M.A. Studio Art, New York University, NY. NY.
B.S. Fine Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.
2018 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, My Generation, NY. NY.
2016 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY. NY.
2015 490 Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
2013 University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor Me.
2012 Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, Mass.
2008 Lohin Geduld Gallery NY. NY.
2005 Lohin Geduld Gallery NY. NY.
2005 Au 9 Galerie D'art, Casablanca, Morocco
2004 Repetition & Change, Joanne Freeman, Gerri Rachins, Brant Gallery,
Mass. College of Art, Boston Mass.
1992 Bess Cutler Gallery, Santa Monica, Calif.
1991 Bess Cutler Gallery, NY. NY.
1990 Marc Jancou Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1989 Bess Cutler Gallery, NY. NY.
1988 The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY.
1986 Hudson Gallery, NY. NY.
1984 White Columns, NY. NY
1981 Just Above Midtown/Downtown, NY. NY.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2019 American Abstract Artists: Digital Prints, 2012 - 2019, Brooklyn, NY.
2019 Flashback, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor Me.
2019 Painters Prints, Stark Campus Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2018 Blurring Boundaries, The Women of American Abstract Artists, 1936- Present, Murray State Univ. Murray, KY. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TE.
2018 The Built Environment, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY. NY.
2018 Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Pier 36, NY. NY.
2017 International Fine Print Dealers Association, NY. NY.
2017 The 34th Annual Fine Print Fair, Cleveland, Ohio (juror's choice award)
2017 Just Under 100, New Prints Summer 2017 International Print Center, NY. NY. (juror Katherine Bradford)
2016 Art on Paper, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Pier 36, NY. NY.
2015 Formal Aspects, Visual Dialogue in Structure, Cape Cod Museum of Art,
2015 A few Conversations About Color, dm contemporary NY, NY.
2015 Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2015 Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 Familiar LIne, Key Projects, Queens, NY.
2014 Color, Shape and Form, Galerie Gris, Hudson NY.
2012 Maine, Bogart Salon, Bushwick, NY.
2012 Instructors Show, The School House Gallery, Provincetown, Mass.
2012 Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
2011 Paper, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 Drawing Atlas, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA.
2008 Drawing Atlas, Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY. NY.
2008 Masur Museum of Art, Munro La.
2008 Selections, Lohin Geduld Gallery NY. NY.
2007 Summer Group Show, Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY. NY.
2006 Neo Plastic Redux, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NY. NY.
2006 Contemporary Art Month, San Antonio TX.
Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn NY.
2005 Mod, Broadway Gallery, NY. NY.
2005 Made in the USA, Pickled Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2001 History Lessons, Aramona Studio, NY. NY.
2000 One on One, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass.
1992 Persistence of Painting, Varieties of Vision, Kohn Pederson,
Fox Gallery, NY. NY.
1990 Auction for Action Act Up New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, NY. NY.
Benefit Auction, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. NY.
1989 Gallery Artists, Bess Cutler Gallery, NY. NY.
American Pie, Bess Cutler Gallery, NY. NY.
Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan (catalogue)
1988 Gold Show, Minor Injury, Brooklyn, NY.
1986 Hudson Gallery, NY. NY
1985 Nite Show, Public Image Gallery, NY.
Shifting Views ,B.A.C.A. Downtown, Brooklyn, NY.
Update 84-85, White Columns, NY. NY
1984 Art Against Apartheid, ABC No Rio, NY. NY.
Four Artists, Soho Center for the Visual Arts, NY NY.
1983 Christminster Fine Art, NY. NY.
1982 Hot, Gracie Mansion Gallery, NY. NY.
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS:
2019-Pres. Vice President of http://americanabstractartists.org New York, NY.
2009 Fellowship, Bau Institute, Otranto, Italy
1987 Resident Palenville Art Center, Palenville, NY.
1986 Resident Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2019 Panel Discussion: Beyond the Gendered Lens: From the AAA Exhibition, Blurring Boundaries, to a larger discussion of Women in Contemporary Art, Pen and Brush, NY.
2017 Domestic Disturbances, 490 Atlantic, Brooklyn NY. Curator: Joanne Freeman
2013 Wit, The Painting Center, NY. NY. Curator: Joanne Freeman
2010 Color-Time-Space, Rosenberg Gallery, Calkins Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY. Curators: Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama
2009 Color-Time-Space, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Curators: Joanne Freeman, Kim Uchiyama
2009 Color-Time-Space, Lohin Geduld Gallery, NY. NY. Curators: Joanne Freeman, Kim Uchiyama
SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS:
2017 Joanne Mattera, Autumn in New York, Part 6: Eccentric Domesticity, Joanne Mattera Art Blog
2016 Daniel Larkin, A Blue Gallery Tour of Chelsea, Hyperallergic, March 11
2016 Christelle Thomas, Joanne Freeman Interview, Ideel Art Blog, March 5
2016 Celeste Kaufman, In Conversation with Joanne Freeman, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, February Feb.16
2016 Phillip J. Mellen, ahtcast, Artist Interview, Joanne Freeman, February 2
2015 Rhiannon Lee, Formal Aspects at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Artscope webzine, March
2013 Franklin Einspruch, When Hostility turns into Mannerism, Subtle Simplicity offers Respite, Artcritical, Dec. 16, 2013
2013 George Kinghorn, Three Chords, UMaine Museum of Art, Catalogue essay, June
2013 Daniel Kany, Art Review: Paintings in the Key of Bob Dylan anchor strong line up at UMMA, Portland Press Herald, August 25
2013 Brett Baker, Joanne Freeman: In Conversation, Painters' Table, August, 27
2013 Joanne Freeman, Wit, The Painting Center, Catalogue essay, February
2012 Joanne Mattera, Calligraphic Blue, Joanne Mattera's Art Blog. May 10
2009 James Panero, Gallery Chronicle, The New Criterion, October
2009 Joanne Mattera, Color-Time-Space Joanne Mattera's Art Blog, October 14
2008 Lily Wei. Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama Lohin Geduld, Artnews, December
2008 Joanne Mattera, Acute Conditions, October 8
2006 David Cohen. The Afterlife of an Ideal, New York Sun, June 29
2005 Mario Naves. Patience and Care Engender Paintings in Perpetual Motion, NY Observer, December 19
1991 Peter Frank, Art Picks of the Week, LA Weekly, March 13 - March 19
1988 John Marzuli, Tanks for the Paintings, Daily News, August 26
1988 Claudia Schwalb, Group Show Queens Museum, Cover Magazine, October
1998 Sylvia Falcon, Hots, Part I & II, East Village Eye, September
My paintings and drawings incorporate elements found in architecture, design, popular culture, and art history. My reductive compositions and pure color mimic the low-tech graphics utilized in mid-century media and allude to the color field painters of the same period. I utilize tape to mask out shapes and create hardedge stenciled forms. The process acknowledges early screen printing techniques as well as cubism and collage.
My recent multicolored paintings and drawings are made with saturated color stained on to linen and with gouache on handmade paper. They are constructed of hand drawn shapes that lay flat and abut at the edges. The curves and irregularities of the edges accentuate the space between, reading as both line and structure. Shapes and colors are rendered intuitively, with one choice informing the next, always mindful of the interplay of negative and positive space.
When applying oil paint to linen I try to retain and accentuate the inherent physical properties of both materials, the weave and tooth of the linen, the pure saturated color of the paint. This direct tactile approach celebrates the detail in the forms, the beauty of singular color and the power in simplicity.