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Janet I. Lipkin, American Artist, educator. Fulbright Hays scholar, 1976; grantee San Francisco Public Funds, 1974,Artist in Schools, 1975. Member University of California Berkeley Museum, Berkeley Art Center, Richmond Art Center, Oakland Museum, San Francisco Modern Museum, Mendocino Art Center.


Lipkin, Janet I. was born on July 24, 1948 in Jersey City. Daughter of Milton and Ruth (Jacobson) Lipkin.


Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, Pratt Institute, 1970.


Artist, lecturer workshops, Sheridan College Technology, Caledon East, Canada, 1970-1971;artist-in-residence, Peters Valley Craftsman, Layton, New Jersey, 1972-1973;artist-in-residence, DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, 1974-1975;textile designer, Tami Sportswear, San Francisco, 1978-1980;head artist designer, Janet Lipkin Knits, Berkeley, California, 1982-1992;art teacher, Berkeley Adult School, since 1992;art teacher, Tehiyah Day School, El Cerrito, California, since 1993. Art teacher University of Minnesota, Duluth, summers 1992, 95, 96, 97, 98, Mendocino (California) Art Center, summers 1992-1996. Lecturer, presenter workshops in field.

Creator curriculum for art program Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Cmty.Ctr., 1991. Teacher Oakes Children's Center, Francisco, 1975-1976, Bessie Carmichael School, San Francisco, 1986. Visiting artist Tehiyah Day School, 1991-1992.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Artist for book: Art to Wear, 1986. Feature artist various publications. One-woman shows at Julie Artisans Gallery, New York City, since 1973, Mobilia, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1973, OBIKO, San Francisco, since 1973, Palo Alto (California) Cultural Center, 1979, Kurland/Summers, Los Angeles, since 1988.

      Exhibited in group shows at Oregon School Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, 1984, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 1984, Fiberworks, Berkeley, 1984, American Crafts Museum, New York City, 1983-1985, 89, 90, 92, Janis Studio, Chicago, 1985, International Gallery, San Diego, 1985, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, 1985, Cambridge Art Council, Society Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1985, OBIKO, 1985, United States Information Service, 1984-1986, Redding (California) Museum and Art Center, 1986, Cleveland Center Contemporary Art, 1987, 92, Columbus (Ohio) Cultura Arts Center, 1987, Textile Council of Minneapolis Institute Art, 1987, Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1988, University California-Davis, 1988, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1988, Visual Arts Museum, New York City, 1989, Kurland/Summers Gallery, Los Angeles, 1989, Hand and Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1990, Art Ginza Space, Tokyo, 1990, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, 1990, Columbus Cultura Arts Center, 1990, Crocker Museum Art, Sacramento, 1991, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, 1992, Sun Gallery, Hayward, California, 1992, Navy Pier, Chicago, 1992, Julie Artisans Gallery, New York City, 1994, Textile Museum, Washington, 1996, others. Represented in permanent collections Muriel Newman Collection, Metropolitan Museum, New York City, American Crafts Museum, New York City. Appeared on television documentary Artwear, The Body Adorned, 1991, People Art Talking.


Member University of California Berkeley Museum, Berkeley Art Center, Richmond Art Center, Oakland Museum, San Francisco Modern Museum, Mendocino Art Center.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, walking, museums, camping, family activities.


Married Arthur Decker, June 10, 1969 (divorced August 1974. Married Barry Lee Shapiro, April 16, 1981. Children: Max, Ruby.

Milton Lipkin

Ruth (Jacobson) Lipkin

Arthur Decker

Barry Lee Shapiro

Max Lipkin

Ruby Lipkin