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Janet Shapero

144 Moody St., Building 4, Floor 2, Studio 1

Waltham, MA 02453 


2005-2013    Visiting Associate Professor        University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Doctorate Painting Program

2004                Visiting Associate Professor        Mass College of Art, Boston, MA, Foundations Program

2003                Visiting Associate Professor        Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, Sculpture Program

2000 -2001   Associate Professor                      Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Sculpture and Drawing Programs

1998                  Teacher of the Year                       Fine Arts Division, Utah State University, Logan, UT

1997                  Creative Researcher of Year       Utah State University, Logan, UT

1997-2000     Associate Professor                      Utah State University, Art Dept., Logan, UT, Head of Sculpture Program

1991-1997        Assistant Professor                       Utah State University, Art Dept., Logan, UT, Head of Sculpture Program

1990-1991       Faculty Assistant                           University of Wisconsin, Italian Department, Madison, WI



1999                  Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL (April)

1998                  The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA (Nov. - Dec.)

1998                  Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY (Oct. - Nov.)

1997                  Mountain West Center For Regional Studies Project Grant

1996                 Utah Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant

1994                 Utah State University, Faculty Research Grant

1993                  Helena Presents New Forms:  Regional Initiative

1990                 Wisconsin Arts Board Inter-Arts Development Grant

1979-                The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

1978-                The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

1977                   The Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Inc. Artists Fellowship


2013                  “Boundless Journeys,” Dedham Medical Associates, Norwood, MA

2011                   “Dawn on The Waters,” Elliot Hospital, Londonderry, NH

1993                  “The Seasons of Our Story,” Site-specific Public Outdoor Sculpture, (glass, sandstone), Salt Lake City, UT


2017                  “Janet Shapero – In Suspension – Recent Rete-Chromes and Rete-Forms, ”The Gallery at Villageworks,                                        Acton, MA

2012                  “Janet Shapero – Without Constraint,” Carney Gallery, Regis College, Weston, MA

2011                   “In Circulation,” Ashland Public Library, Ashland, MA

2011                   “Reconfigurations: a multi-phase, site-specific installation,”  Newton Cultural Center, Newton, MA

2010                 “Rete-Chromes 2010,” BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2009                “Rete-Chromes by Janet Shapero,” Harvest Gallery, Dennis, MA

2008                “Osservando, Entrando: Rete-Chromes by Janet Shapero,” Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

2008                “Collocations: Recent Rete-Chromes by Janet Shapero, ” Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

2008                “Juxtapositions: Recent Rete-Chromes by Janet Shapero,” Jasper Arts Center, Jasper IN

2007                “Evolutions, Recent Rete-Chromes by Janet Shapero,” BAAK Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2006                “Aqua ed Aria,” Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont, MA

2006                “Passi Luminosi,” Springstep, Medford, MA

2005                “Luminous Passages,”  Locco Ritoro Gallery, Boston, MA

1996                  “Illuminations,” Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

1995                  Ricks College, Rexburg, ID

1993                  “Tessuto Vitale,” Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT

1992                  "Recollections," 1708 E. Main Street Gallery, Richmond, VA

1991                   Edgewood College, Madison, WI

1989                  "Thresholds of Memory," University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

1985                  Natalini Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984                  Palazzo delle Muse, Viareggio, ITALY

1981                   Sala Esposizioni, Tonfano, ITALY

1980                 Da Rafaello, Pietrasanta, ITALY

1979                  Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA

1979                  La Bilancia Gallery, Pietrasanta, ITALY


2012                  Harvest Gallery, Dennis, MA (w Rowland Scherman)

2008                Oasis Gallery, Waltham, MA (w Sophia Mone)                                                                

2002                C.W. White Gallery, Portland, ME (w Richard D’Amato)

1994                  The Eccles Community Center, Ogden, UT (w Moishe Smith)

1994                  “Structured Perceptions/Perceptual Structures,” AVA Gallery, Logan, UT (w Sara Northerner)

1994                  “Perceptual Figurations: A Collaborative Installation,” Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT 

                           (w Sara Northerner)

1993                  “Ricordando,” Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (w Moishe Smith)

1981                   Montedison, Lido di Camaiore, ITALY (w Cesere Borascchi)


2006                “20th International Juried Show,” Visual Arts Center, Summit, NJ (Juror: Patterson Sims)

2006                “Connections,” Ben Shahn Galleries at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ (Juror: Donald Kuspit)

2006                “15TH National Exhibition,” Colorado Artist Association, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Dean Sobel)

2006                “Particular Places,” Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT (Juror: Bernard Chaet)

2002                “National Spring Open Juried Exhibition,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (Juror: Barbara Wolanin)

2002                “22nd National Juried Art Exhibition,” New Orleans Art Association, New Orleans, LA

                           (Juror: Kaywin Feldman)

2001                 “National Spring Open Juried Exhibition,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (Juror: Sam Hunter)

2000                “Print Work ‘2K,” Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Marilyn Symms)

2000                “72nd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA (Juror: Elizabeth Elvine)

2000                “A Call to the Arts,” Lord Fairfax Community College and the Corcoran Museum of Art, Middletown, VA                                     (Juror: Paul Brewer)

2000                “Gallery ‘76 17th National Juried Art Exhibit,” Wenatchee, WA (Juror: Josie De Falla, Director)

2000                “Harper College 23rd National Exhibition: Small Works,” Harper College, Palatine, IL

                           (Juror: John Heintzman)

2000                “3rd Annual Juried Competition,” Gallery West, Alexandria, VA (Juror: Ben Summerford)

2000                “7th Annual National Open Juried Exhibition,” Artists Unlimited, Inc. Tampa, FL (Juror: Ivan C. Carp)

1998                  “Counterpoint 1998,” Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX (Juror: Fran Larson)

1998                  “22nd National Print Biennial,” Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT (Juror: Clair Romano)

1998                  “Pressed and Pulled VII,” Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA (Juror: Wayne Kline)

1998                  “Works on Paper VIII,” Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV (Juror: Sonya Evanisko)

1998                  “Printwork ‘98,” Barrett House Galleries & School of Art, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Starr Figura)

1997                   “Art and Healing,” Artwest Gallery, Jackson, WY (Juror: Mary Alice Huemoeller)

1997                  “Pressed and Pulled VI,” Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA (Juror: Rudy Pozzatti)

1997                   “The Anti-Archival Show,” The Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL

                           (Jurors: Audrey Niffenegger and Clare Dolan)

1997                  “5th Annual National Exhibition, ”The Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, NY (Juror: Elizabeth Licata)

1997                  “Great Plains National Printmakers Exhibition,” Fifth Street Gallery, Bismarck, ND

                           (Juror: Richard Sammons)

1997                  “Valdosta Works On Paper IX,” Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA (Juror: Larry Tole)

1996                  “Works on Paper VI,” Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV (Juror: Sonya Evanisko)

1996                  “The North American Sculpture Exhibition,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO (Juror: Manuel Neri)

1996                  “Scene/Unseen,” Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM (Juror: Larry Ogan)

1996                  “Printmakers ‘96,” The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Juror: Carol Pulin)

1996                  “SITE,” Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (Juror: Howard Fox)

1996                  ”Printwork ‘96,” Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY (Juror: Marilyn Kushner)

1996                  “LaGrange National XIX,” Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA (Juror: Keith Rasmussen)

1996                  “Great Plains National,” Fort Hays State University, Hays, KA (Juror: Douglass Freed)

1996                  “Gender Agenda,” Muskingum College, New Concord, OH (Juror: Brooke Hannon)

1995                  “State of The Art,”  State of The Art Gallery, Ithaca, NY (Juror: Matthew Armstrong)

1995                  “Multi-Perspectives III,” An Art Place, Inc., Chicago, IL (Juror: Dennis Adrian)

1995                  “19th National Print Exhibition,” Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY (Michael DiCerbo)

1995                  “Reassembly Required,” Galleria Mesa, Mesa, AZ (Jurors: Victoria Weaer and Marie Navarre)

1995                  “Newform ‘95,” Dougherty Art Center, Austin, TX (Juror: Lee Chesney)

1995                  “Abstraction,” Doshi Center for Contemporary Art, Harrisburg, PA (Juror: Terrie Sultan)

1994                  “Counterpoint,” Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX (Juror: Angelika Jansen)

1994                  “Explorations:  Inner/Outer Spaces,” Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT ( Juror: Charlotta Kotiq)

1994                  “CAJE ‘94 America’s Cultural Diversity,” Center of Contemporary Arts, St. Louis, MO
                           (Jurors: Kevin Garber and Jeffrey Sipple)

1994                  “The Prints and the Paper,” San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA (Juror: Terrie Sultan)

1993                  “39th Annual Exhibition,” San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA (Juror: Elizabeth Smith)

1993                  "89th Open Exhibit," Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA (Juror: Harold B. Nelson)

1993                  "Revelations," West Third Gallery and Arts Complex, Austin, TX (Juror: Jeffery Moore)

1993                  "32nd Art Exhibition," Poudre Valley Art League, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Richard Schmid)

1993                  "Positive/Negative IX Exhibition," Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN                                         (Juror: Susan Knowles)

1993                  "The Florida National," Florida State University Gallery & Museum, Tallahassee, FL

                           (Jurors: Karen Bearer, Robert Fitchter and Marcia Orr)

1992                  "September Exhibition," Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA (Juror: Marilyn Zeitlin)

1992                  "Metals Now '92," Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA (Jurors: James Russell and Scott Ward)


2014                 “The Ossuary Project,” Herron Galleries, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

2013                  “The Ossuary Project,” University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2006                “Collage and Light,” Mugar Art Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

                           (Curators: Loretta Barnett & Rebekah Tolley)

2005                “Six Visions,” Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

2004                “9 From Waltham Mills,”  Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 

2002                “Women Beyond Borders,” Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2000                “Prize Invitational 2000,” Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

1996                  “Three Dimensional Utah: 100 Years of Sculpture,” Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT &                                         BYU, Provo, UT

1994                  “Out of Print,” Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

1994                  “A View of Eight,” Salt Lake Arts Center, Salt Lake City, UT (Juror: Dennis O’Leary)

1992                  “Utah ’92 Painting and Sculpture,” Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT (Juror: Peter S. Briggs)

1990                 Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI

1983                  Galleria ITA Incontri, Forte dei Marmi, ITALY

1982                  “A Prize Show,” Prudential Center Tower Building, Boston, MA

1982                  Galleria Comunale D'Arte Moderna, Forte dei Marmi, ITALY

1982                  La Spirale Gallery, Prato, ITALY

1977                   Viewpoint Gallery, Newport, RI

1977                   Boston City Hall, Boston, MA

1975                  Palazzo Cenci, Rome, ITALY


2007                 Annual Members’ Show, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (Juror: Nick Capasso)

2002                Wellesley College Studio Faculty Exhibition, Jewett Art Center Gallery, Wellesley, MA

2001                 Maine College of Art Faculty Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

1983                  Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA

1982                  “New England Sculptors Association Exhibition,” Prudential Center Tower Building, Boston, MA


Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Dana Farber, Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Museo dei Bozzetti, Piestrasanta, ITALY

Utah Arts Council, Statewide Collection, Salt Lake City, UT

FILM AWARDS (selected)

1978                 Photographic Society of America MPD International Film Festival: Film of the year, Experimental Film                                           Award, & Golden Microphone Award

1978                  Velden Austria Festival of the Nations, Silver Medal

1977                   CINE Film Festival, CINE Eagle Award

1977                   Virgin Islands International Film Festival, Bronze Venus Award (animation)

1977                   Scottish Film Festival, Glasgow, Stuart McAllister Award (sound)


2012                  Des del cor de la pintura, by Domenec Corbella, University of Barcelona press, (pgs. 97-11 & 102-104)

2011                   “The Power to Transform,” by Janet Shapero, Bringing Art to Life, The Art Connection, Vol. 27,                                                       Fall/Winter

2011                   “Artist’s installation magnifies a vision,” by Cindy Cantrell, (pgs.W1 & W5) The Boston Globe, April 17

2010                 “The Women of Waltham Mills Artists” by Megan McKee, The Boston Globe, Dec 23

2008                Raritan Quarterly Review, Rutgers University, edited by Jackson Lears, Spring

2007                “Rete-Chrome: A Hybrid Between Painting and Printmaking with Sculptural Influences,” by Janet                                                   Shapero, MAPC Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, (pgs. 17-20)

1993                  Utah State of the Arts, Ogden, UT, Meridian International, Inc., sections by Robert Kimball Herman and                                         Steven Rosen, September 20 – Oct 17, (pgs. 115, 166, 176)

1993                  “USU Artist Incorporates Utah Desert in Her Work,” by Julianne Basinger, Ute Bulletin, Ft. Duchesne, UT,                                   July 13

1993                  “The Fabric of Life,” by Patrick Williams, The Herald Journal, Cache Magazine, Logan, UT, Oct. 1, (pgs. 1,                                       2, 12 & 13)

1993                  “The Fabric of Life Reaches New Artistic Heights,” by Alice Brown-Wagner, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt                                         Lake City, UT, Oct. 3

1984                  "Shapero, Giovane Promessa Della Scultura," by Ludovico Gierut, Versillasette, Camaiore, ITALY

1982                  "La piazzetta com'era e la statua di San Francesco come pottrebbe essere nell' idea di una americana,"                                               by Milto Triglia, La Nazione, ITALY, Aug. 5

1980                 "Janet Shapero - Social Comment in Animation Is In The Frontier Stage," Kodak Professional Forum,

                           Special Animation Issue

1978                  Frames, a selection of drawings and statements by independent American animators, assembled by                                                   George Griffin, segment by Janet Shapero, Montpelier, UT, Capitol City Press, (pgs. 11-12)

EDUCATION (selected)

1986-1990      University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI                              MA Italian Literature

1985-1989      University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI                              MFA Sculpture and Printmaking

1981-1982        Malbacco Intaglio Studio Apprentice                               Pietrasanta, ITALY      

1978-1981        Palla Marble Studio Apprentice                                         Pietrasanta, ITALY      

1975,1979         Moroder Wood-Carving Studios Apprentice                 Ortisei, ITALY          

1974-1975        Antonio Berti Sculpture Studio Apprentice                   Sesto Fiorentino, ITALY

1976-1977        School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA         (Film)

1971-1975        Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI              BFA Sculpture


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