Born and raised in NY, with studios both in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and Capri, Italy, Joan has been a painter for many years bridging both cultures into the texture of her work. With the roots of an islander, the sea is always present, as above, so below.

The shift has been in the direction for more site-specific work. Engaging with the space and the public, the creation of images that transform vision into a magical, metaphysical landscape.

Recently, Joan created the “Garden of Alchemy” and “Golden Nest”, both Byzantine-inspired gardens for the #100gatesproject on the Lower East Side of NYC.  These nature inspired public art pieces provided a respite from the hard edges of the city.

Summer 2016, Joan painted a “Global Village” inspired by Capri for the “Sing for Hope” piano project. The piano was painted and placed in a park near The Brooklyn Academy of Music, echoing Sing for Hope’s mantra of ART FOR ALL.

2014 brought the opportunity to transform a hospital space to a more nurturing environment called “Project Miele” based on the honeycomb and alchemy of light. The triptych is a permanent painting installation at the Hess Center for Science + Research, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY.


2018 “Of Women” Rockaway Artist Alliance, Fort Tilden, NY

2018 “Paintings from the Other Side of the Veil” Espacio Gonzalez, New York, NY

2017 “Single-fare 4” Highline Stages, New York, NY

2017  “All Art+” Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY

2016 #100GATES PROJECT, Public Art Project “Golden Nest”

135 Division Street, New York, NY Sponsored by LES BID

2016 “Sing for Hope” Public Art Project, “Global Waterfront Village”

Location: Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, Brooklyn New York.   #SFHPianos

2016 BRIC House, BRIC Arts Media, “Up for Debate”, Brooklyn, NY

2015 #100GATES PROJECT, Public Art Project “Byzantine Garden”

34 Canal Street, New York, NY Sponsored by LES BID

2015 Trestle Gallery, Winter Salon Show, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, “Year of the Ram”

Public Art Project Sponsored by the Chinatown Partnership. Sculpture + Painting of Life Size Papier Mache Rams for the Parade.

2014 “Project Miele” Permanent Painting Installation, Solo Exhibition

Tisch Cancer Center/Ruttenberg Treatment Center 
The Hess Center for Science + Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital New York, NY

2012 “Unseen”, RogueSpace Chelsea, New York, NY

2011 “The Giver of Time”, Solo Exhibition, The Visionaire Building, New York, NY

2010 “ART on PAPER”, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth NJ

2009 “Belief + Behavior”, Solo Exhibition, Espacio Gonzalez, New York, NY

2002 “The Magic Show”, Solo Exhibition, Chiostro Di San Michele, Capri, Italy


1997 Cathedral of Saint Patrick, New York, NY Restoration Project

Solo Artist Color Consultant


1985 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Istituto Superiore Per le Industrie Artistiche, Urbino, Italy

Summer Graduate Studies 1986-1988