Joanne Freeman received her B.S. in Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin and a M.A. in Studio Art from New York University. She lives and works in New York City.
The less-is-more principle is evident in most of Joanne’s works. With only a few effective lines, Joanne manages to build an impactful vision and captivate the viewer. Her process in the studio is physically strenuous with the hard edge lines in the painting being made by the sweeping of her arm from one edge of the canvas to another. Joanne has stated that she admires “the work of artists whose works appears minimal and monumental, but at the same time celebrates the handmade and whimsical. It is a bit of a Catch-22, the process of reductive painting, because you have to go through a lot of work and overkill to reach a simple honest statement.”
Joanne has taught painting and drawing at New York University, The New School for Social Research, The Chautauqua School of Art and at the Marie Sharpe Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at The New York Studio School, and the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work has been shown extensively in solo and group shows and is also located in many corporate and private collections throughout the country