Janet Owen Driggs is a writer, artist and curator who, along with Matthew Owen Driggs, frequently participates in the collective identity “Owen Driggs.” Her interests focus on those physical sites where one meets the other, which may be a public street, a garden that buffers public sidewalk and private interior, or the skin that holds ‘me’ in and mediates between ‘us.’
Janet’s work has been exhibited internationally, including in the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, and Brazil. She has curated exhibitions and screening programs in the United Kingdom, United States, People's Republic of China and Mexico. As part of Owen Driggs (with Matthew Driggs), she curated Performing Public Space at Tijuana’s Casa del Tunel (February 2010), and generated "Mapping Biointimacy," a series of workshops, conversations, and a combined mobile ‘phone app/guided walk at Montalvo Art Center and the ZERO 1 Garage (2013).
In addition to writing for KCET’s Artbound, Janet is a co-author of "Preserving a Home for Veterans" (w. Lauren Bon, Richard Fox, Terence Lyons), Les Figues Press, Los Angeles, 2011; and "Something More Than Just Survival" (w. Jules Rochelle), Probiscis, London, 2011. She is editor of "Not A Cornfield: History/Site/Document," published by the Annenberg Foundation in 2006. Other texts have been published in Artillery, ArtUS, and Art Review, and included in How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, Verlag F'Ur Moderne Kunst, 2010; Hammer Projects 1999-2009, Hammer Museum, 2009; and Heike Baranowski – Kolibri, Revolver, 2003.
California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.
Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.
Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.
At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.
Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.
Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.
Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.
Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.