Janet has been working in textile and fiber related art forms since she was old enough to sit in front of a sewing machine. Her work has been exhibited throughout the world and has won numerous awards. It can be found in private and corporate collections including the Bernina International Collection in Switzerland where one of her pieces, Waiting as a Garden (2002), was chosen as the first piece for their collection.
Janet currently works in mixed media with a focus on pieces that combine printmaking and fiber processes to develop abstract emotional art in textiles and paper. Janet has been invited to create wearable art for the Bernina Fashion Show four times, has exhibited at the McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC, and in the 2008 was awarded the 7th Street Windows Exhibition. The beadwork reliquary, Ix Chel (2007) is traveling internationally with Beadwork International through 2010.
Images of her work, as well as many articles, have been seen in various publications including, Quilting Arts, FiberArts, HeART Quilt Quarterly, Art2Wear, Quilting Quarterly, and Professional Quilting. She has been awarded an Affiliate Artist residency at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in 2006. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Charlotte Quilters Guild Education Grant. She has recently been published in the Lark Book, Beading with Pearls.
Janet currently is a Regional Artist for Mecklenburg County where she is currently developing textiles for production. She designs art curricula and teaches workshops for art teachers, adults, teens and public and private schools in North Carolina.
Before becoming a full time professional artist, she pursued a career as a statistical, financial, and systems analyst in educational and corporate institutions while continuing to create award-winning wearable art garments. Janet lives with her husband in the historic district of Dilworth in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has a son who is in graduate school.
Come Visit my studio!
Hours: MWF 10-5 and by appointment
118 East Kingston Ave Studio #206, Charlotte NC 28203
Studio Phone: 704-560-3052
Send me an email: janet@janetALasher.com