Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney based artist who works with Printmedia, Sculpture and with Altered books. She has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for 20 years. Her work deals with identity and displacement aiming to provoke enquiry about how we receive, perceive and imagine physical otherness. Janet is supported by Brenda May Gallery, Sydney where she has had several solo exhibitions.
She has been chosen as a finalist in many print and art competitions and has had recent work purchased by the Art Gallery of NSW and National Gallery of Victoria. Her work was included in the “Hello Dollies” exhibition at Penrith Regional Gallery in 2012. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections.
Janet has been Master Printer for various artists including Locust Jones, Debra Dawes and UK artist Mario Minichello. Janet is the Studio Supervisor in Printmedia at Sydney College of the Arts and a casual academic in the Printmedia Department where she has worked since 2006.
Janet was recently involved with Crossing Boundaries, a Printmedia collaboration between 5 Australian artists and 5 New Zealand artists who challenge traditional printmaking structures. This work was shown both in New Zealand and Australia.