Janette Hopper

(American, born 1946)

Janette Hopper is a visual and performance artist. She is also a retired professor and taught art at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, South Central Washington, as well as in Idaho, Oregon, Michigan, and North Carolina. In her own words "I am especially interested in the unknown mysterious qualities of nature. Developing a feeling of light intrigues me... Clouds enchant my eye because of their infinite variety and because they cast interesting shadows."

Hopper grew up in Idaho with a lot of camping and fishing trips. In the 1960s, she dropped out of university in the middle of the Vietnam War and joined the Peace Corps, spending two years in Colombia, South America. She eventually received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Secondary Art Education from Boise State University in Idaho, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Oregon in 1984. She went on a Fulbright Teaching Exchange in Denmark, northern Europe, in 1992.