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 the touring exhibition Performing Public Space in February 2010, which debuted at Tijuana’s Casa del Tunel.
A member of the Metabolic Studio team, Janet is the editor of Not A Cornfield: History/Site/Document and has worked most recently on Strawberry Flag (Lauren Bon/Metabolic Studio, 2009-10), an artwork in the form of a veterans' program, which nurtured reclaimed strawberry plants using an experimental aquaponic system. Her collaborative writing with Jules Rochelle, Something More Than Just Survival,” was published in 2011 by Probiscis, London. Other texts have been published most recently in Artillery, ArtUS, The Guardian, and Art Review, in addition to the volumes “Preserving a Home for Veterans,” “How Many Billboards? Art In Stead,” “Hammer Projects 1999-2009”, and “Heike Baranowski -- Kolibri.”
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