterial.com/the-rediscovered-art-of-gil-cuatrecasas/  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.
 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.”
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 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.
INTERVIEW: Listen at 60dB: “What Does it Mean to Have a “Female” Robot?” by @ 60dB.
https://60db.co/story/6a422c051b3d5f34f0055c22765449a3c984907958f41cfeaf5c8aa7841b642b

ADDITIONAL ART REVIEWS

<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://yaledailynews.com/blog/author/jannaavner/>
<http://yaleherald.com/author/janna-avner/>
<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

CURATION / PROJECTS

Curator for The Nook Gallery at the Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA.
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. Additional Press:
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

EDITING

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.

HONORS

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.
PROJECT WEBSITES
<https://jannaavner.com/> Paintings and exhibition history.
<https://femmebit.art/> Current project.
<https://ingenueartsmack.wordpress.com/> Academic blog.
EDUCATION: Yale University, English and Art, 2012
LINKEDIN: <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannaavner>

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