Press and Publications
Joan Giordano's pieces and exhibitions often enjoy enthusiastic reviews from art critiques, curators and art journalists.
Her work's also been published in several art catalogues and books.
2017, Exhibition Review: Woven In Time/ Sculpture, by Thalia Vrachopoulos, PHD
Joan Giordano’s Grand Gestures, Sculpture Magazine
"Giordano’s Woven in Time exhibition at June Kelly Gallery in Soho speaks both to historic art and post-modern phenomena. Her constructions straddle the boundaries of painting, collage and sculpture in their formal means that can be compared to Kurt Schwitters’ Merz assemblages or Ellsworth Kelly’s 1956-57 wall reliefs. Giordano uses newspaper/magazine texts with which to maintain her ongoing engagement in socio-cultural concerns such as the Wiki leak scandal. The sculptural relief Free Press in its very title betrays Giordano’s interest in justice and that like Honore Daumier’s Freedom of the Press: Don’t Meddle With It expresses content meant as warning. In their satirical sometimes scathing use of double entendre while dedicating themselves to human dignity. Although Giordano’s sculptures are wrought with meaningful textual content, they are also extremely beautiful and expertly made artworks. They expand across the gallery walls gaining power in their culmination by curving rhythmically in Giordano’s inimitably grand style. "
2016 Feb, Review by Publishers Weekly
A fine art standout is Joan Giordano's Fantasy Journey, a collage of newspapers lithography, graphite and paint, with archival images bleeding into vintage papers printed over the ghostly floral designs.
2016, Feature in: "Encaustic Art of the Twenty First Century, by B. Ashley Rooney", Schiffer Publishing
2016 , Reviewed by Publishers Weekly
" A fine art standout is Joan Giordano's Fantasy Journey, a collage of newspapers lithography, graphite and paint, with archival images bleeding into vintage papers printed over ghostly floral designs".
2015, Review, Woven Tail Press: August edition; Online publication editor, Sandra Tyler
2012 The Lookout: Art In America, Editors Choice
"Her constructions using newspapers are an homage to the beleaguered print medium., July 19, 2012
2012, The Wall Street Journal, *Peter Plagens,
" Giordano anchors pasted strata of those paper purveyors of news to make handsome works that hang on the wall like a Samurai's divested armor."
2012, Pilimpsest Encaustic, Catalogue. Essay by Thalia Vrachopoulos, Seoul, Korea: Art Link Gallery
2011, Surface Design, Joanne Mattera, "Affinities Fiber and Wax, " Conference. 37.
2009, Women Artists’ Biennale, Catalogue. Incheon, South Korea
2008, *Marie Fowler, “Artist draws inspiration from Japan, Greece,” Mainline Times, Philadelphia, PA
2007, Jonathan Goodman, “New York Joan Giordano; Tenri Cultural Institute,” Sculpture
2007, Times Herald - Record, Germain Lussier, “Dip Into ‘Triptychs” , Sarasota, FL
2006-2009, Paper Cuts: The Art Of Contemporary Paper, Media Gallery: Garnett, Kansas, 2006. Catalogue. Exhibition Tour by Exhibits USA
2004, The Advocate & Greenwich Times, L.P. Streitfeld, “East Meets West At the Hammond Museum,” CT.
2002, Spirit of the Planet. Catalogue. Vienna: Art in Embassies United States Mission to International Organizations
2001, The Art of Encaustic Painting, Joanne Mattera, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications
2000, Paper Road. Catalogue. Siena, Italy: Museo Santa Maria Della Scala, Instituzione del Comune di Siena, in collaboration with International Association of Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists IAPMA, Intnl Assoc Papermaking Artists
2000, New York Times, Dominick Lombardi, “Imagery of Three Artists Is Contrasted in Pearl River Exhibit”
1999, The Savannah College of Art and Design Presents New York Artists Equity Assoc, Inc. Catalogue. Savannah, GA: Savannah College of Art and Design
1999, Pulp Function. Catalogue. Brockton, MA: Fuller Craft Museum
1999, Waxing Poetic/ Encaustic Art In America, Gail Stavitsky. Catalogue. Montclair, NJ: The Montclair Art Museum
1999, Sandra Sider, Interview “Joan Giordano’s Elemental Forms,” Fiberarts
1999, The New York Times, William Zimmer, “Wax as Medium and a Message,”
1999, Robert Curcio, “Joan Giordano at Staten Island Institute of Art,” Cover-Arts
1999, Michael Fressola, “Sculptor Seeks ideas In Paper And Metal; Joan Giordano Meditates on ‘Skin: Structure and Form,” Staten Island Sunday Advance
1999, Skin Deep: A Solo Show, 'Neighborhood', The New York Times
1998, Joan Altabe, Interview, “Sarasota Sculptor Talks With Textures,” Sarasota Herald Tribune
1997, Art In Embassies, Embassy Of The United States Of America, Friends of Art & Preservation in Embassies. Catalogues: Nicosia, Cyprus: U.S. State Department
1997, Fiberart International ’97. Catalogue. Pittsburgh, PA: Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
1982, Muriel Silberstein-Storfer, Doing Art Together, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc,
1997, Vincent Katz, “Donald Judd, Joan Giordano ‘Splashing’,” New York Times
1997, “Museum Exhibits Showcase Work of Two Renowned Artists,” Paper Tidings, Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA
1997, HM Cauley, “Story Of paper Unfolds at Museum“ The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution1997,
1997, Rob Walton, “On and Off the Wall,” Creative Loafing (Atlanta, GA)
1997, “Visual Art Recommended” The Atlanta Journal/The Atlanta Constitution
1996, Stacie Mackenzie, “Metal, Thread the Media in Museum Exhibit,” Danville Register and Bee, Danville TX
1994, Joan Giordano. Catalogue, forward by Nancy Princenthal, Steel Angels Museum Tour
1995, Life: Color: Form, An Exchange Group Exhibition Between Japan & USA - Provincetown- Koganei, Tokyo. Catalogue. Womens Foundation
1995, Bonnie Donnelly, “New Art Center Exhibits Color for Fall,” The Parkersburg News,
1995, Joan Altabe, “Art: Making New History,” Sarasota Herald Tribune
1994, Joan Altabe, “Giordano’s ‘Ancient’ Objects Are Items of Inwardness,” Sarasota Herald Tribune
1992, Tony Riveti, “Manhattan Profile/Joan Giordano,“ New York Newsday