Janie Paul is a painter who maintains a relationship between her studio practice and her work with inner city school children and incarcerated men, women and teenagers. In these difficult places, filled with the pressures of poverty and social injustice, Paul and her students work to co-create spaces of imagination and growth. Her background as a painter has informed this work, and in turn, the courage, resilience and inventiveness of the people in these sites of resistance have influenced her studio practice. Paul is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.
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