Joan Giordano's newest exhibitions and appearances in the press.
Giordano featured in January issue of Wagner Alumni Magazine
Visit https://wagner.edu/wagnermagazine/joan-giordano-60-color-form-texture/ for the full article and more photos of myself with my work and studio taken by Deborah Feingold.
See below for an excerpt from the article:
“CLAIM TO FAME: 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.
ENCOUNTERING THE AVANT GARDE: A Staten Island native, Giordano always loved to make art, but her Wagner experience gave her a new view of what art could be. During the 1950s and 1960s, faculty at the College had significant connections to New York’s cutting-edge artists. Giordano was especially influenced by Tom Young, an abstract expressionist who taught art at Wagner from 1953 to 1970. Because of Young’s connections, Giordano got to meet New York School artists like Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.”
Joan Giordano invited by The Visual Voices Program At George Mason University School of Art .
Delivered a presentation & lecture to Graduate Students and Faculty.
Title: One Woman’s life in Art In New York; October 18, 2018
For more information see https://soa.gmu.edu/visualvoices/
“She” and “Epoch Climb”, two mixed media works by Joan Giordano, in collection of National Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete.
JOAN GIORDANO, Overview (1993-2018)
CAS The Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor New York,
1 September-27 October, 2018
Joan Giordano in National Museum of Contemporary Art; Crete, Greece
(Hartino to Feggaraki)
June 1 - September 15, 2018
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.
For more information see http\\:www.cca.gr and http://www.cca.gr/press-release/articles/paper-moon-exhibition.html
Green Habitat @ President's Gallery, John Jay College
April 25th - June 30th, 2018.
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."
To know more about this exhibition, visit http://shivagallery.org/portfolio/green-habitat/
Giordano sculpture featured in group exhibition
"The Language of Hands"
WESTWOOD Gallery, NYC
Giordano received a NYSCA grant to caste the farmers hands working in the Catskill Mts.
"because Farmers like Artists create with their hands."
Sponsored by a NYS Council on the Arts grant.
On loan from the Henry Buhle COLLECTION, NYC
OUT OF BOUNDS, 2017
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.
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:
Sculpture Magazine - March 2017
Thalia Vrachopoulos reviews Joan Giordano's recent 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.
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
John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Shiva Gallery
Nov 15th, 2016- Jan 13th, 2017
SEPT 8 - OCT 8
Woven in Time @ June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer Street, NYC 10012
News Redux @ Alliance Gallery
37 Main Street Narrowsburg, NY
July 10-Aug 1st
The permanent collection of
National Museum of Art Sofia, Bulgaria
Wikileaks, handmade paper and encaustic corrugated paper on panel.
30 x 60 x 4 Inc
The permanent collection of
The American Embassy of Zambia
Copper forest, copper, handmade paper
60 x 70 x 8 Inches
The Henry Buhl Collection, NYC
Cast paper, wax, encaustic
55 x 116 x 12 Inches
Collection; College of the Desert, Palm Springs, California
Sandblasted aluminum and handmade paper
49 x 49 x 24 Inches