Janelle IglesiasVisiting Professor of Art
Janelle Iglesias is an artist working with and through objects/materials and their physical language in space. Ranging from simple displays to complex constellations, her work often explores the relationship between humans, capitalism and the natural environment. In addition to her individual practice, Janelle maintains a project-based collaboration with her sister, Lisa, as Las Hermanas Iglesias which incorporates a variety of relationships and structures for collectivity.
Her individual and collaborative work has been shown widely, including at the Queens Museum, Sculpture Center, Smack Mellon, Socrates Sculpture Park, Abrons Art Center, El Museo del Barrio, The Utah Museum of Fine Art’s ACME Lab, and The University of Colorado Art Museum. Janelle has been a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Smack Mellon Studio Program, Headlands Center for Art, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, LMCC’s Workspace Program in NYC and Paris Program at the Cité Internationale des Arts among others. Her work has been supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation– through which she traveled to the rainforests of West Papua in search of the displays of birds of paradise and the constructions of Bowerbirds. Janelle Iglesias has an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University and BA in Cultural Anthropology from Emory University.