• Christopher Russell: After the Golden Age

My interview with New York based ceramic sculptor Christopher Russell — focusing on his recent exhibitions at the Daum Museum, Sedalia, MO, and Julie Saul Gallery, New York — was just published on CFile:

Interview | Janet Abrams speaks to Christopher Russell about “After the Golden Age”


• New ITUE Website

A new website about my ceramic installation In The Unlikely Event — with essays on the ITUE research and fabrication process, on airport design and urbanism, and on the design and iconography of Business Class travel — is now live at:



• ITUE on Bustler.net

Bustler.net, the leading online publication for architecture and design competitions and events, features In The Unlikely Event in its August 16, 2016 edition:

In The Unlikely Event examines the International Airport “species”


• Interview on Princeton Alumni Weekly Online

I was selected as Princeton "Tiger of the Week" during the late June week of Brexit (an interesting symmetry, given my own 'Brexit' in 1983 to go to Princeton University). Here's the interview by Caitlin James, published June 22, 2016:

Artist Janet Abrams *89's Journey Includes a Unique View of Planned Environments 


• Upcoming Talk:

September 29, 2016: AIA Santa Fe STIM Talk, 444 Galisteo, Santa Fe.


• Exhibitions 2016:

July 28-August 25: Cranbrook +/- 25 Years at New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM. My sculpture "Flying Clay: Bronze" is included in this traveling exhibit of work by two dozen alumni of Cranbrook Academy of Art's Ceramics MFA program, who studied under Artists-in-Residence Tony Hepburn and Anders Ruhwald.

May 27-August 22: Made in the Desert, inaugural group show at form & concept, 435 S Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM. My ceramic installation In The Unlikely Event will be presented for the first time in the U.S. I participated in the Artist Talks at form & concept on Saturday May 28.

April 8- 10: SITE UNSEEN 9 benefit exhibition for SITE Santa Fe, participating artist.

March 16-19: Cranbrook +/- 25, at the NCECA (National Council for Education on the Ceramic Arts) Conference "Makers, Mentors & Milestones" in Kansas City; exhibit travels to New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, July ; The Brickyard Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; and Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI, in 2016-17.

March 12-31: Ceramicon, group show of Santa Fe ceramic artists, Santa Fe Collective, 1114 Hickox Street, with opening events March 12 from 6-8 pm


• Recent Talks:

AAAE Arts in the Airport Workshop, April 22-24, 2015, Dallas, TX. I gave a Keynote on the making of In The Unlikely Event, April 23, 2015, at the 13th Annual Arts in the Airport meeting of the American Association of Airport Executives.

SPREAD 5.0 October 24, 2014, Santa Fe, NM. I was thrilled to be selected as the winner of this micro-granting competition for New Mexico-based artists, organized by SITE Santa Fe, following 4-minute slide presentations by each of the eight Finalists, and a ballot of the assembled diners at the community dinner held at the Farmers' Market Building in Santa Fe's Railyard District.

The announcement of the vote was made by the winners of SPREAD 4.0, Axle Contemporary founders Jerry Wellman and Matthew Chase-Daniel.  


• Writing and Editorial projects:

Shannon Goff: Journeys in Cardboard and Clay, interview with the Pennsylvania-based sculptor, in her first artist monograph, forthcoming 2016.

WWW Drawing, editor of forthcoming book based on the 2013 symposium held at the Drawing Center, NY, featuring the eponymous W's — architects Michael Webb, James Wines, Mark West — and artists, architects and theorists Daniel Cardoso Llach, Andrew Heumann, Jürg Lehni, Seher Shah, and Ann Tarantino.

Ceramics in the Expanded Field. My first article in CFile, published October 2014 was an in-depth review of the conference Ceramics in the Expanded Field, held in London at the University of Westminster, in July 2014.