Born and raised in NY, with studios in both 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”.
Painting beauty, painting fiction, a mythological narrative emerges. Rich with the ancient art of storytelling, a cast of characters led by the divine feminine take us into their Byzantine world. Intrigue and identity converge with alchemy and transformation.
Additionally, with a strong interest in engaging with the public, Joan has created site-specific projects with the Lower East Side Partnership’s #100gatesproject. Inspired by nature, the “Garden of Alchemy” and “Golden Nest” on Canal Street in Manhattan provide a respite from the hard edges of the city in the form of magical, metaphysical landscapes.
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
2019 Visiting Artists and Scholars Residency in Painting, American Academy in Rome, 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