Joan Jonas is one of the most important living artists in the USA and has represented America in the Venice Biennale in 2015. Her ground breaking experimental practice included video, drawing, performance and installation. In recent years Jonas has also become increasingly engaged with environmental issues, focusing on the animal world and the vulnerability of our planet.Read More
Jonas (b.1936, New York, NY) lives and works in New York. She studied B.A. Art History and Sculpture, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts (1958) followed by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, Massachusetts (1961) and M.F.A., Columbia University (1965). Solo exhibitions include: Dia Art Foundation, New York, United States (2021) Joan Jonas: Five Decades, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil (2020), Moving Off the Land II, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain (2020), Moving Off the Land II, Ocean Space, TBA 21, Church of San Lorenzo, Venice (2019), I Know Why They Left, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2019), Kyoto In the Trees II, National History Museum, Bamberg (2019), Promise of the Infinite – Joan Jonas and the Mirror, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts (2019), They Come to Us Without a Word, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco (2019) In the Trees II, Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London (2018) and Tate Modern, London (2018). She was US representative at 56th Venice Biennale with her work 'They Come to Us without a Word'.
Text courtesy Amanda Wilkinson Gallery.