Janet Neuwalder is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in clay and ceramic processes. Some of Neuwalder’s installations are modeled after anthropological displays often found in Natural History Museums. Her wall installations are often assembled from hundreds of fragments that seemingly float on the wall. Neuwalder draws from her Japanese-Austrian heritage using historical, personal, and appropriated images as mental and visual markers that map and launch a visual arena for the viewer.Neuwalder received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has exhibited nationally since 1984 at a variety of venues including The Everson Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum, American Craft Museum, South Carolina State Museum, Holter Museum of Art and the Headley-Whitney Museum and Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. Her work is included in the collections at the Mint Museum of Art and Design, Charlotte and the Long Beach Art Museum, in Long Beach, CA. Neuwalder is a Ford Foundation recipient and was awarded a Kentucky State Arts Council grant. She was one of the documented artists in Focus on the Masters. Currently, Neuwalder teaches at California Lutheran University and works out of her studio in Ventura, CA.