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Janet Y Shagam


Snowy Day
One of Many
Stars and the Heavens Above
Somewhere Over Kansas
An Unintended Journey
Time Factor
Silk Road I
1 of 2
Snowy Day

Snowy Day

Reduction woodcut

10"H x 28"W


Photo by Pat Berrett

One of Many

One of Many

Date: 2014
Edition: Unique
Media: Scraped collagraph

20"H x 16"W


Stars and the Heavens Above

Stars and the Heavens Above

Assembled collagraph - matrix recycle cardboard and floor tiles

18"H x 18"W


Photo by Pat Berrett

Somewhere Over Kansas

Somewhere Over Kansas

2-plate etching

4.25"H x 9.5"W

$300 (unframed) original hand-pulled print

Photo by Pat Berrett

An Unintended Journey

An Unintended Journey

B/W Collagraph

27"H x 38.5"W


Photo by Pat Berrett

Time Factor

Time Factor

Monotype and reverse spit bite,hand drawing

unique print

23"H x 47"W


Photo by Pat Berrett



Date: 2014
Edition: unique
Media: Collagraph and hand drawing

22.5"H x 18.75"W


Silk Road I

Silk Road I

Multilayer woodcut with hand drawing

Photo by Pat Berrett



Chae-Um Gallery, Moo-Ju CC, Korea,

Jonathan Abrams collection, UNM School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Deasan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Epilepsy Museum, Kork, Germany

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Richmond College, Dallas, TX

Roland Park Country Day School, Baltimore, MD

University of North Carolina at Fayetteville

University of Texas at Austin

UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

UNM Law School, Albuquerque, NM

Artist Statement and Short Resume

I am an artist who emerged from a former career in microbiology research and university-level education. For more than 20 years, medical and science writing has been, and still is, my other life.

My recent emergence as an artist and printmaker didn’t come out of thin air. During my high school years, my nearly single-minded interest painting and sculpture led to scholarships to several prestigious art schools. For reasons beyond the scope of this narrative, I opted for degrees in biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. About 12 years ago, art became something I could no longer “not” do. New Grounds Print Workshop was my introduction to printmaking. A few years later, I bought a press, and moved into my own studio.

I have to say I am more than delighted in the richness “my emergence” has brought to my life. In 2007, I was a collaborative artist in the Tamarind Art Institute Master Printmaker Program. Because of that experience, I took several lithography classes at UNM. In 2011, I enjoyed a 6-week residency at the Venice Printmaking Studio located in Murano, Italy. The following year, I received a CABQ 1% for the Arts grant to fund a joint endeavor between the CABQ and the Tamarind Institute. In 2014, I received another CABQ 1% for the Arts grant. In addition to several solo exhibitions and many group shows, my work has been included in many local, national, and international juried shows, and hangs in public and private collections throughout the world.

Short Resume

Janet Yagoda Shagam

Studio -1337 Camino Cerrito SE

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

298.2163 (h) 239.0549 (c)


Place of birth: Washington DC, 1949


University of Massachusetts/Boston - BS, Biology

University of Arizona - MS, Biochemistry

University of New Mexico - PhD, Biology

Art Education

Advanced Printmaking, University of New Mexico, 2010

Lithography, University of New Mexico, 2009

Lithography, University of New Mexico, 2009

Independent study and relief printing, University of New Mexico 2007-2008

Collaborative Artist/Master Printmaker Program, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico Spring, 2007

Printmaking mentorship, University of New Mexico Fall, 2006

New Grounds Print Workshop and Gallery, 2002-2006

Mezzotint with Carol Sanchez, 2005.

ImageOn Workshop with Keith Howard, AIAI, June 2004

Watercolor with Dorothy Vorhees, 1998

Photography with Walter Pinto, University of New Mexico, 1993


“Biennial Southwest”, 2008, New Mexico News of the Southwest,

“A Man and His Figs”, Local iQ, July, 2008.

Curated Shows

Then and Now, Showcasing works by artists who have emerged from other careers. SCA, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April-May, 2010.

Upcoming Shows and Exhibits

Look Again, Danvers Art Museum, Danvers, Massachusetts, May-September, 2015.

From Palate to Plate, Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island, September 2014- January, 2015.

Installation: On the Wings of a Dove, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico October, 2015.

Installation, interactive street art, 3 wishes, July 26 and 27, 2014, funded by a City of Albuquerque 1% for the arts grant.

Group Show, Contemporary Arts Downtown, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June-July 2014..

Selected Recent Juried Shows and Exhibits

Albuquerque 1% for the arts

Group Show, Demons to Enlightenment, University of Melbourne Medical School, Victoria, Australia, August –September, 2014.

Group Show, Strata Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM, October 2013.

Boston Printmakers China Exchange, American Impressions Lujiazyi, Pudong, Shanghai. 2012

Almelek Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 2012.

EW Cultural Center, Oeoul Korea, September, 2012.

Han Yan Fine Art Gallery, Beijing, China, September, 2012.

By invitation, Spend it like Water, Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June-August, 2012.

Chae-Um Gallery, Moo-Ju CC, Korea, October, 2011.

Yu-Shin Museum of Art, Harbin, China, September, 2011.

Deasan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, June, 2010.

Gallery Edel, Osaka, Japan, June, 2010.

Park Fine Art, International Tour Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May-June, 2010.

Smithsonian International Gallery, Revealing Culture, June-September, 2010.

SCA, Emergence, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April, 2010.

Harwood Art Center, Weathering, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March, 2010.

GO Downtown Arts festival, September, 2009.

Greater Albuquerque, Roller and Print Society, Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June-July, 2009.

Group Show, 2009 International Tour Show, Park Fine Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Art & History Museum, New Mexico, September- November, 2008

Group Show, You are Here, Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008

Solo Show, Sunshine Café, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April, 2008.

Group Show, 2009 International Tour Show, Park Fine Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico (January-February 2009) and Kyung-In Museum of Art, South Korea (February- March, 2009)

Group Show, Imprints, M Café, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, April- September, 2008.

Group Show, Fisher Gallery, Pressing Objectives, April-May, 2008.

Group Show, A Valentine, 105 Studios, Albuquerque, NM, February, 2008.

Placitas Artist Series, Placitas, New Mexico, December, 2007.

Print Arts Northwest: Currents, Portland Oregon, November, 2007.

Group Show, New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 2007 - March 2008.


Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Chae-Um Gallery, Moo-Ju CC, Korea,

Epilepsy Museum, Kork, Germany http://www.epilepsiemuseum.de/english/

Jonathan Abrams collection, UNM School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Museo de la Estampa, Mexico City

Richmond College, Dallas, TX

Roland Park Country Day School, Baltimore, MD

University of North Carolina at Fayetteville

University of Texas at Austin

UNM Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

UNM Law School, Albuquerque, NM

Western University, Silver City, NM


Residency, Venice Printmaking Studio, Venice, Italy, 2011.

City of Albuquerque funded “Limited Edition Lithography Project” with Tamarind Institute, 2010.

GO Downtown Arts Festival – “Best Local Artist”

Collaborative Artist Program, Tamarind Institute, Spring, Semester, 2007

New Mexico State Fair, Professional Fine Arts, first place printmaking, 2006

New Mexico State Fair, Professional Fine Arts, second place printmaking, 2005


Sarah Biondi, OAC Gallery, www.OACgallery.com.

Park Fine Arts, 323 Romero St. NW Suite 6, Albuquerque, NM 87104


September 2 - 29, 2016

Paper and Steel

Gallery 5G Albuquerque New Mexico

January 8 - 29, 2016


Harwood Art Center

November 18, 2015 - January 4, 2016

Three Wishes - an Installation

Kimo Theater gallery, 421 Central Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Reception December 3rd 6-8 PM

June 6 - August 29, 2010

Revealing Culture

Smithsonian, Washington DC

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