Born in Queens, NYC, Joanne Ross’s practice explores questions of memory, history, culture, and place. Joanne uses the camera intuitively as a natural extension of her drawing hand. Projects juxtapose multi-sized photographs into micro-narrative wall installations that juxtapose images to re-contextualize meaning.
Awards/grants received by Joanne include the New York Foundation for the Arts Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago TICA, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Artist/Educator, PBS Art 21 Artist/Educator, Earthwatch Costa Rica Rainforest Environmental Documentation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar Grant Landmarks of American History and Culture.
One-person exhibitions include the Nave Museum/Victoria/Texas, Edward Williams Gallery Gallery/Fairleigh Dickinson University, Center for Visual Arts/Metropolitan State University, Anderson Gallery/Virginia Commonwealth University, Guttenberg Arts Project Space/New Jersey and the Shed Space/ Brooklyn.
Select group exhibitions include Frontline Arts/NJ, Founders Hall Gallery/the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc, Gallerie Toolbox/Berlin/Germany, Exit Art/NYC, ArtHelix/Brooklyn, 92nd Street Y/NYC, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, New Jersey City University, Aferro Gallery/Newark, and Marymount Manhattan NYC.
Photographic work is in the collection of the Bank of America La Salle, Visual Studies Workshop Archive, and private collections.
Joanne holds an MFA in Photography from the SUNY Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop, an MS Art Education from Syracuse University, and a BA Art Education from Buffalo State College. She has taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, Rockland Community College, Ramapo College, and the New Jersey Secondary School System.
Joanne serves on the Artist Advisory Committee of the Board of Trustees at Guttenberg Arts non-profit artist residency program in Hudson County, New Jersey. Joanne lives and works in Nutley, New Jersey.