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SELECTED WORKS BY Joanne Greenbaum

Poster
Joanne Greenbaum
Poster

2004

Oil and flashe on canvas

178 x 127cm
Joanne Greenbaum’s playful abstractions approach painting with a sense of liberation. Primarily concerned with the formalism of plastic arts, her canvases don’t follow proscribed formulas of conventional painting, but rather continuously test and expand the possibilities by which painting can evolve. In Poster, Greenbaum’s graphic composition unfolds with its own rules of logic: bold shapes and colours are mapped out and dissected by the improbable blue-print of their design. Greenbaum’s diagram motif acts as both a structural device and an extension of her painterly consumption; her delicately drawn lines exhibit a contemplated intimacy and dimension of fantastical space, suggesting an inexhaustible microcosm of illusionary delight.
Table of Contents
Joanne Greenbaum
Table of Contents

2004



178 x 254cm
Drawing becomes an all-consuming force in Joanne Greenbaum’s paintings; the ephemeral intricacy of her surfaces is fixated in her concentrated gestures. In Table of Contents, Greenbaum’s solid masses of colour swell from and dissolve into attenuated mark-making: purple and orange architectural forms spring up with sketchy velocity, the matt black ground devours the painting, its smothering energy disintegrating short of the canvas edge. The chaotic system of numbers and diagrams serves as formalist play: the pleasure of stroking silver-white over black, the frantic vivacity of red and blue squiggles dancing between a web of lines. Table of Contents reads like a lexicon of everything; an encompassing sentiment expressed in minute detail.
Trend Report
Joanne Greenbaum
Trend Report

2004



203 x 178cm
Joanne Greenbaum’s canvases display a rarefied process of precipitance. Greenbaum’s paintings evolve through an organic process; her compositions directed by their continuously evolving forms, creating spontaneous tension through the immediacy of the artist’s hand. A deliberate lack of editing transpires as painterly confidence: each gesture contains an importance of its own realisation and ultimate contribution. In Trend Report, Greenbaum’s forms drip, spill, and overlap in competition for space: doodled numbers claim territories, while traces of lines rise defiantly through rich fields of colour. By laying bare her process, Greenbaum’s painting resonates with a sense of passing time, monumentalising the history of its own creation.
Workbook
Joanne Greenbaum
Workbook

2006

Oil on canvas

198.1 x 198.1 cm
Prom King
Joanne Greenbaum
Prom King

2006

oil, flashe and acrylic on canvas

279.4cm x 254 cm
Prom Queen
Joanne Greenbaum
Prom Queen

2006

oil, flashe and acrylic on canvas

279.4cm x 254 cm

Joanne Greenbaum's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1953, in New York
Lives and works in NYC



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010
Drawings, Rupert Goldsworthy, Berlin, Germany
Random Returns, SchĂĽrmann Collection Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany

2009
Hollywood Squares, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

2008
Baloise Art Forum, Basel, Switzerland
Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
greengrassi, London, UK
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich Switzerland

2007
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Boom/Shane Campbell, Chicago, Illinois

2006
D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium

2005
greengrassi, London, UK
Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, Ca.

2004
Boom/Shane Campbell, Chicago, Illinois

2003
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
K.S. Art, New York, NY

2002
Numark Gallery, Washington, DC

2001
Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
greengrassi, London, UK, with Mary Heilman
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY

1999
greengrassi, London, UK

1998
D'Amelio Terras, New York

1997
D'Amelio Terras, New York

1996
Arena Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Lush Life, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Franklin Evans
40, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Compilation, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany

2009
Das Gespinst, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Flugversuch mit Spurenkammer, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin, Germany
Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Women in Print, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Project For a New American Century, Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Under the Influence, Girl’s Club, Miami, FL
New York Group Show, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Gray, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Scala Paradisi, Schuermann-berlin, Berlin, Germany
Object Salon, Honey Space, New York, NY
Abstract America: New Paintings from the U.S., The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2007
Ashtray – Joanne Greenbaum, Ray Hamilton, Matthew Higgs and ashtrays, KS Art, New York, NY
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Painting Show – Slipping Abstraction, Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
Painting as Fact, Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland curated by Bob Nickas
We Are Near, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA curated by Eddie Martinez

2006
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing from the Wrong Side of the Brain, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY
Space Between the Spokes, KS Art, New York, NY

2005
The Painted World, PS1/MOMA, New York curated by Bob Nickas
Mud, Dinter Fine Art, New York. NY
Glimpse, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
In Deep Water, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
The Generals Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
One Armed Bandit, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY

2004
New Prints, Winter 2004, International Print Center, New York, NY
Architecture Untethered, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, PS1/MOMA, New York curated by Bob Nickas
Abstraction with a Twist, Elga Wimmer, New York, NY
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Colored Pencil, K.S. Art, New York, NY
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France

2003
Stay Positive, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
Skowhegan Faculty show, Instutute of Contemporary Art, Maine
College of Art Signs, Lines and Codes, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Ballpoint Inklings, K.S. Art, New York, NY
Crossings: Artists and Curatorial Practice, Artists Alliance, Inc. New York, curated by Anne Ellegood
New Prints Winter, 2003, International Print Center, New York, NY

2002
Keine Kleingkeit (Not Really Small), Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)

2001
Ball Point Inklings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2000
Points, Lines, Planes, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
Bad Touch, Lump Gallery Projects, Raleigh, North Carolina
Studio International, Paintings from the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
Warped: Painting and the Feminine, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (catalogue)
Mapping, Territory, Connections, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Points, Lines, Planes, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France (catalogue)
Painting Function, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, curated by Saul Ostrow
Joanne Greenbaum, Charlene von Heyl, Amy Sillman, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Examining Pictures, Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt

1999
Examining Pictures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt
Nacht Bild (After Image), Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland curated by Peter Packesch
Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt

1997
Current Undercurrent, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Painting Now and Forever, Part 1, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Exploiting the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

1996
Explosion in a Tool Factory, Hovel, New York, NY
Un Oeil Americain, Galerie le Carre, Lilles, France

1995
Wacko, The Workspace Gallery, New York, NY
Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
Natural, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Jane Fine, Joanne Greenbaum, John Paul Philippe, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pleasant Pebble, The Workspace Gallery, New York, NY

1994
New York Abstract Painting, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Vibology, White Columns, curated by Bill Arning