ABOUT THE ARTIST
Joanna combines painting with variations on the traditional printing techniques of etching and takuhon, digital printing and photography.
She incorporates various mediums including oil paint, etching ink, wax and pastel, to create visually striking and ambiguous images which confront the complex relationship between human activity and the natural world.
By using materials that can be applied, removed and blended, Joanna mimics the formation of surface through biological and chemical erosion.
Surface, representation and meaning are eroded to give way to sensation.
Until the start of her MA at Central Saint Martins, she was a self-taught painter, but since joining the course has specialised in print making; incorporating both traditional methods including etching and woodcut, and digital print and combining all of these disciplines.
She has worked on a variety of creative projects including making work at The Tate Exchange in 2019 and then again in 2020.
Joanna has just been awarded the Oxford Art Society's honorary member's prize 2022, and is her sculpture, The Butterfly Effect, Still We Rise, is part of The World Reimagined, a groundbreaking national art project which aims to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in enslaved Africans and its legacy. Her work has recently been shown as part of The New English Arts Club 2022, at The Mall Galleries, and the Bath Society of Artists annual open exhibition 2022 at the Victoria Gallery, Bath. She has also recently exhibited works at The Grange Festival 2022, The Pastel Society 2022 and The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art Annual Open Exhibition 2022. Other recent exhibitions and prizes include: Figurative Art Now for The Federation of British Artists, Earth photo Competition 2021 at The Royal Geographical Society, The Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Galleries 2021, The Sotheby Institute of Art Charity Auction for Médicins Sans Frontières (2020), The Peggy Jay Gallery (2020) The Woolwich Contemporary Art Fair (2019 and 2021 and 2022).
She is a winner fo the Nasdaq Art Prize 2021, and her work now hangs in their global headquarters in Time Square this year. She was a was a finalist in the Glyndebourne Touring Art Competition with work exhibited in Gallery 94 at Glyndebourne.