Using a personal language of shape and color, Janet Olney reframes the familiar to reveal an alternate world populated with things that defy naming. Her paintings and installations investigate the realm of uncertainty that lies just outside our awareness: a peripheral world straddling analog and digital spaces. Originally from Boston, MA, Janet received her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting (MICA) in 2014. She is the recipient of an MSAC Individual Grant, the Henry Walters Traveling Fellowship, and a Marcella Brenner Grant for Faculty Research. She was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center, and her recent projects include an installation in the MICA Triennial Faulty Exhibition and the Facebook AIR program in Washington DC. In 2019 she mounted two solo exhibitions -- at the ICA Baltimore and the Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art.