Janette K. Hopper is an active painter,
printmaker and performance artist who grew up in Idaho in a creative
outdoor family. During college, she served two years as a Peace
Corps Volunteer in Maria la Baja, Colombia SA and afterward was
a partner in a family ranch in Idaho. 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.
Mentor/Professors for her MFA include Frank Okada, Ron Graff and
Kate Nicholson. Her work has been shown and collected extensively
in museums, public venues, colleges and universities and in private
galleries nationally and internationally in Germany, France, The
Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark and the United States.
As a recipient of two prestigious Fulbright
Scholarships one from Denmark and one from the United States, she
spent a year teaching and painting in Denmark where, beginning in
Copenhagen, she began to have European one-person exhibits. Her
landscape paintings and prints were included in a Fulbright juried
retrospective in Washington, DC and also with New York artists in
the Lincoln Center and in many other juried exhibitions internationally.
She has exhibited in art centers and galleries in the United States,
Germany, France, Bulgaria and Italy and, as a member of Paleur International,
She has works in many permanent collections
including: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon,
Eugene OR, The Gilkey Collection Portland Art Museum, Portland OR,
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, many works purchased
by the Washington State and Oregon State Arts Commission for permanent
display in public venues, 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,
University of Mississippi, Oxford MS and the Marselisborg Gymnaseum
in Aarhus Denmark.
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, into Paper Politics
Traveling Exhibit, Exposition DArt, 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 (oils and watercolors) for the National
Park Service during an Art Residency in Stehekin WA, and participated
in the Montana Artist Refuge Basin MT and the No Boundaries International
Art Colony in Bald Head Island NC.
Selected exhibits include: Club de la
Presse and the Boulevard de Potes Bordeaux, France, Bürgerhaus
Neckarstadt and Mannheim Rathaus, Mannheim, Germany, Frye Art Museum
and the Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA, the Maryhill Museum
of Art, Maryhill WA, North Carolina Museum of Art and the North
Carolina Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, NC, Los Angeles Municipal
Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, PAN International Print Project Show,
Portland OR and New Zealand, Cameron Museum of Art, the Bellamy
House Museum and the Warwick Gallery at UNC-Wilmington, Wilmington
NC, SGCI Traveling Show 2012-2017, Loyola University, New Orleans
LA, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta GA and the Chapel Hill Town
Hall, Chapel Hill NC.
Retired Professor Janette K Hopper was
the Art Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at
Pembroke. During her tenure the Faculty and student body increased
substantially and the Art Building (Locklear Hall, ca 1950) was
completely renovated and expanded. Also the Art Department was accredited
by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
In 2010 she received an Adolph E. Dial Award for Scholarship/Creative
Work, a University wide honor.
Previously she was an Assistant Professor
at Central Michigan University in Mt Pleasant MI, and Art Faculty
Member and Department Lead at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA.
She has also taught at the Marselisborg
Gymnaseum in Aarhus Denmark, the Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg,
Ludwigsburg, Germany, the University of Oregon, Eugene OR and at
Boise State University, Boise ID.
She has a MFA in Painting from the University
of Oregon, a MA in Secondary Art Education from Boise State University
and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Boise State University.
Janette K Hopper Artist Statement
My works are inspired by the special
places I have experienced while hiking, camping and kayaking. I
have explored beaches, mountains, black water swamps, creeks, fields
and visited many unique beautiful places. The outdoors long has
enchanted me and inspired my art. I have learned how significant
fire is to the land, water to the swamps and marshes and the interrelation
of all these elements to the animals and plants we call nature.
As an artist, Cezanne came close to finding an artistic mode to
express his feelings about nature. It is my journey too, as an artist
to observe nature and then share with you what I see through the
materials and techniques of art. My searching gaze, artistic discipline
and my sensitivity to the processes and materials of art can be
seen on the website or in my exhibits. Some works also address contemporary
issues and make satire or political comment. Other works speak loudly
about our dilemma as human beings hoping to join our efforts to
spare nature as we know it.
I love our parks and wild lands. I want
them sustained not depleted because of exploitation and monetary
motives but preserved so that all of us can find a deeper meaning
in life. The wealth of solitude, wildness, and beauty that so enriches
our inner lives and brings us peace enables us to join together
and build a future.