Exhibitor listing

JoAnne Artman Gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery-New York
511A W 22nd St.
New York, NY 10011
United States
T  949.510.5481
joanneartman@aol.com
www.joanneartmangallery.com
JoAnne Artman Gallery-Laguna Beach
326 N Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States
T  949.510.5481
joanneartman@aol.com
www.joanneartmangallery.com

E-mail address : Joanneartman@aol.com
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ABOUT

JoAnne Artman Gallery presents vibrant and eclectic exhibitions by award-winning artists in Laguna Beach, CA and New York, NY.

Her roster of artists is rooted in her obvious passion for the artist's individual voice and mastery of technique. All artists are award-winning, and their works have been shown and collected in museums and private collections around the country and internationall

  • JoAnne Artman, Owner

  • Tayler Murphy, Director

  • Tory Byrnes, New York Gallery Manager

  • Erin Metzdorf, Associate Director

Exhibitor's Artists:

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Pedro Bonnin

    Biography : “I was born in 1967 in Cuernavaca, the city of eternal spring as people call it, 50 minutes south of Mexico City. I studied philosophy, so when I’m not painting I spend most of my time reading impossible books about truth, being, perception, meaning, reality and so on. In 1989 I traveled to Europe for the first time, I visited every single museum I could and every single gallery opening too (free wine is always welcomed when you are a poor traveler and I had the perfect alibi since I had a legitimate interest in art). I went to Italy and there I was mesmerized by the works of Giotto and the Italian masters of the Quattrocento like Simone Martini, Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Duccio di Buoninsegna to name a few. They opened my eyes. I suddenly realized up until that point in my life I’ve been living in a world of shadows. I’ve been an inhabitant of Plato’s cave and finally I was beginning to see the light. Art captivates us, seizes our minds, our bodies and souls, and makes us fall in love with it. Art can only be understood at the risk of our own lives. I don´t mean that we need to die to understand a masterpiece but we definitely need to be shocked by it and changed by it, which is a way of dying and being born again. So art can be dangerous. Picasso, who was a very smart man, once said that "Art is a weapon" and also that "Art is a lie that speaks about the truth". What kind of truth is for each one of us to find out. For my part, instead of talking forever, I would like to leave you with a very modest bunch of lies hanging from these virtual walls. I hope you enjoy them,” Pedro Bonnin.

  • Jana Cruder

  • Matt Devine

    Biography : Matt Devine is a self-taught sculptor working with steel, aluminum and bronze. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts in 1975, Devine moved to San Diego in 1995 where he learned how to weld and fabricate metal with his father while working at the La Jolla Playhouse. He moved on to work at various fabrication studios often working with designers and architects, eventually creating his own designs. Functional pieces gave way to non-representational sculptures. The contrasts of nature and industry, light and shadow, chaos and order are themes found throughout Devine’s body of work. Pared-down organic shapes are formed out of sheet metal and welded together in harmonious patterns making the heavy metal appear as light as paper. These contrasts, plus the relationships of patterns and boundaries, address Devine’s desire to contain chaos and push out the discord of an information-saturated culture. Even the process of welding has become a retreat from cultural noise.

  • Danny Galieote

  • Suzanne Heintz

  • Anthony Hunter

    Biography : Anthony Hunter was born in Lancashire, England 1987. He graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009 from the ‘Contemporary Art Course’ where he worked collaboratively with his twin brother focusing on painting and a little bit of performance. After graduating, Anthony and his brother landed a job sitting for Damien Hirst at the exhibition 'POP LIFE' at Tate Modern, London, which involved them sitting underneath a pair of Hirst’s spot paintings. Following this they both became painting assistants for an unknown employer, and when this turned out to be Damien Hirst, a year later they were painting the spots rather than sitting beneath them. Anthony’s recent series of abstract paintings are born from simply wanting to paint with freedom and fun, especially having painted in such a structured, repetitive way as an Artist’s assistant for three years. “Making a painting is exciting, when I approach a blank board or canvas I have no idea what will happen. I make my paintings quickly and make it an enjoyable experience. I will pour the paint, I will scrape the paint, and I will attack it with a twelve-inch brush. When nothing in the painting bothers me and I think I can live with it, I will stop,” Anthony Hunter.

  • Alex Katz  (+)

    Also represented by:

  • Anna Kincaide  (+)

    Biography : Breaking from the historical canon of abstract painting, Anna Kincaide emphasizes the hidden, internal landscape of her figures. Through control and spontaneous disruption, she conveys texture, design, and abstraction through her painted flora. A strong advocate of structurally applied color, her work explores anonymity and transformation. Incorporating elements of fashion photography and contemporary socio-cultural emblems of status and identity, her figures define the separation between body and mind. Bursting forth with florals, Kincaide’s figures showcase the idea of ambiguity between our bodies, identities, and thoughts.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Anna Kincaide - Captured By Your Style

      Captured By Your Style

    •  Anna Kincaide - I Wish We Could Escape

      I Wish We Could Escape

  • America Martin  (+)

    Biography : AMERICA MARTIN is an internationally represented Colombian-American fine artist based in Los Angeles. America is a painter and a sculptor. The magnetic pull of Martin's work is authentic, generated by both her ability to express a unique gesture that speaks to a universal truth (thus, we recognize it instantly) and her exceptional skill at rendering that truth via the human form. She pulls from the stylistic lessons of the classics and its derivations with indigenous subject matter, while redefining what it is to combine abstract and indigenous motifs.Martin’s art and personality encapsulate a sense of enthusiasm and hope. While born in the US, the roots of America’s Colombian heritage deeply penetrate her work. People are Martin’s dominant subject. They are large in size, vivacious and accessible, and seem to burst out of the limits of each canvas or sculpture. Within this pulsating interplay of color, texture, line, and shape there is always America’s signature expression that identifies each work as an America Martin.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    • America Martin - Adam and Eve Beneath the Fruit Tree

      Adam and Eve Beneath the Fruit Tree

    • America Martin - Women By the Sea Look Out at the Sun

      Women By the Sea Look Out at the Sun

    • America Martin - Under the Pineapple Tree

      Under the Pineapple Tree

  • John "Crash" Matos  (+)

    Biography : CRASH (b. John Matos, 1961, Bronx, New York) took an interest in unconventional artistic expression at an early age. At just 13 years old, he began following the older teens from his neighborhood to the train yards and began bombing. Designated as “CRASH” after he accidentally crashed the computer in his school, his name started appearing on trains circulating all throughout New York City. By 1980, the display of his work transitioned from train yard backdrops to canvases on gallery walls. CRASH transformed the graffiti movement by curating the groundbreaking "Graffiti Art Success for America" at Fashion MODA. CRASH’s career took off and he saw instant international popularity. His work has been part of numerous museum and gallery exhibitions around the world, including shows such as “Graffiti” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Regarded as a pioneer of graffiti art, CRASH’s work combines elements of both traditional fine art and underground urban art creating a dialogue concerning the very nature of art itself. With apparent Pop-Art influences showcased amongst a subcultural street art foundation, CRASH allows viewers to explore the impartial quality that art has to offer, reminding us that great art can be found everywhere, whether it be on the side of a train, encompassing the surface of a building, or displayed on the walls of an art gallery.

    Artist's Objects:

    • John "Crash" Matos - Less Than Zero 1

      Less Than Zero 1

    • John "Crash" Matos - Less Than Zero #2

      Less Than Zero #2

    • John "Crash" Matos - "Flagged"

      "Flagged"

    • John "Crash" Matos - "Tow the Line"

      "Tow the Line"

  • Jane Maxwell

    Biography : Jane Maxwell is a mixed media artist based in Boston, MA. Her current work largely focuses on women, body image and the feminine ideal. Her collages are deeply layered works, combining color, texture and text that surround and become the female figure. Jane's work is shown in major galleries throughout the country and has been collected by art patrons around the world. Recently, Jane was selected to be included in the 30th anniversary edition of 'Who's Who in American Art.' She has been a guest lecturer at Wellesley College, Stonehill College and The New England Art Institute, on the topic of body image and art. Her work has been the focus of numerous newspaper and magazine articles and has been featured in many art books, including Collage for the Soul (Rockport Books) and Mixed Media Collage (Quarry Books). Maxwell's artistic voice grew out of a passion for vintage materials, modern fashion and design - mingled with a deep fascination for pop culture and female icons. In the late 1990's she studied mixed media at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Decordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts. She graduated with a BA in Literature from Middlebury College in 1986 then worked in the public relations industry for 10 years. She is married with three teenage children.

  • Greg Miller

    Biography : Drawing from the diverse cultural and geographic makeup of his Californian roots, Greg Miller explores his relationship with the space he inhabits to communicate a particular urban experience. Working with both paint and collage, he constructs and deconstructs exploring the contradiction, ambiguity, and truth between urban streetscape and history. Miller’s art is clever and cool. His abstracted backgrounds of drips, patterns, and phrases and the peeling back of layers provide a study in the impermanence of the things that surround us. His large-scale paintings and installations aim to make the most fleeting parts of American culture tangible. They grab us nostalgically, rousing us to enjoy the momentary beauty found in the impermanent parts of our lives. There is a fragile heroicness conveyed within the temporary nature of it all, especially within his construction of paper, wood, and natural materials, that gives Miller’s work liveliness and depth. GREG MILLER (b. 1951, Sacramento, California) spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.

  • Adriana Oliver

  • Charles Patrick

  • Billy Schenck

  • Brooke Shaden

    Biography : Within the space of a square frame, I try to build a world that is undeniably separate from the one we live in. What fascinates me about any artistic medium is that it can pull the viewer out of a logical and common world, and place them within a space that is more alive. When I use a square frame, I hope that the viewer will forget that they are looking at a photograph and instead see an alternate reality, one that mixes painterly qualities with surrealism and fantasy. It is my goal in photography to make beautiful that which others find disturbing, to take a simple concept (be it birth, death, or something in between – life) and mold it into something complex and magnetic. I explore death and surrealism through my photography in order to show that reality has intricate ties with fantasy. Our world is not so different than the disturbing worlds I create within my frames. I argue that my surrealistic images are even more representational of life because they contain feelings and emotions that resonate with the viewers. Sometimes life does not have to be photographed according to reality; instead, why not explore the depths of the mind and soul and reach for something deeper than the reality that plagues us and traps us daily. My edited photographs are a far cry from the original image that comes out of the camera. I add texture to them to give a feeling of grime and age, thus giving the photographs a timeless feeling. I often play with the tones so that the subject is highlighted and the scenery falls away in to slight desaturation and abandonment. The real crux of my photography is portraiture; it is capturing the emotion of a single instance in a life. There is a particular feeling to all of my photographs, one that touches on the juxtaposition of the real yet surreal, a fantasy and a dream yet riddled with reality.

  • Ray Turner

    Biography : “The current group of head paintings span ideas that started many years ago, and have manifested into these most recent paintings called Population Defaced. The nobility and the depravity that are part of our humanity and inhumanity, has continued to be a point of view. The face holds all the contradictions of our existence as a race, the good and the bad. You can tell who a person is in the first glance. There is a knowing that may take time to reveal itself fully, but it's there in the face, in a moment's notice. When we look at a painting of a person we participate in that knowing experience, the observer and the observed are revealed,” Ray Turner. RAY TURNER (b. 1958, Stockton, California) lives in Pasadena, California, where he earned his BFA from Art Center College of Design, then worked for thirteen years as a professor of painting and drawing at Art Center. His work has been showcased in exhibits throughout the country as well as in museums and galleries internationally.

  • Anja Van Herle

  • Audra Weaser  (+)

    Biography : Audra Weaser (b. 1967) is a Los Angeles-based artist, with a practice rooted in process. For the past decade her work has focused on nature. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Claremont Graduate University, and has exhibited widely both nationally and abroad, with work in numerous private and public collections.

    Detailed Description : Utilizing a minimalist color palette, Weaser’s process-based paintings are excavations of memories shaped by time. Working tirelessly, Weaser has to put down layers of color quickly before the quick-drying paint becomes permanently fixed on the panels. In this way she builds up fluid layers intuitively placing large swathes of color while working the entirety of the surface. Layers of paint are collaged into seamless undulations pierced by lighter areas, reminiscent of dappled sunlight. It is these spots of brightness that the artist then excavates, exposing the base panel while re-connecting the layers of paint on top back into the whole of the image. Using a sander, Weaser takes away areas of color, cutting through to the bottom of the composition in organic movements that echo the direction of her brushstrokes, revealing the final composition. For Weaser, these dreamscapes come from a particular childhood memory, re-imagined and recreated through the artist’s process as an adult. According to the artist, “I was looking at these home videos my father took, they’re in the forest, and he’s panning up the trees, and the light is coming through….I like to refer back to those, or prints or photos I have taken….it is just flashes that I remember…it is so beautiful and uncluttered, and just enjoyable to go back to that peaceful feeling.” In Weaser’s work there are echoes of the aesthetic visions of the great American and European traditions of Romantic landscape painting. Though the artist draws from many of the same awe-inspiring feelings of confrontation with nature, her process also makes the work intensely introspective, urging the viewer to turn inward and forge a connection to a personal evocation. The scale of the works contributes to an immenseness of presence relaying submergence into sense-memory, while seemingly incidental moments of captivating beauty provide ample room for exploration.

    Artist's Documents:

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Audra Weaser - Sea Gems Series (6 Panels)

      Sea Gems Series (6 Panels)

    •  Audra Weaser - "Seafaring"

      "Seafaring"

    •  Audra Weaser - Rendezvous I

      Rendezvous I

  • James Wolanin

    Biography : James Wolanin’s paintings transport the viewer to an effervescent, candy-coated world inspired by vintage advertisements, photographs, and the artist’s own childhood memories. Identifying with Pop artists like Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist, Wolanin taps into our culture’s collective visual conscious, creating vibrant, stylized reflections of American life. Sunny skies, bright smiles, and carefree Sunday drives characterize the artist’s utopic vision, which blends nostalgia for mid-century America with a contemporary aesthetic. He notes, “I try to bring the viewer back to a time of innocence.” Wolanin’s background as a designer is evident in his dynamic compositions, fizzing color combinations, and bold use of graphic text. He forms each painting through an innovative stenciling technique that builds layer upon layer, color upon color, and concludes with a coating of surfboard resin – a fitting medium for images that capture the jubilant atmosphere of 1960’s beach culture. Beneath their glossy, seductive surfaces, the paintings swirl with intriguing psychological substance: Wolanin does not simply paint a scene, but constructs a fragment of narrative. Like the best portraitists, he can suggest entire relationships and personalities through a character’s pose or glance. James Wolanin lives and works in New Jersey. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions and is part of many important collections including a recent purchase by the Alex Katz Foundation.

  • Eric Zener  (+)


Rendezvous I -  Audra Weaser

Audra Weaser

Rendezvous I

AUDRA WEASER
Rendezvous I
Acrylic, Gold Metallic Paint + Mixed Media on Panel
72 × 48 in

"Seafaring"  -  Audra Weaser

Audra Weaser

"Seafaring"

AUDRA WEASER
"Seafaring"
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Panel
60 x 40 in.

"Tow the Line" - John "Crash" Matos

John "Crash" Matos

"Tow the Line"

John "Crash" Matos
"Tow the Line"
Spray Paint on Canvas
48 x 24 in.

I Wish We Could Escape -  Anna Kincaide

Anna Kincaide

I Wish We Could Escape

Anna Kincaide
"I Wish We Could Escape"
Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 inches

"Flagged" - John "Crash" Matos

John "Crash" Matos

"Flagged"

John "Crash" Matos
"Flagged"
Spray Paint on Canvas.
30 x 25 inches, oval

Under the Pineapple Tree - America Martin

America Martin

Under the Pineapple Tree

America Martin
"Under the Pineapple Tree"
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas.
79 x 55 inches

Sea Gems Series (6 Panels) -  Audra Weaser

Audra Weaser

Sea Gems Series (6 Panels)

Audra Weaser
"Sea Gems Series (6 Panels)"
Acrylic, Metallic Paint and Mixed Media on Panel
Each Panel: 20 x 20 inches

Women By the Sea Look Out at the Sun - America Martin

America Martin

Women By the Sea Look Out at the Sun

America Martin
"Women By the Sea Look Out at the Sun"
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 90 inches, Round

Less Than Zero #2 - John "Crash" Matos

John "Crash" Matos

Less Than Zero #2

John "Crash" Matos
"Less Than Zero #2"
Spray Paint on Canvas
48 x 48 inches, Round

Captured By Your Style -  Anna Kincaide

Anna Kincaide

Captured By Your Style

Anna Kincaide
"Captured By Your Style"
Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 inches

Less Than Zero 1 - John "Crash" Matos

John "Crash" Matos

Less Than Zero 1

John "CRASH" Matos
"Less Than Zero 1"
Spray Paint on Canvas
48 x 48 inches, Round

Adam and Eve Beneath the Fruit Tree - America Martin

America Martin

Adam and Eve Beneath the Fruit Tree

America Martin
"Adam and Eve Beneath the Fruit Tree"
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 90 inches, Round