Janet Silk




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Master of Fine Arts, University of California - Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, California Institute of the Arts, CA

Janet Silk is an artist and writer who teaches undergraduate-level advanced writing and fine art seminar courses based on philosophical issues and professional practices in art. Janet has co-authored articles about her collaborative work that have been published in AfterimagePublic Culture and Leonardo, and has shown her art nationally and internationally, since 1985. Her collaborative artwork has been discussed in Snap To Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and CulturesWomen, Art and Technology, and Information Arts: Intersections of Art, Science and Technology. She received the National Endowment for the Arts/Andy Warhol Foundation Regional Initiative Artists Project Grant for a collaborative, experimental, public art project. Her article about teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, The Pedagogy of Failure in the Global Art Market, is now available in theInternational Journal of Art and Design Education 30:1 (Feb 2011) at Wiley Online Library.