Janet Taylor Pickett visits campus to discuss her work, her inspiration and more as part of "Necessary Memories," an exhibition of her work running from March 15-April 28. Gallery Director Hyewon Yi will moderate panelists Janet Taylor Pickett, Dr. Jermaine Archer of the Department of American Studies and Director of Black Studies Center, and Dr. Danielle Lee of the English Department and faculty member of Black Studies Center.
Pickett is a painter and collagist, currently residing in California after having lived in New Jersey for many years.Taylor Pickett earned her BFA and MFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, Ann Arbor. She continued her studies at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City; and the Vermont Studio Center.She was instrumental in establishing the Art Department at Essex County College in New Jersey and taught art and art history there for over thirty years.Taylor Pickett’s work can be found in collections across the United States, including the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C,the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York City; Rutgers University, NJ; University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New York City; Philadelphia Museum of Art; University of Texas, Austin; and Harvard University Museums, Cambridge, MA.
Hyewon Yi, Ph.D.
Director, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery