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Janice Lardey is an experimental artist from Ghana and a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), USA, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Lardey’s profound interest in surfaces, color, patterns, and textures has been pivotal in shaping her artistic practice and her research into textiles and print cultures. Her works explore various media, including printmaking, painting, drawing, applique, dyeing, sewing, and papermaking. Her work examines themes such as societal gender roles, patriarchy, the everyday, sustainability, domesticity, loss, the transient nature of life, and material effects. Lardey’s art serves as a catalyst for challenging traditional norms, empowering herself, and other women around her to embrace their identities and forge their paths.
Traversing Terrain | Providence, RI, USA | 2023 8th Collegiate Paper Art Triennial | Travelling Exhibition, North American Hand Papermakers, USA | 2022-2024 Graduate Thesis Show | RISD, Rhode Island Convention Center | Providence, RI, USA | 2022 Printmaking Graduate Biennial | Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD| Providence, RI, USA | 2023 A Moment That Lasts Beyond Now | Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD | Providence, RI, USA | 2023 Overdyed, Unearthing Material Roots | The Dye House | Providence, RI, USA | 2022 Planet Earth, the Environment and Our Future | Water Fire Arts Center, Providence, RI, USA | 2022 The Black Biennial | Gelman Gallery, RISD | Providence, RI, USA |2022
Winner of Juried Show | North American Hand Papermakers’ 8th Annual Paper Art Triennial, USA | 2023