Janelle Iglesias (b. 1980) is a New York-based artist born in Queens, NY. Her work explores how objects and materials carry meaning as well as our desire to find metaphor and order in the stuff around us. Iglesias’s solo exhibitions include We are all so far away from the sun, waiting, Toronto, Canada (2013); Cartwheel Galaxy, Larissa Goldston, NY (2012); and Fell from the Same Tree, Y Gallery, NY (2011).

Iglesias’s award and residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts, CA (2014); Artist Studio Program, Smack Mellon, NY (2009); Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME (2009); Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, NE (2008); and Fine Arts Work Center Fellow, MA (2007). She received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Emory University and M.F.A. in Sculpture from VCU.

Image credit: Iglesias, wooden sandwich, 2012