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Joan Grubin
updated: 11/16/2009
website: www.joangrubin.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Exhalation (low angle detail)
Exhalation
Exhalation (partial side view)
Soundings
Soundings (partial side view)
Visitation #3
Visitation #3 (detail)
Mesh #2
Mesh #2 (detail)
Stitched Light #1
Stitched Light #2
Stitched Light #2 (detail)
Serial #2
Ripple
Crop
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, optical, pattern, repetition, spiritual, obsessive, conceptual, humor, site-specific
 
 
Exhalation (low angle detail) by Joan Grubin
Exhalation (low angle detail)
acrylic on paper, acrylic and graphite on wall
2007
143" x  186"  x 4" 
Exhalation by Joan Grubin
Exhalation
acrylic on paper, acrylic and graphite on wall
2007
143" x  186"  x 4" 
Exhalation (partial side view) by Joan Grubin
Exhalation (partial side view)
acrylic on paper, acrylic and graphite on wall
2007
143" x  186"  x 4" 
Soundings by Joan Grubin
Soundings
acrylic on paper, acrylic and graphite on wall
2007
129" x  109"  x 3" 
Soundings (partial side view) by Joan Grubin
Soundings (partial side view)
acrylic on paper, acrylic and graphite on wall
2007
129" x  109"  x 3" 
Visitation #3  by Joan Grubin
Visitation #3
acrylic on paper
2007
30" x  22"  x 3" 
Visitation #3 (detail) by Joan Grubin
Visitation #3 (detail)
acrylic on paper
2007
30" x  22"  x 3" 
Mesh #2 by Joan Grubin
Mesh #2
watercolor on paper
2007
26" x  67" 
Mesh #2 (detail) by Joan Grubin
Mesh #2 (detail)
watercolor on paper
2007
26" x  67" 
Stitched Light #1 by Joan Grubin
Stitched Light #1
acrylic and pastel on paper
2008
13" x  16" 
Stitched Light #2 by Joan Grubin
Stitched Light #2
acrylic and pastel on paper
2008
16" x  22" 
Stitched Light #2 (detail) by Joan Grubin
Stitched Light #2 (detail)
acrylic and pastel on paper
2008
16" x  22" 
Serial #2 by Joan Grubin
Serial #2
acrylic on paper
2008
7.5" x  11" 
Ripple by Joan Grubin
Ripple
acrylic on paper
2008
20" x  28" 
Crop by Joan Grubin
Crop
acrylic on paper
2008
7" x  8.5" 

Artist Statement

My work is a hybrid combining painting, sculpture, and installation. I consider it primarily painting in which the vocabulary of line and color articulating form has been released from a physical support into space.

I work with color and light, using acrylic on paper and the phenomena of reflected color on the wall. Each piece is an interaction between painted paper elements mounted out from the wall, and the color cast on the wall by unseen fluorescent paint on the back of the paper.

Subtle manipulations of color relationships between the frontal plane and the colored glow on the wall cause an optical disorientation and a sense of spatial ambiguity, which raises questions about the discrepancy between what we see and what we know.

Exhalation, Mesh #2, Serial #2, and Ripple employ a strategy of repetition and color gradation to create a puzzling and hallucinatory visual experience.  

Soundings, Visitation #3, Stitched Light #1 and #2, and Crop explore various other strategies for producing spatial ambiguity.   

I challenge myself to make work that is optically assertive, while using the most humble and minimal material means.

 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

MFA Vermont College MFA Program

B.A. Sarah Lawrence College

National Academy of Design

Art Students League

 

GRANTS and AWARDS

2008    2008 Fellowship in Painting from the New York State Foundation of the Arts 

2003    Levin/Lutz Award for Merit at Vermont College 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006    New Work Simon Gallery, Morristown, New Jersey

2002     Wall Constructions  Art Design Digression Gallery, Hudson, NY 

2000    Recent Paintings  Art Design Digression Gallery

1997    Domestic Visions Past and Present  Anthony Nordoff Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1996    Patinings  Columbia Community Gallery, Hudson, NY

1998    New Work  Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008    

Summer Reading: Artists Interpret Literature  Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY

Punchbowl  Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2007    

Pattern and Concept  Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY

Free Play  Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

White as Color  Art League of Long Island, Huntington, Long Island

Jump  Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn (DUMBO), NY

2005    

Project Diversity  Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Waves of Light  Pocketbook Factory, Hudson, NY

2004    

Affordable Art Fair  Gallery d3, Chelsea Piers, NY

Summer Group Show  John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

Looking In / Looking Out  Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT

Open Spectrum  T.W. Wood Gallery and Arts Center, Montpelier, VT

Paper Constructions  S1 Art Space, Williamsburg, NY

Abstract Identities  Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Stripes  Meeting House Gallery, New Marlboro, MA

2003    

38th Juried Exhibition  Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, NY

Subject / Object  OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY

1999    

Art of the Northeast  Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT, Juror: Allan Stone

Location: A Survey of Hudson Valley Artists  Kendall Art and Design Gallery, Hudson, NY

1998    

Columbia County Juried Exhibition, Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY

Craven Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

Anthony Nordoff Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

1997    Craven Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA

1996    Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthamton, NY

1995    Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrinton, MA

1994    Five Points Gallery, East Chatham, NY

1989    Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

1988    Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

1985    Ceres Gallery, New York, NY