Joan Wadleigh Curran

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EDUCATION

1974     M.F.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT

1972     B.S. in Art Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     Instability, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2019     Recombinants- Prints and Collages by Joan Wadleigh Curran, C.R. Ettinger Gallery, Philadelphia PA

2016     Endurance, Savery/Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY

2015     Construction, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012     Accumulation, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Succession, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008     Coexistence, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

2007     Cycles, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006     Inventory, A Reaction to the Collection, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

2005     Witherspoon Gallery, Princeton, NJ

2004     Philadelphia International Airport Exhibitions Program, Terminal F, Philadelphia, PA

2003     Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002     Boland Hall Gallery, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

1997     Richard Stockton College Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ

1995     Bayard Gallery, New York, New York

1992     Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

1991     Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

1989     Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

1982     Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1982     Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

1979     Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1977     Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

1976     Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

1975     West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA

1975     LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018     Inside/Out, Inliquid Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia

2018     The Woodmere Annual, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2018     92nd Annual International Competition, Online Exhibition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2018     Deep Stretch, #47 Online Exhibition, Field Notes Gallery, New York, NY

2018     San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, tumblr online Friday exhibition post

2017     The One You Know, NAPOLEON at NoBa Art Space, Bala Cynwyd, PA

2017     The Death of Impressionism? Disruption and Innovation in Art, The Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA

2017     The Tiny Biennale, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy

2016     Philadelphia Painters, Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

2016     Side by Side, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016     Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Thompson Gallery San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

2015     Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, USC Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2015     Debris, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015     Keeping It Real: Recent Acquisitions of Narrative and Realist Art, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia. PA

2015     Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, David J. Spenser CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA

2014     Lillies, Figs and Folly: Contemporary Still Life Paintings and Works on Paper, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014     A Fine Arrangement: The Art of Still Life, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. PA

2014     New Sight, Gallery Three Nineteen, Philadelphia. PA

2014     Gyre:The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska

2013     Promises of Great Things To Come: Future Gifts to the Collection of the Columbus Museum, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

2013     Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Jewels and Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Ardmore, PA

2012     Re-Cycle/ Re-Imagine, Delaware Center for Horticulture Gallery, Wilmington, DE

2012     Haunting Narratives Detours From Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the Present, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2011     Inside and Outside the Clamshell Box, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2010     Exhibitionism, Courtauld Institute, London, England

2010     C.R. Ettinger Studio Selections from 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Printable, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Mark:Remarque, The Philadelphia Free Library and the Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2009     Shelter, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2009     Consequential, Addams Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008     Visions – Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

2007     Then and Now, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2007     Finding A Form, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia

2006     Dream World, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006     Finders Keepers, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006     Out of Line, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005     Artists Choose Artists, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

2005     Field Notes, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2005     A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings #63, juror Alex Baker

2004     Several Steps Removed, Philadelphia Print Collaborative, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2004     Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004     A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings #51, juror Carl Belz

2003     Landscape, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, Fl

2003     Circle Show, The Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

2003     Faculty Exhibition, Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2003     North of the Border, Art in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

2003     Value and Presence, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

2003     Drawing as Drawing, Drawing in Painting, Olmsted Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg Campus, Middletown, PA

2002     Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002     Summer Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001     Printmaking: A Collaborative Process, Featuring Works by Joan Curran and Emily Brown, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2001     Small Print Show, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2001     Faculty Exhibition, Undergraduate Fine Arts Program, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2001     Altered Egos, Borofsky Gallery, Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA, Curated by Cheryl Harper

2001     Community Gardens, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2001     A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Paintings #33, juror Beth Venn

2000     Cecil/Curran/Grothusen/Peterson/Stone, Designs Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1998     Biennial 1998, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1997     Trees, Arts in the Academy, National Academy of the Sciences, Washington, DC

1997     Drawing, Art In City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1995     Return to Beauty, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

1995     A Grand Affair: Art Initiatives Benefit Exhibition, 420 W Broadway, New York, juried by Michael Walls

1995     Tyler School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

1995     Meet the Neighbors, Paley Gallery, Philadelphia College of Textile and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

1994     Summer in the City, Laurie W. and Irvin J. Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993     Three Visions of Landscape, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992     Summer Invitational, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY

1992     Fifty-second Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA, juried by Alice Yang

1992     Landscapes, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992     Twenty-third Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, PA, juried by Cheryl Brutvan

1991     Biennial ’91, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, juried by Lucy Lippard

1990     The Icon and the Spiritual, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

1990     Twenty-five Years of Collecting Fine Art, the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1989     Shrines and Icons, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1989     Forty-ninth Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA, juried by Terrie Francis Sultan

1989     Biennial ’89, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, juried by John Perreault

1989     Open Ateliers, Gallery at the Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

1989     Works on Paper, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, juried by Ned Rifkin

1988     Twenty-first Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa, juried by Monique Beudert

1987     Art Against Aids, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

1987     Forty-sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA, juried by Gracie Mansion

1986     Nature Morte: The Museum Considers the Still Life, Northern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA

1986     New Jersey Arts Annual, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, juried by Richard Anuskiewiecz

1986     Biennial Exhibition: New Jersey Artists, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, juried by Susan Delahunty and Douglas G. Schultz Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

COLLECTIONS

Albany State Legislature, Albany, NY

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Astra Zeneca Corporation

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland

Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, Lamar Dodd Museum, LaGrange, GA

Civitella Ranieri Foundation

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

First USA Bank, Wilmington, DE

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

McGraw Hill

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Print and Picture Collection, Philadelphia Free Library

Sheraton Resort Hotel, Bal Harbour, FL

Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA

Summy-Birchard Music Corporation, Princeton, NJ

Vanderbilt Medical University, Nashville, TN

The Woodmere Art Museum

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2017     Residency, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Umbria, Italy

2017     Painting Perceptions Interview

2016     Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2013     Residency, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2012     Residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland

2011     Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

2009     Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation

2009     Residency, Stonehouse Residency for Contemporary Art, Miramonte, CA

2006     Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting

2006     Residency, Studio In The Woods, New Orleans, LA

2004     Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2003     Business/Arts Partnership Award – Small/Mid Sized Business, LaColombe & The Print Center, Arts and Business Council

2002     Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Curator of IMPRINT, a public art project with The Print Center, funded by Pew Charitable Trusts: $181,516 grant

2001       Individual Artist Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts

2001     Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Finalist, Works on Paper

1993     Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Finalist, Painting

1992     Residency in painting, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

1987     Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant in Painting

1985     Residency in painting, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

1985     Tobeleah Wechler Award, 44th Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Arts Center

1981     Faculty Research Grant (painting), Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1979     Faculty Research Grant (painting), Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1977     Artist-in-the-Schools grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

GUEST ARTIST/LECTURES

Albright College, Reading, PA

Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH

Drexel University

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA

Women In The Arts, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

CURATORIAL AND EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE

Juror, 70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Juror, Fleisher Challenge, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Curator, IMPRINT, The Print Center, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts: $181,516 grant

Juror, Women in the Arts, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Juror, Sedgwick Cultural Center Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Curator, Philadelphia Artists, Gallery, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ

Co-organizer, The LaGrange National Exhibition, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Honorary Council, The Print Center, Philadelphia

Peer Panelist, Visual Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2006, 2007, 2008

Juror, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation 2014

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001-May 2016   Senior Lecturer, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004     Adjunct Assistant Professor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001     Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

1997-2001   Adjunct Associate Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1994-1995   Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1982-1986   Assistant Professor, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ

1978-1982   Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1978     Artist-in-Residence, Artist-in-the-Schools Program (National Endowment for the Arts), North Attleboro, MA

1977-1978   Lecturer, New England College, Henniker, NH

1974-1977   Assistant Professor, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Carpenter, Syd and Valerio, Bill, The Woodmere Annual: 77th Juried Exhibition catalog

Pennsylvania Convention Center video interview, June 22, 2018

Mir, Stan, “Endurance”, essay July 2016

Fabbri, Anne, Construction, paintings by Joan Wadleigh Curran, Title Magazine, October 4, 2015

Cliff, Julia, New Sight, Title Magazine, October 27, 2014

Decker, Julia, Gyre : The Plastic Ocean, April 8, 2014

Bundy, Jean. Radio Stream, Alaska Public Media, September 3, 2014

Rabinovitch, Adriana, Joan Wadleigh Curran Gives New Life to the Forgotten in “Accumulation” at Seraphin Gallery, Artblog, December 30, 2012

Tichindeleanu, Sabina, “Accumulation” at Seraphin Gallery, Artgrind, Jan. 7, 2013

Ekperigan, Naomi, “Joan Wadleigh Curran, Decay and Regeneration”. Drawing Magazine, Summer 2012

Donohue, Victoria, “Building On the Box”, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2011

Newhall, Edith, “Nature and Paint”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2010

Tursi, Alexandra, “The Residue of Interchange: An Interview with Painter Joan Curran”, Identity Theory.com

Lewis, Michael J.,” Coexistence: Paintings by Joan Wadleigh Curran”, Exhibition Catalog, National Academy of Sciences, 2008

Strauss, R.B., University City Review, February 2008

Rosenthal, James, “Cycles”, InLiquid, May 23, 2007

Newhall, Edith, “Fine Works, Obscure Narrative”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, May 25, 2007

Rosof, Libby, “Blue Chip Special at Tower”, Artblog, Sunday April 15, 2007

Ware, Katherine, “Museum of Chain-link Treasures: Paintings and Drawings by Joan Wadleigh Curran, in “Inventory” Exhibition Catalog, Wagner Free Institute of Science, 2006

Newhall, Edith, “Beauty Amid Blight”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, February 17, 2006

Sozanski, Edward, “Challenge Show Explores Creative Paths”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, Nov. 4, 2005

Fallon, Roberta and Rossof, Libby, “Out of Line”, Artblog, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005

Sozanski, Edward, Boldly Showing Persistence of Nature, Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend Section, Friday, May 2, 2003

Fallon, Roberta, Sketches, Philadelphia Weekly, April 9, 2003

Sozanski, Edward, Values of Drawing, Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend Section, Friday, Feb. 7, 2003

Donohue, Victoria, Value and Presence Exhibition Review, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday. Feb. 2, 2003

Wadleigh Curran, Joan and van Rhyn, Jacqueline, IMPRINT: A Public Art Project, 2002

Francis, Anna, Exhibit Curator Calls for Return to Beauty, Art Matters, December/January 1995

Wadsworth, Susan, “Joan Wadleigh Curran: The Persistence of Nature”, Art New England, February/March 1992

Sozanski, Edward J., “The Shrines and Icons of Three Artists”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 14, 1989

Sozanski, Edward, J., Craft Aesthetic Dominates NJ Artist’s Work, The Philadelphia Inquirer, PA, July 17, 1986

Watkins, Eileen, Arts Annual: A Spectacle, The Newark Star Ledger, April 12, 1985

Donohue, Victoria, Exhibit Supports Regional Painters, The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 1985

Watkins, Eileen, Fifth New Jersey Artists Biennial Opens, The Newark Star Ledger, April 12, 1985

Donohue, Victoria, Glass and Furniture on Exhibition, The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 26, 1984

Doan-Johnson, Susan, The Best-Collected from New Jersey’s Artists for Museum’s Biennial Show, The Sunday Times: The Magazine, November 13, 1983

Watkins, Eileen, Hunterdon Exhibit Reflects Strong Personal Statements, The Newark Star Ledger, August 28, 1983