|"I consider myself a metaphysical abstractionist making images which come out of my life experience. The images in my paintings are not only drawn from visual inspiration, but from memory, dreams reverie as well as the intuitive process of painting. I am interested in connecting the poetic image with the painted and in the metaphysical content of the painting. Color is of foremost importance in my work." - Joan Thorne|
|Joan Thorne is a New York-based artist whose work is nationally and internationally recognized. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, throughout the United States, in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has had three museum retrospective exhibitions in the Caribbean.
Her recent shows in New York City have been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, ArtNews and The New Criterion among others.
Her painting has been included in two Whitney Museum Biennials and various other museum group exhibitions both in the United States, Europe and Latin America.
She has had numerous one person shows in galleries such as: Sideshow Gallery New York, Fishbach Gallery, New York City, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Willard Gallery, New York, Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, The Clocktower, New York City, and the National Arts Club among others.
Thorne has been awarded the Prix de Rome Fellowship to paint at the American Academy in Rome. She also received two National Endowment grants for painting and two Pollock Krasner Grants among others.
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