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b. 1950, USA

JoAnn Verburg Biography

JoAnn Verburg received a BA in sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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From 1977 to 1979, she served as the research director and photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project, travelling throughout the American West to replicate the same wilderness views made by 19th-century frontier photographers. While heading Polaroid’s Visiting Artist Program in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Verburg promoted technical innovation in the photographic field by inviting artists Chuck Close, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, and Jim Dine, among others, to experiment with new large format instant cameras.

Distinguished by its extraordinary sensitivity to the energy and sensuality of the natural world, Verburg’s own photographic work combines exquisite color, varied focus, and thoughtful composition to convey the beauty of its subject and setting. Often presented as diptychs and triptychs, her images of olive groves near her home in Spoleto, to which she has returned for over 30 years, envelop the viewer in a serene, dreamlike atmosphere and explore the passage of time both literally and figuratively.

Text courtesy Pace Gallery.

JoAnn Verburg Featured Artworks

3 x THREE by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork photography
JoAnn Verburg3 x THREE, 2019Three pigment prints each mounted to Dibond
Pace Gallery
TOMER'S SECRET PLACE by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork moving image
JoAnn VerburgTOMER'S SECRET PLACE, 2018–2020Five video loops and sound
Pace Gallery
LIGHT (for Nion) by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork photography
JoAnn VerburgLIGHT (for Nion), 2020Pigment print mounted to Dibond
101.6 x 71.8 cm
Pace Gallery
PETALUMA OLIVE TREES (for Sam) by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork photography
JoAnn VerburgPETALUMA OLIVE TREES (for Sam), 2021Pigment print mounted to Dibond
86.4 x 121.9 cm
Pace Gallery
LOOKING INTO ITALY by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork photography
JoAnn VerburgLOOKING INTO ITALY, 2019Three pigment prints each mounted to Dibond
Pace Gallery
AN AMERICAN MAN by JoAnn Verburg contemporary artwork photography
JoAnn VerburgAN AMERICAN MAN, 2021Pigment print mounted to Dibond
158.4 x 110.8 cm
Pace Gallery

JoAnn Verburg Represented By

Pace Gallery contemporary art gallery in 540 West 25th Street, New York, USA Pace Gallery Beijing, East Hampton, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, New York, Palm Beach, Palo Alto, Seoul
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