Janet Olivia Henry (b. 1947; Harlem, New York) lives and works in Queens, New York. She was educated at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and received a fellowship in education from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In partnership with filmmaker Linda Goode Bryant, Henry produced Black Currant, a magazine which highlighted the experimental work of artists who were showcased by Just Above Midtown Gallery (JAM).
Henry has exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; PPOW Gallery, New York; the New Museum, New York; Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Newark Museum, New Jersey; Artists Space, New York; and Just Above Midtown, New York. Her work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, and Smithsonian Magazine, among others.
As as an educator, Janet Henry has worked at the New York State Council on the Arts, the education department at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Lower Eastside Girls Club, and currently at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School.