Janette K. Hopper

Janette K Hopper

Painter, Printmaker, Performance Artist and Filmmaker



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 and showing in European one-person exhibits. Since receiving her MFA from the University of Oregon, she has taught in Denmark, Italy, Germany and in the United States – most recently as Art Dept Chair at UNC Pembroke. Her art has been shown in over 250 solo, invitational and group shows and also collected extensively in over 60 public museums, public venues, colleges and universities and also in many private galleries nationally and internationally principally in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, Denmark, Mexico and the US. She also served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Maria la Baja, Colombia SA.

Recently, she was invited to show at the Annual Fulbright Conference and also in Santander Spain and Portugal (2022). She also had a solo art show in Noja Spain and a short film in the 13th Edition (2021) of the Venice (Italy) International Art Fair. She participated in a month long invitational virtual residency in Buenos Aries with the Programa Internacional De Residencias Artisticas (ACE) in 2020. In the summer of 2019, she was selected to be a part of the prestigious Simposio Internacional de Artistas XIX in Noja Spain. WILMA Magazine has named her a "Woman to Watch" in the arts and she was the Juror/Judge of the 2018 Official North Carolina Azalea Festival Art Show.

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 and JMW Turner 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 you can see 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. 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.

More Information:

She has over 60 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.

Hopper has participated in over 250 exhibits in:

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. Of her over 250 exhibits, selected exhibits include: Galeria Espiral, Noja Spain. Club de la Presse and the Boulevard de Potes Bordeaux, France; Padagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg Germany; Bürgerhaus Neckarstadt and Mannheim Rathaus, Mannheim, Germany; 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; PAN International Print Project Show, Portland OR; and New Zealand; Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA; the Kress Gallery and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture; Spokane WA; the Chapel Hill Town Hall, Chapel Hill, NC; and the North Carolina Azalea Festival (Also invited juror of that exhibit), Wilmington, NC.

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 (2012-2017) 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; participated in the prestigious Simposio Internacional de Artistas XIX in Noja Spain; the Montana Artist Refuge in Basin, MT; and the No Boundaries International Art Colony in Bald Head Island, NC. She participated in a month long Artist Residency and Invitational Group Show by the Fundación´ace para el Arte Contemporáneo (Proyecto ACE) in Buenos Aries, Argentina