Janet Biggs

*1959

Janet Biggs lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on extreme landscapes and situations, and on the ability of individuals to define a sense of themselves within these extremes. She has had solo exhibitions at the SCAD Museum of Art; Blaffer Art Museum; d'art contemporain de Montréal; Tampa Museum of Art, among others. Reviews of her work have appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, ArtForum, ARTNews, Art in America.

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

Afar, 2016
Afar' depicts Biggs’ travels in the Afar Triangle, a geologically unstable but visually arresting desert region at the intersection of Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. This volatile environment of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and intense heat serves as a metaphor for its inhabitants’ desire for new possibilities and mobility within the ongoing political instability of the region. Created with the support of the SCAD Museum of Art.

More information: www.jbiggs.com