MFA, TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, 1976
BFA, CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART, 1971
Catherine Jansen (b. 1945), who studied with William Larson at the Tyler School of Art (whom she married and divorced), made Soft Silver Tea Set (1968), a “scale-to-life,” three-dimensional cyanotype. This was followed by a three-dimensional environment, The Blue Room (1968), whose entire contents were cyanotypes printed on cloth. Jansen’s kinesthetic works echo how women had traditionally expressed themselves in creative activities like quilt-making. Featuring stitched and stuffed life-size photograms of people, Jansen merged personal content ...