Janelle Miniter is a Master’s candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts. Her research focuses on the Russian avant-garde and examines the utilization of art as a political vehicle that reshapes culture and society during periods of revolution. She also studies the cross-cultural legacy between the East and West and the unique synthesis of these two traditions in Russian art, particularly in paintings and textiles. Before joining the IFA, Janelle worked as the Exhibitions Manager at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) for four years. During her tenure, she executed over a dozen exhibitions and curated MODA’s most popular exhibit, “Designing Playful Cities.” Janelle earned two B.A.s (History and Art History) from Kennesaw State University.