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Artist, Curator, Writer

Janis Jefferies

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • Born1970


Janis Jefferies is an artist, writer and curator, Professor of Visual Arts in the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London, Director of the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles and Artistic Director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios. Jefferies trained as a painter and later pioneered the field of contemporary textiles within visual and material culture.

Her research interests include fibre and feminist practices and its interpretations post – 1960’s; visual arts; questions around text and textiles, gender, identity and subjectivity, digital studio and sonic arts and curatorship and audience with a focus on cultural access to museums through haptic technology. Her studio practice is based on digital production in contemporary art based textiles and sound image production in contemporary art based textiles and sound.