Photo credit: Jerry Siegel - for BMetro magazine

Janice Kluge received her M.F.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and B.F.A. degree with Honors, from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She was a Professor of Art at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she taught from 1982- 2007. Currently, she is an Emeritus Professor and working full-time as an artist in Birmingham, Alabama.

Kluge has exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in various public collections among them- the Shengua Art Center, Nanjing, China, Centro Cultural, Chiguanyante, Chile, Huntsville and Mobile Museums of Art, Shaw Art Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, The University of Georgia, Athens, and many private collections within the southeast. Most notable national exhibition venues include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, Navy Pier, Chicago, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY; San Francisco State University, California; the Fine Arts Center in Taos, New Mexico; and The Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Kluge has received recognition through numerous grants and awards. Her work has been reviewed and published in a variety of journals and art magazines, such as, SCULPTURE magazine, Metalsmith magazine, American Crafts magazine, ART PAPERS, and CIRCA: Art Magazine, covering contemporary visual culture in Ireland. Her work has been pictured in the Lark Ceramics Books, 500 Teapots, Vol. 2, 2013 and Image Transfer on Clay, 2006, as well as Beginning Sculpture, Davis Publications, and The Sculpture Reference, 2005.

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