Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 2023-24 Public Lecture Series is free and open to the public in the deSalle Auditorium at the Cranbrook Art Museum. On Thursdays, Cranbrook Art Museum galleries are also free and open late. Please arrive early to see our current exhibitions before the lecture.
Janny Baek is an artist and architect born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Queens, New York. Janny received her BFA in Ceramics from The Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a sculptor in animation and toys before returning to school for her Master’s in Architecture at Harvard University, and counts her experience in craft, pop culture, design, and architecture among the influences on her current work in ceramics. After founding her architecture firm, McMahon-Baek Architecture in 2014, Janny returned to ceramics and started her practice in 2019. In 2021, Janny was named an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly, and her first solo exhibition, The Pleasure of Growth, at Culture Object, NY, in March 2023 was covered by THe New York Times and Wallpaper* Magazine. Janny currently lives and works in lower Manhattan with her husband and their two daughters.

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