Joan Giordano's newest exhibitions and appearances in the press.


Giordano featured in January Issue of Wagner Alumni Magazine

Joan in her studio with three of her cast paper “Presences”.

Photo by Deborah Feingold.

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“Joan Baldassano Giordano ’60 is a visual artist who combines painting and sculpting, using media ranging from bamboo to wax. Since she finished her fine arts degree at Wagner in 1960, her work has been seen everywhere from the city of Atlanta to the country of Zambia.… Giordano was especially influenced by Tom Young, an abstract expressionist who taught art at Wagner from 1953 to 1970. … [and visiting artists] Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. … In September 1959, at the beginning of her senior year, Joan married fellow Wagner student Ben Giordano … .… Just a week after graduating, in June 1960, she gave birth to their first child, Jeffrey. She went on to study Asian art on a fellowship at Hunter College; have her second son, Glenn; and earn an MFA from … Pratt Institute.”


Joan Giordano Invited by The Visual Voices Program At George Mason University School of Art

Delivered presentation & lecture to Graduate Students and Faculty

Title: One Woman’s life in Art In New York; October 18, 2018


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Giordano In Collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete

She    (detail) , 96”x25”x5”, 2018

She (detail), 96”x25”x5”, 2018

“She” and “Epoch Climb”, Two Mixed Media Works by Joan Giordano, are now part of the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete.

These works were featured in the exhibition “Paper Moon (Hartino to Feggaraki)

in summer of 2018.

Giordano Retrospective at Catskill Art Society

JOAN GIORDANO, Overview (1993-2018)

CAS The Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor New York

1 September-27 October, 2018

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Giordano Featured in Paper Moon
(Hartino to Feggaraki)

Joan Giordano's Mixed Media Sculpture "  SHE," 96”x25”x5”, 2018

Joan Giordano's Mixed Media Sculpture " SHE," 96”x25”x5”, 2018

June 1 - September 15, 2018
Curated by:
Dr Thalia Vrachopoulos

The National Museum of CONTEMPORARY ART, CRETE
Community Enterprise of the Municipality of Rethymnon
32 Mesologhiou str., 74131, Rethymnon

Opening: Friday, 1 June 2018

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete
32 Mesologhiou str, Rethymno
Opening at 20:00

Kara Moussa Pasha Mosque
Arkadiou & V. Hugo Str.
Opening at 18:00

An exhibition catalogue in English will be available, as well as guided tours and educational programs.

The participating artists coming from Greece, the U.S.A. and Korea are the following: Eozen Agopian, Roya Amigh, Maria Anasazi, Lydia Venieri, Long-bin Chen, Angiola Churchill, Joan Giordano, Yorgos Giotsas,  Chistopher Doulgeris, Katerina Zacharopoulou, Ho Han, Ran Hwang, Tina Karageorgi, Maria Karametou, Marigo Kassi, Eirini Linardaki, Despo Magoni, Renee Magnati, Lu Mei, Eleni Mylonas, Bill Pangburn, Vincent Parisot, Gahae Park, Lila Polenaki, Yun Ku Sang, Hoyoon Shin, Insoo Shin, Xin Song, Konstantinos Stamatiou, Mary Ting, and the Hanji paper design group: Jinei Cho, Young Joo Im, Keumsuk Park, Seonae Kim, Booduck Lee, Jaesu Um, Yang Bae Jun.

Joan Giordano will be leading a workshop : Splashing Around With Paper.  An opportunity to explore the history of paper-making and to understand it’s properties.  Learn how it’s made, and how you can use it to create.  This is a hands-on workshop to experiment with and to create dimensional paper.  Joan Giordano is an experienced papermaker and a pioneer in the Papermaking movement in New York.

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Giordano in Group Exhibition Green Habitat

at President's Gallery, John Jay College

April 25th - June 30th, 2018

Joan Giordano, White Birch Deforestation

Joan Giordano, White Birch Deforestation

Green Habitat art exhibition NYC

John Jay College of Criminal Justice will host the exhibition "Green Habitat", a group show to include works of artists from around the world on the theme of sustainable or ecology-based art.

Thalia Vrachopoulos, the exhibition's curator, describes it with these poetic words:

"Joan Giordano, in her Deforestation Birch Forest sculpture, also addresses the field of sustainable art. Her wall sculpture with its wing-like span reaches out to us, much in the same way a mother would embrace her child, a very apt analogy of nature as nurturer. The work is created out of the cast off reddish-brown bark of young birch trees."

Exhibition Catalogue available.

To learn more about this exhibition, visit


Giordano sculpture featured in group exhibition
"The Language of Hands"

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at WESTWOOD Gallery, NYC

Giordano received a New York State Council on the Arts grant to caste the farmers hands working in the Catskill Mts.

 "because Farmers like Artists create with their hands."

On loan from the Henry Buhl Collection, NYC

Giordano in Group Exhibition at C Fine Arts


at C Fine Arts

Out of Bounds  is the new exhibition presented by  C FINE ARTS at the The White Room Gallery  Bridgehampton, NY. 
The show presents the work of 8 contemporary artists, featuring photography, painting, mixed media and sculptures with each artist pushing the boundaries in their own unique way. Tombstones are brought to life, metals twist into provocative images, marble and glass take on appealing shapes, images bleed together and the sky becomes a voyeur.

Art is exhibited inside the gallery and outside in the garden.

 works by:
Joan Giordano
Ann Brandeis
Kat O'Neill
Lauren Robinson
Kevin Barrett
Norman Mooney
Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen
Isobel Folb Sokolov

July 15th, 6 -8pm
2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

accompanied by a lively duo of guitar and sax performing up-tempo and world music from Cuba, Paris, St Barths and Brazil.

A review by Sandra Tyler editor of  Woven Tail Press can be seen here:

Giordano Solo Exhibition Reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, March 2017

Thalia Vrachopoulos reviewed Joan Giordano's exhibition "Woven in Time", hosted at the June Kelly gallery, NYC. 

"Joan Giordano's recent exhibition "Woven in Time" spoke to both the history of art and postmodern phenomena. Her constructions, which straddle the boundaries of painting, college and sculpture, can be compared to Kurt Schwitters's Merz assemblages [...]" 

To read the full article, click on the image above.


Giordano in Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Greece

3 Mixed Media Collaged lithographs selected for the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete

 Curator/Director: Maria Marangou 


Exhibition: Murder She Said

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice:  Shiva Gallery

Nov 15th, 2016- Jan 13th, 2016

Giordano Solo Exhibition in NYC

SEPT 8 - OCT 8

Woven in Time @ June Kelly Gallery

166 Mercer Street, NYC 10012


Giordano Solo Exhibition at Alliance Gallery

News Redux @  Alliance Gallery

37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY

July 10-Aug 1st 


“Wikileaks” by Joan Giordano in Permanent Collection

of National Museum of Art Sofia, Bulgaria

Wikileaks, handmade paper and encaustic corrugated paper on panel, 30” x 60” x 4”


“Copper Forest” in Permanent Collection of The American Embassy of Zambia

Copper Forest, copper and handmade paper, 60” x 70” x 8”


“Farmers Hands” acquired by The Henry Buhl Collection, NYC

Joan Giordano, Farmers Hands, cast paper, wax, encaustic, pigment, 55” x 116” x 12”


“Defying Gravity” in Collection of College of the Desert

College of the Desert, Palm Springs, California

Joan Giordano, Defying Gravity, sandblasted aluminum and handmade paper, 49” x 49” x 24”