Episode #14 - Janet Werner


IntoThis Podcast is thrilled to present a conversation between Marx and painter Janet Werner.

Originally from Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba, Janet Werner is a Montreal-based painter and professor. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and after she moved to Connecticut to pursue an MFA from Yale University. She has been teaching at Concordia University for over fifteen years. Her work has found a place in public and private collections and she has shown in solo and group exhibitions in a wide range of important galleries and institutions.

As Janet shares in this conversation, her work revolves around the idea of human figures. Even though her work is very close to what is usually described as a portrait, the characters in her paintings are usually invented and stem out of abstraction. In this conversation she shares where those portraits are most likely coming from and what does she think of them. A large part of Janet’s time is dedicated to teaching, she also shared with Marx the good, the bad and the okay of being a professor.

Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the show!


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Podcast Credits

Hosted by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Edited and Produced by Marx Ruiz-Wilson     

Music, Mixing and Mastering by Arcadio M Lanz    

Visual design by Victor Garibay    

Special thanks to Janet Werner

Music Credits

  1. IntoThis Podcast Intro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  2. TAP Theme - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018
  3. IntoThis Podcast Outro - Arcadio M Lanz -  Independent - 2018