Joan Giordano biography
Joan Giordano's studies, experience and collaborations with galleries and artists.
Joan Giordano lives and works in Manhattan and in Upstate New York. Awarded a graduate fellowship to Hunter College and a BA from Wagner College, NY, she holds an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, where she studied with George McNeil. Inspired there by Irwin Hollander from the Tamerind School she experimented with large scale lithographs and continued at the Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Manhattan,. She proceeded to free the oversize torsos from the picture plane to create sculptural shapes. During a fellowship to Japan, Giordano collaborated with a national treasure at the Fujimori Factory to develop unusual life size artworks. In 1979 she co-founded the art school ART Lab at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY which continues to thrive. She is represented by June Kelly Gallery in NYC.
Joan Giordano has enjoyed more than a hundred museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally at The National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile; Museo Del Corso, Florence, Italy; Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena, Italy; Feminine Dialogue UNESCO, Paris; Art Link Gallery, S. Korea; Fiberarts International, Pittsburgh, PA; Stevens Institute, NJ; The Holden Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin; The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; First International Women Artists Biennale 2009 in Incheon, S Korea; The Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete, Sofia Paper Biennale 20010 in Bulgaria, to mention a few.
Solo museum shows include: the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, N. Salem NY, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
Steel Angels, Giordano's Solo Exhibition and Lecture Series traveled to the following museum venues: The Danville Museum of Art, VA; The Longview Art Museum, TX; Museum of the Permian Basin, TX; The College of Eastern Utah, Lamar Dodd Art Center & Museum, GA, The American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA with an illustrated catalogue essay by Nancy Princenthal