Ilona Granet

Created and hung through 1980 to 1985 for Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

Ilona Granet (born 1948) is a contemporary American artist. Granet is known for her works that stem from experience as a signpainter.[1] As a feminist she has collaborated with local communities and the New York City Department of Transportation for (NYCDOT) her most renowned works which addressed women's safety in the streets.[2][3] Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art[4] and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.[5] She also appears in the 1984 super8 film by Kiki Smith and Ellen Cooper entitled Cave Girls (film).[6]


  1. ^ Jo Anna Isaak (1996). Feminism and Contemporary Art: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter. Psychology Press. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-0-415-08014-9.
  2. ^ Schollette, Gregory (2010). Dark Matter Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture. United States of America: Pluto Press. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7453-2752-5.
  3. ^ "Safe to Stroll". Jamaica Flux. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
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  6. ^ Kiki Smith interviewed by Joseph Nechvatal on Cave Girls (film), Collaboration, and Some of Her Earliest Works published January 14, 2020 at Hyperallergic

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