Janet Matthews (Born 1953, Chicago, Illinois) earned a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maryland and later earned a BA in Art Education from the same university. She was reintroduced to photography after becoming a high school art teacher in midlife. Her first teaching assignment included Photo 1, causing her to take continuing education courses at Maryland Institute, College of Art where she discovered an affinity for incorporating photography into her art practice. She has attended many photography workshops with instructors including Christopher James, Craig Stevens, Elizabeth Opalenik and others. Janet is a member of the cooperative photography gallery, Multiple Exposures Gallery, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Janet and her husband Bob live in Cheverly, Maryland, a small town just outside of Washington, DC, along with their two rescue dogs.
Selected Solo Exhibits
2017 Small Anxieties - Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2015 The Space Between - Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2014 On the Lot - Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD
2013 Retrospection - Galleries at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
2012 Vignettes - Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2010 Retrospection - Photoworks, Glen Echo, MD
Selected Two-Person* and Group Exhibits
2017 Portals - SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
2012 Alternative Visions - Photoworks, Glen Echo, MD
2012 Imagination - ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
2011 Hand + Eye - Through This Lens Gallery, Durham, NC
2010 *Carnival - Multiple Exposures Gallery, Alexandria, VA
2010 International Juried Plastic Camera Show - RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
2010 Carnival - Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
2009 *Water Series - Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD
2008 Alternative Processes: A Traveling Exhibition - Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, TX
2008 Virtual Prince George’s - Prince George’s Arts Council, Hyattsville, MD
2008 Formerly and Hereafter - Plates to Pixels Online Exhibition, www.platestopixels.com
2008 Fourth Annual Alternative Processes Competition - Soho Photo, New York, NY
2008 Photography Re-Imagined - Tilt Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Adore Noir Magazine, Issue 39, August 2017.
Elan Magazine, Vol. 17, No.9, May, 2017.
Gum Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, Christina Z. Anderson, Focal Press, 2016.
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes 3rd Edition, Christopher James, Course Technology, 2015.
Shots Magazine, Issue 103, Spring 2009 and Issue 104, Summer, 2009.
Diffusion Magazine, Formerly and Hereafter, Vol. 1, 2009.
Alternative Photography: Art and Artists, Edition 1, Malin Fabbri, ed., Stockholm: Malin Fabbri, alternativephotography.com, 2006.
2015 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2012 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
University of MD Art Gallery, College Park, MD
1995 BA, Art Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1986 BA, Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD