Janet Fish

Janet Fish (b. 1938) was born in Boston and raised in Bermuda. She received her BA from Smith College and both her BFA and MFA from Yale University. Her art career has depicted a life-long preoccupation with the nature and substance of light. Her work uses commonplace objects such as glasses, fruit wrapped in supermarket cellophane, or liquid filled containers as vehicles through which to convey meaning through her use of tone, gesture, color, light, and scale. Fish has received several honors, including a MacDowell Fellowship and an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and her work is included in the collections of institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She now lives and works in SoHo in New York City and at a farmhouse in Vermont.

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