Joan Weber
Medium: Sculpture

Studio Location:
LIC Art Center - Studio# 310
44-02 23rd Street



Artist Bio:
Joan Weber's drawings, sculpture and small paintings have been in many group shows in the New York City area including exhibitions at The Drawing Center, the Sculpture Center, The Queens Museum, Barnard College and Open Studios at P.S.1. A solo exhibition of her work took place in 2002 at A.I.R. Gallery II. In 2018, she created a site-specific installation of her art at the Hampden Gallery, UMass Amherst.
She was awarded an Artists Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts as well as residencies at the Millay Colony, Austerlitz, New York, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia. In 2019, she was awarded an Individual Support Grant by the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. Weber's work is included Lines of Vision - Drawings by Contemporary Women, Judy Collischan Van Wagner, Hudson Hills Press, and is represented in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum and many private collections.
Joan Weber studied art with Sidney Geist at Vassar College and received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from Columbia University in 1975.
She lives and works in New York City.
Joan Weber's sculpture will be included in "Pieces Seven" an upcoming small works exhibition at Gallery 128 located at 128 Rivington Street, NYC, May 18th - June 9th.

Artist Statement:
My sculpture is made intuitively with no preconception in mind. The materials are wood (recently balsa wood), wire, clay, paper and found objects. The simplicity and character of 20th century abstraction, Klee, Calder, Noguchi and minimalism as well as Greek sculpture from the 2nd century B.C. and Cycladic art have inspired my work as have the reactions of many artists against this purity.
The small scale of my sculpture, mostly less than 3' in any direction, allows my hands to respond to an intuitive instinct before a thought arises.
Recently, I have placed individual pieces together in compositions, allowing interactions between them which bring them more fully alive.
While most of my sculpture is abstract, some suggest figures or animal forms. All have an elemental character and seem to offer a respite from our increasingly high tech world.

All images and text copyright Joan Weber