The precarious state of nature and its relationship to the human psyche is my primary focus as an artist. Our innate attraction to pattern, the human compulsion to create order and the methods we employ to get us there are some of what informs my work. The line between the natural world and that which is man-made is the territory I am excavating. Through a variety of materials, relationships are established, balancing the precision of the manufactured with the inevitability of human error present in the hand-made. It is within this that the rhythm of the work process becomes evident and the element of time becomes an integral component in the end result.
Artist Bio / CV
Joanne Howard's primary focus was painting until the late '90s, at which point she began shifting towards three dimensional work, while always maintaining a consistent drawing practice. Howard has been set designer for Brooklyn based Big Dance Theater since it's inception in 1992. Currently she is an adjunct in Painting at SUNY Rockland. Howard has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University 1981 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1984. She received a 2005 NYFA Fellowship in Architecture/Envirnomental Structures.