“Sometimes what people think is cool will overlap with what you are doing and with the time you are in. But then also that time will change. I think the key is to recognize what you are drawn to and to continue to value that.”
JoAnne Carson continues to make magnificent art in the form of drawings, paintings and sculptures. “Whimsical and monstrous”, imaginary landscapes, floral prints and futuristic studies are some descriptions of her work.
The artist is concerned with the “instability of life” and continues to provide her own refreshing but not always comforting views of the “possibilities and wonderment.”
Carson’s work has been exhibited in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. She is in the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s collection and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016.
She lives in and works in Brooklyn, NY and Shoreham, VT.