Janet Matthews is a Maryland-based artist who explores psychological themes through evocative still life and landscape images. She graduated from the University of Maryland, earning degrees in Studio Art and Art Education. Her background in drawing and painting has influenced her approach to photography, as she often incorporates hands-on methods into her work. She taught art in the Montgomery County Public Schools system for a number of years, and has also taught classes for Photoworks at Glen Echo Park in Maryland.
Janet has exhibited her work nationally, in group and solo shows. Her work has been featured in numerous books and publications including Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual by Clay Harmon and Seeing in Sixes by Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher. She was awarded Individual Artist Award grants by the Maryland State Arts Council in 2012 and 2015, and her work is in the collection of the University of Maryland.
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- or Three-Person* and Group Exhibits
2018 Altered Worlds - SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC
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
Seities Magazine, February 2019.
Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Clay Harmon, Focal Press, 2018.
Seeing in Sixes 2018, Brooks Jensen & Maureen Gallagher Editors, LensWork Publishing, 2018.
Shadow and Light Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 39, September/October 2018.
Adore Noir Magazine, Issue 6, August 2017.
Elan Magazine, Vol. 17, No.9, May, 2017.
Gum Printing: A Step-By-Step Manual, Christina Z. Anderson, Focal Press, 2016.
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes 3rd Edition, Christopher James, Course Technology, 2015.
2019 Montgpmery County Public Art Trust / Contemporary Works on Paper Collection acquisition award
2015 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
2012 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award
Montgomery County Public Art Collection: The Contemporary Works on Paper Collection
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