janet e. dandridge is an Inter-disciplinary Artivist (an artist + an activist) who encourages awareness and discourse around, as well as solutions to, ideologies that perpetuate injustice. Primarily using performance art, interactive installations, and abstract photography, janet examines trauma and resilience, geometric therapy, normalized racism, otherness, and the power of Black women. Spirituality, the personal empirical (private experiences as empirical data), and collective actions are key components that guide janet in her creations.
Janet volunteers as a Creative Consultant for various human rights organizations including the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders. Her international project FLUIDITY facilitates artistic exchanges for individuals who desire to affect social and political change through the creation of collaborative projects. FLUIDITY actions take place in person and in the digital space.
In 2017 and 2018, janet was named Artist Laureate by Institut Français, Paris. janet’s work has been exhibited at the Abrons Arts Center (New York City, NY, 2019), LA Louver (Los Angeles, CA, 2015), photoLA (Los Angeles, CA, 2014-2015), Consortium for Research of Women (Davis, CA, 2013), and the National Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA, 2012). She has performed internationally at Esplanade de La Défense for FLUX CONTROL (Paris, France, 2018), facilitated public forums at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris, France, 2017) and led workshops at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts Paris – Cergy (Cergy & Paris, France, 2018). janet's work has been featured on CNN and TV One; and is included in the collection of The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
She earned her Master of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Science from St John’s University in New York City.