Janet is an artist, poet and arts educator. Her work explores the process of mixed media and construction using found, purchased and made objects. She often combines drawing, painting and collage within the constructions. The process is intuitive as each part determines where and how they want to come together to tell the story of moments in time. She worked at The Children's Cancer Hospital, University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for over ten years as an art teacher and was part of the team that created "Street SmART", a creative arts project for Harris County Juvenile Probation in Houston.

Selected Exhibitions

Holiday Open House, Mossrock Gallelry, The Woodlands, Dec 2017-Jan-18

A Reflection of Myself, St. Peters Cultural Arts Center, St. Peters, MO Oct 18-Dec 17

Merge IV, African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM, April 1-30, 2017

Art Car Museum, Lives Matter, November, 2016-January 29, 2017

9th Juried Invitational Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston  2016

Synergy: An Art Group, Ten by Ten Pearl Fincher Museum Houston 2016

International Society of Experimental Artists, Sept 20-Nov-29, 2015, Traverse City, MI

Art Car Museum, Open Call, Reincarnation, September 2015

Re-Imaging-Mary Magdalene, Cloister Gallery, Houston 2015

Then and Now: Mossrock Studio and Fine Art Gallery, Houston, Texas 2015

Liminal State, Jung Center, Houston, Texas 2015

Essence of Women: Museum Contempo, Shelton, Washington 2014

There's no Place Like Home: SLMM, Hays At Center, Hays, Kansas 2014

Who Is God, International Exhibit II, Museum Contempo, Shelton, Washington 2014

Freeing the World in Small Spaces, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas 2013

12" x 12", Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale, Austin, Texas 2013

Suitcase Show: Layerist Society, Taos, New Mexico 2012

Heroines Journey, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas 2011

Art From Found Material, Canal Street Gallery, Houston, Texas 2011

Evolutionaries: Art & Healing, Art Gallery @ HCC 2011

Portals, Dragonfly Gallery, Rosedale, Austin, Texas 2011

TXT, Archway Gallery, Houston, Texas 2011

TXT, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 2010

Turning Point, Jung Center of Houston, Texas 2009

Presence, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 2008-2009

Unabridged Editions, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas 2008

It's About Time, Artists' Showplace, Dallas, Texas 2007

It's About Time, The Jung Center Art Gallery, Houston, Texas 2007

Exploring Multiple Dimensions, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History 2007

Connections: We Are All One, Lexington, Kentucky 2006

Active Imaginations, Jung Center, Houston, Texas 2006

Altered States, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas 2006

The Suitcase Show, Women & Their Journeys, Brazosport Art League 2006

On The Edge, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia 2005

Give the Gift of Freedom, Galleria, Houston, Texas 2005

WIVLA, Mind Puddles Gallery, Houston, Texas 2005

Texas Connections, Artists' Showplace Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2005

Texas Connections, Art Institute of Houston, 2004

WIVLA, One Allen Center, Houston, Texas 2003

Crossings, The Jung Center, Houston, Texas 2002

Seeds of Healing, Bank America Building, Houston, Texas 2002

Contemporary Mandalas, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Ct. 2000

Birth of Wisdom, St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000

Assistance League of Houston Celebrates Texas Art, Williams Tower, 2000

Bridging Time & Space, Dominican College Library Gallery, San Rafael, Ca. 1999

Texas Layerist in Multi-Media, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas 1999

Celtic Connections, Laura Knott Gallery, Bradford College, Haverhill, Ma. 1998

Visual Voices, Nations Bank, Houston, Texas 1996

Layered Perspective, Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Fayetteville, Ar., 1994

Crossings, Laura Knott Art Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, Mass. 1994

Women View Art and Healing, Ingram, Texas, 1994

The Universal Link, San Antonio, Texas 1992

Art is for Healing, San Antonio, Texas 1992

Group Exhibition, Robinson Gallery, 1991

The Healing Experience, Bradford, Massachusetts, 1991

Layering, A Gathering of Voices, San Rafael, Ca., 1991

Group Exhibition, Robinson Gallery, 1990

Artist/Self Portrait, C. G. Jung Education Center, 1989

Inner Journeys, Watercolor Art Society, 1988

Western Federation Watercolor Society, Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona, 1987

Women Artists of Three States, Dallas Women's Caucus for Art, 1987

National Watercolor, Oklahoma, 1987

Images of the Goddess, In Her Image, A Gallery of Women's Art, Portland, Oregon

Transformations, C. G. Jung Education

Past Presence: A Circle of Women's Visions, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, Oregon

150 Works by Texas Women Artists, Dallas Women's Caucus for Art, Telluride, Colorado

Solo Exhibit

Liminal State, C. G. Jung Educational Center, 2014

In Search of the Goddess Within, C. G. Jung Educational Center, 1987

Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, 1987


Society of Layerist in Multimedia

Society For the Arts in Healthcare

Visual Arts Alliance

© Janet Hull Ruffin 2014