Janet Van Fleet

201 North Main Street, Barre, Vermont 05401

Tel: 802-563-2486    Cell: 802-272-5956




B.A. Magna Cum Laude, University of Michigan

M.A., Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont­



1st Place Juror’s Award in Doors and Windows: Open and Closed, AVA, Lebanon, NH, October, 2017, for Men's Cabinet

3rd Place Juror’s Award, Montpelier, VT, SculptCycle, June, 2008, for Battering Ram

Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, Worcester, MA, selected as central exhibit creator for a collaborative of four regional (Quebec, VT, MA, ME) mid-size museums’ Transformations project, 2008.

Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, grant for 2005-2006 creation of new work

Vermont Arts Council grant for 2005-2006 for the creation of two new installations

2nd Place for Outdoor Sculpture, S.E.A.B.A.’s Lucky 13 Art Hop (2005), for Teapot Dialogue.

Judge, 23rd Annual Vermont High School Congressional Art Competition (appointed by Senator James M. Jeffords), May, 2004

Vermont Arts Council grant 1996-1997 for creation of new work, A Guided Tour of Dante's Inferno, a self-enclosed sculptural installation


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS (Name of venue in Italics, Work exhibited following in parenthesis)

De Tripas Corazon (Tripas and Homage to Henrietta Lacks), Garbo by Greta, Panama City, Panama, Mar13-17, 2019

TELEPHONE: An International Arts Experiment, online at, 2015

International Sculpture Day Open Studio, International Sculpture Center, April 24 , 2015

Tarpspace Project (Gene Pool), Zia Park, Western Australia, Permanent installation, installed November, 2013

Hello from Vermont, Maison Kasini, Montreal, Canada, February 9 - March 26, 2011

ON THE PLANET, Nagoya Citizens Gallery at Yada, Nagoya, Japan, January 27 - February 7, 2010


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Title of exhibit in Italics)

Satellite Gallery, Lyndonville, VT,  Story-Board, Two-person with Cheryl Betz, March, 2023

J. Langdon, Montpelier, VT, New Work, June, 2022

J. Langdon, Montpelier, VT, Hang On, Hang In, Hangin’, August, 2020

Northern Vermont University, Johnson, VT, Long Thoughts, September 23 – October 11, 2019

Vermont Supreme Court Gallery, Montpelier, VT, Vanishment, April 2 – June 28, 2019

Alliance for the Visual Arts, Lebanon, NH, Long Haul, September 7 - October 3, 2018

Local 64, Montpelier, VT, Long Haul, October - November, 2017

Jaquith Library, Marshfield, Stairs, May 23 - July 16, 2016

University of Vermont Living/Learning Gallery, Burlington, VT, Parade (with Riki Moss) January 13 - February 7, 2014

Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT, DISC COURSE, July 3 - August 30, 2013

Flynndog, Burlington, VT, Afterward, (2-person with Emiko Sawaragi Gilbert; Van Fleet: All Aboard) October, 2010

School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD, Shunpiker (3-person exhibit), August 2 - October 3, 2009

Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, VT, Rolling Boil, September 23 - November 16, 2008

215 College, Burlington, VT Earth Stories (2-person show, Van Fleet: Gene Pool) October 12 - November 4, 2007

Lazy Pear Gallery, Montpelier, VT, Curious Lifeforms, March 15 - May 14, 2007

Cooler Gallery, White River Junction, VT, Circular Statements, September 1 - 30, 2006

T.W. Wood Gallery and Art Center, Montpelier VT, South Gallery, Museum Cases, June 1 - July 23, 2006

Flynndog, Burlington, VT, Circular Statements, May-June, 2006

Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT, Circular Statements, March 14-April 15, 2006

Enigma Gallery, Essex, VT, Circular Statements and Ice Shelf, Oct 9 - Nov 18, 2005

Stefanie Ludyny Gallery, 312 W. 36th St, New York, NY, Rivers of Blood, Aug 16 - Sep 11, 2004

Amy Tarrant Gallery, Flynn Center, Burlington, VT, The Red Dress, Jan 9-Feb 28, 2004

MPG Contemporary, Boston, MA, The Red Dress, Sept 5-28, 2003 (two artists)

Catamount Gallery, St. Johnsbury, VT, Video Installation, Nov. 11-30, 2002

Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, VT, The Red Dress, July 22-Aug 23, 2002

Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL, Red Dresses, April, 2002

Institute for Social Ecology, Plainfield, VT, The Flood Series, Nov-Dec, 2001

Arthur’s Dress Shop Theater, Ridge St., New York, NY, Brown, October, 2001

Catamount Gallery, St. Johnsbury, VT, Current 2- and 3-D Work, March, 2001

Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL, Recent Work, Feb. 25 - March 10, 2000

Firehouse Gallery (Install Space), Burlington, VT: Creatures, Sept 17- Oct 17, 1999

ARA Gallery at City Center, Montpelier, Vermont: Nests and Eggs, Oct 3-Nov 7 , 1999

Horn of the Moon, Montpelier, VT:  Messages, August, 1999

AVA (Alliance for the Visual Arts) Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire: Jungian Journey,  Aug 27-Oct. 2, 1999

Egger Gallery, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, VT:  Nests and Eggs, March 6-May 7, 1999

Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT. Imprimatura Brown, Feb 17-April 8, 1999

Trident Booksellers, Newbury Street, Boston, MA, Recent Work, Feb 6 - March 6, 1999

Windhorse Visual Arts Center, St. Johnsbury, VT, Recent Work, Oct 26 - Nov 20, 1998

ARA Gallery at City Center, Montpelier, VT, Paintings, Nov 2 - Dec 6, 1998

City Hall Showcase, Montpelier, VT, Martin Luther King Jr. on Racial Diversity, July 1-31, 1998

Rose Street Gallery, Burlington, VT, A Guided Tour of Dante’s Inferno and Other Recent Work, June 4 - July 3, 1998

Milne Gallery, Barre, VT, A Guided Tour of Dante’s Inferno, May 2-30, 1998

Vermont State Arts Council Spotlight Gallery, Montpelier, VT, Brown, Brown, Falling Down, March 21 - May 1, 1998

St. Johnsbury Art League Building, St. Johnnsbury, VT, A Guided Tour of Dante’s Inferno, October - December, 1997


JURIED/INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS (Title of exhibit in Italics, Work exhibited following in parenthesis)

Ongoing exhibitor (average 3 times per year) in juried exhibits at Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

70+, Gallery 77, Rutland, Vermont, two site-specific installations: Chairs and Counting, April 6 – May 17, 2019

Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT, Art of Place, (Black & White, TWO), January 17 - March 8, 2015

Unraveling and Turning: A Climate Change Exhibit, curated by at the Goddard Gallery in Montpelier, 2013 (Parade Project)

Mutual Gaze (collaborative installation, Blowing in the Wind), Winooski VT Pop-Up Gallery District, June-July, 2012

2nd Tuesday (three-dimensional work), Christine Price Gallery, Castleton State College (VT), Jan 23-Feb 17, 2012

30/30 Anniversary Print Project, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington VT January 6 - February 18, 2012

Art at the Kent: Full Circle, September 28 - October 7, 2012

McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH, Love,Lust & Desire III, (Erogenous Zones), January 25 - February 12, 2011

McCutchan Art Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Indiana Jumping Off Of Cliff: A Tribute to

H.C. Westermann (Feeding the World), September 20 - November 1, 2010

Sullivan Museum, Norwich, Vermont, Artists Reflect on the Historical Collection of the Sullivan Museum, May28-Aug 28, 2009 (Put Your Mouth Where Your Money Is)

J.E. Smith Gallery, Evansville, Indiana,7 Artists, 7 Sins, (Pride), August, 2009

Johnson Works: Downtown Outdoor Sculpture, Johnson, VT Aug 20 - Oct 25, 2008 (Time of the Signs)

Montpelier SculptCycle, Montpelier, VT, selected exhibitor with honorarium (Battering Ram), 2008

Hardwick Oudoor Biennial, Hardwick, VT, (three polychrome steel fish), Summer, 2006

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 14th Annual Exposed! Outdoor Exhibition (Steel Fish), July 14 - Oct 14, 2006

Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA, Pulling Strings: Traditional & Contemporary Puppetry (Skater), March 12-Sept 30, 2006

SPA Gallery, Barre, VT, One Earth (two paintings from Flood series, Lichen series, Ice Storm), March 9-April 10, 2004

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA, New England Sculpture Association Exhibition (Oracles installation) Oct. 10, 2002- Jan 10, 2003

SPA Gallery, Barre VT, Clean Your Plate (March of the Teapots, video), Nov. 7-30, 2002

Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, NVAA Exhibit (Priest of Watching and Waiting), Oct 19-Nov 17, 2001

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont, Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting (Nests and Eggs), Sept 22 - Oct 7, 2000

Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL, Annual Erotic Show (I/m on Fire, Wood, At Traction), Feb. 11-21, 2000

AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH, Shades of Black and White (Sticks and Stones), Jan14 - Feb 19, 2000

Gallery 510, Decatur, IL:  Winter Thaw '99 (painting: Jubilation), March 5-28, 1999

Scollay Square Gallery, Boston, MA:  Women Then, Now, and the Future: (3 paintings), March 2-26, 1999

Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT:  Four Letter Words (Mixed media: Don’t), July,1998


OTHER EXHIBITIONS (Title of Exhibit in Italics, Work exhibited following in parenthesis)

SOWA Art Walk, Boston, MA (mixed media sculptures), May 23, 2004

Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington, MA, Garden Sculpture (Red Dress, painted steel), June 20-Oct 26, 2002

Interior Design Collection, Dallas, TX, Showroom (2 Red Dresses, Eggs), 2002

Church & Maple Gallery, Burlington, VT, Art Tones in E minor (3-person exhibit), June 1-16, 2001

Tamarack Gallery, Craftsbury, VT, Regional Artists, Summer, 2001

Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester VT Members Show (painting), July 3-25, 1999

Red Mill Gallery, Vt. Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Vermont Week (Ethnic Encampments), April 28 - May 2, 1999

Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, FL Group Show (painting), January,1997


State of Vermont, Montpelier, Vermont

Northern New England Museum of Contemporary Art, Vermont

NRG Systems, Hinesburg, Vermont



Face It, January 26-March 5, 2022, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Social Justice in Race, Gender, Immigration, and the Environment; and Taking it To the Street, Summer, 2017, Goddard College

Round and Around,  January 31 - March 4, 2017, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

BIG ART at the Berlin Mall, Berlin, VT  Enlarged artworks by 16 artists on outward-facing windows of the mall. July - Oct, 2016,

Storytime, March 6 ‑ April 7, 2012, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Exhibition Curator, The Art of Action, Vermont Arts Council, statewide tour between September, 2009 and July, 2010

Circus!, June 16 - July 25, 2009, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

The Boat Show, March 4 - April 12, 2008, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

The Gun Show, January 16 - February 24, 2007, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Give Us a Hand, Jan 31 - March 4, 2006, Studio Place Arts, Barre VT

Plugged In, Jan 18 - Feb 16, 2005, Studio Place Arts, Barre VT (Reviewed in Art New England)

Far Out, Jan 27-Feb 28, 2004, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT

Ironicons (constructions by Danish artist and filmmaker Hans Kragh-Jacobsen), in 4 different venues, 2003-2005

A Matter of Life and Death, November 1-24, 2001, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT