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Janet Gail Shapero, American art educator. Artist fellow Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, 1977; grantee Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, 1978-1979, 79-80, Inter-Arts Development grantee Wisconsin Arts Board, 1990, Individual Artist grantee Utah Arts Council, 1996; recipient New Forms; Regional Initiative award Helena Presents, 1993.


Shapero, Janet Gail was born on July 20, 1953 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Phillip David S. and Beatrice Yanofsky.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Printmaking, University Wisconsin, 1989. Master of Arts in Italian Literature, University Wisconsin, 1990.


Teaching assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1985-1989;faculty assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1990-1991;assistant professor, Utah State University, Logan, 1991-1997;associate professor, Utah State University, Logan, since 1997. Jewelry designer Hedison Corporation, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974, assistant AntonioBerti Sculpture Studio, Florence, Italy,1974-1975. Resident artist Palla Marble Studio, Pietrasanta, Italy, 1978-1981, Herman Moroder Wood-Carving Studio, Ortisei, Italy, Malbacco Intaglio Studio, Pietrasanta, 1980-1983, Mariani Foundry, Pietrasanta, 1980-1984.

Artist Olive Jar Animation Studio, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1985. Art restorer Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, 1991. Co-chair sculpture conference Nora Eccles Harrison Museum Art, Logan, Utah, 1992.

Area coordinator Save Outdoor Sculpture, Box Elder, Rich, Cache counties, Utah, 1993. Guest juror Small Works on Paper and Small 3-Dimensional Objects Gallery 109 Utah State University, Logan, 1993, Alliance for the Varied Arts Annual Fine Art Competition, Logan, 1993, Sterling Scholar awards, Ogden, Utah, 1993, student art exhibition Utah State University Bookstore, Logan, 1995. Visiting artist Pannonia Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 1979, Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, 1990, Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, 1990, El Camino College, 1993.

Speaker, lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Principal works include outdoor sculpture Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Triad Center, Salt Lake City. One-woman exhibitions include Edgewood College, Madison, 1991, 1708 E. Main St. Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1992, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum Art, Logan, Utah, 1993, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho, 1995, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, 1996.

      Two-person exhibitions include Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, 1993, Salt Lake City Art Center, 1994, AVA Gallery, Logan, 1994, The Eccles Community Center, Ogden, Utah, 1994. Group exhibitions include Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1990, Indianapolis Art League, 1991, Downey (California) Museum Art, 1992, Alexandria (Louisiana) Museum Art, 1992, Florida State University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, 1993, San Diego Art Institute, 1993, 94, Slocumb Galleries East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1993 (Honorary Mention), Salt Lake Art Center, 1992, 93, 94, Twain Tippetts Gallery Utah State University, Logan, 1992, 93, 95, Union Pacific Depot, Salt Lake City, 1993, Union Pacific Depot, Salt Lake City, 1993, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas, 1993, 94 (Juror's award), Dolores Chase Arts Center, 1994, Museum of Art Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1994, Schenectady (New York ) Museum, 1995, An Art Place, Chicago, 1995, Nightengale Gallery Eastern Oregon State College, LaGrande, 1996, Chattenoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, Georgia, 1996, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1996, University Pittsburgh, 1996, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, 1996, Shepherd College, Brigham Young University, 1996, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, 1996, numerous others. Represented in public collections Boston Public Library., others.


Phillip David S.

Beatrice Yanofsky