Lot #80: Janet Yagoda Shagam, Stars and the Heavens Above, 2010

JANET YAGODA SHAGAM
Stars and the Heavens Above, 2010 (framed)
18×18 inches
Edition of 6
Multi-plate assembled collagraph
Signature on the back
Printed by the artist

Donated by the artist

ABOUT THE ARTIST

I am an artist who emerged from a career as a microbiologist and science writer. Printmaking is my focus. I enjoy combining and experimenting with various kinds print media such as lithography, mokulito, etching, relief, and collagraph. I am committed to a non-toxic printmaking practice and prefer to use inexpensive (cheap) matrices.

My art education includes participation in specialized workshops and art residencies as well as several studio art classes at The University of New Mexico. However, for the most part, my education is one of learning from mistakes and of recognizing and taking advantage serendipitous happenings.

In addition to private collections, my work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, I was juried into a group show at the Smithsonian Institute Ripley Gallery. My monotype Mesa was selected for inclusion in the Winter 2019 International Print Center New York (IPCNY) exhibit. In 2011, I received an Albuquerque 1% for the Arts grant to create an edition at the Tamarind Institute. Two of the resulting lithographs hang in City Multi-Generational Centers. That same year, I participated in a 2-month art residency in Venice, Italy. I have enjoyed two short-term residencies at Keystone Press – a lithography atelier located in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, I received a 1% for the Arts Grant to fund a Summer Fest temporary pop-up event. In 2015, I received an Albert Pierce Foundation grant to fund Three Wishes – an installation that documents the quiet wishes that women must put aside in the face of hardship or the responsibilities of family, work, and the home. In 2015, I, along with two other women, received an invitation from the Harwood Art Center to participate in the 2016 exhibit schedule in celebration of the Art Center’s 25th anniversary. I have been juried into several international print shows as well as have had my work included in a number of international print exchanges. Summer 2016, I attended a week-long residency at Crown Point Press located in San Francisco, California. During the summer of 2017, I participated in a non-toxic lithography workshop held at Making Art Safely, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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