Janette K. Hopper is a painter, printmaker, performance artist and filmmaker. She served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Maria la Baja, Colombia SA. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Oregon, she has taught in Denmark, Germany and in the United States at Boise State University, University of Oregon, Columbia Basin College WA, Central Michigan University and, as the Art Department Chair, at the University of North Carolina Pembroke. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in museums, public venues, colleges and universities and in private galleries nationally and internationally in Spain, Mexico, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, New Zealand and Denmark. She participated as an artist in SIANOJA XIX (Simposio Internacional de Artistas Noja) in Noja Spain where she spent 10 days creating works with 13 artists from around the world.
As a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright Scholarships one from Denmark and one from the United States, Janette spent a year teaching and painting in Denmark where, beginning in Copenhagen, she began and continues to have, European one-person exhibits. Her landscape paintings and prints were included in a Fulbright juried retrospective in Washington, DC and also shown with New York artists in the Lincoln Center in NYC. She has exhibited in art centers, galleries and in juried exhibitions in the United States, Mexico, Germany, France, Bulgaria and Italy and, as a member of Paleur International, in Denmark.
She has over 40 works in public permanent collections including: Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville NC, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, Eugene OR; The Gilkey Collection Portland Art Museum, Portland OR; The Frye Art Museum, Seattle WA; the City of Mannheim Germany, Bietigheim-Bissingen Staedtische Gallerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany; the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo Bulgaria, Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Maryhill Museum of Art, Maryhill WA; Gonzaga University, Spokane WA; The National Park Service, Stehekin WA; Center for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles CA; Bald Head Limited; Bald Head Island NC; UNCP Livermore Library, Pembroke, NC; Prints Arts Northwest, Portland, OR; SGC International, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA; the Marselisborg Gymnaseum in Aarhus, Denmark; and many works purchased by the Washington State and Oregon State Arts Commission for permanent display in public venues.
Professor Hopper has presented her work at Monash University in Prato, Tuscany Italy; at the Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg Germany; the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; and The Kress Gallery and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture; Spokane WA. She has prints juried into the International German Linoleum cut Exhibit, Linolschnitt Heute VII, Stadtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany; into “Paper Politics” Traveling Exhibit, Exposition D’Art, Montreal, Canada; into the SGCInternational Traveling Exhibit and permanent collection and into the Museum of Humor and Satire in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. She produced a body of work (paintings and performances) for the National Park Service during an Art Residency in Stehekin, WA; the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin, MT; the No Boundaries International Art Colony in Bald Head Island, NC; Simposio Internacional de Artistas XIX in Noja Spain and in Buenos Aries with the Programa Internacional De Residencias Artisticas (ACE).
Of her over 250 exhibits, selected exhibits include: Galeria Espiral, Noja Spain. Club de la Presse and the Boulevard de Potes Bordeaux, France; Bürgerhaus Neckarstadt and Mannheim Rathaus, Mannheim, Germany; LAGALA, Merida, Mexico, North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, NC; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Frye Art Museum and the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA; the Maryhill Museum of Art, Maryhill WA; Cameron Museum of Art, the Bellamy House Museum, Cape Fear Community College, EXPO216 and the Warwick Gallery at UNC-Wilmington; all in Wilmington NC, PAN International Print Project Show, Portland OR; and New Zealand, SGCI Traveling Show 2012-2017; Loyola University; New Orleans, LA (and other locations),; Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA; the Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC; and the North Carolina Azalea Festival (Also invited juror of that exhibit), Wilmington, NC. Rev. Dec 2020
“Reframing the Self” – 2021
Video, 3 minutes 36 sec running time – NFS
Last September I was to have gone to Buenos Aeries to make prints and performances but instead the pandemic came. The same wonderful art organization offered me a virtual artist residency. It was really what got me going after losing so much momentum in the pandemic. Ariana Pirela Sánchez a dancer, film editor and I have been working together collaboratively virtually during and since the Together Apart Residency. We have never met face to face. Ariana lives in Montreal, Canada and is a Venezuelan by birth. I live in Wilmington, NC. We use WhatsApp and pass film footage, ideas, and prints and paintings back and forth virtually. We love working together and our first film Quintessence I and II is presently being show in Venice at the Venice International Art Fair both in the Piazza San Marco and in the Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello. “Reframing the Self” is the first of our new works centering on the Ocean. I am all of the characters in the film and using my masks and writing the haikus. Ari did the wonderful editing of the images. It will be shown for the first time along with my El Mar series of ink washes in Spain at Galeria Espiral. We continue to work on this series which is both personal and addresses the wider issues and concerns surrounding the warming ocean.