JoAnne Carson, Professor of Studio Art and former Chair of the Department, has a B.A. from University of Illinois, Chicago and an M.F.A. from the University of Chicago. Her work has been shown in numerous solo and two-person exhibitions including the Joan Washburn Gallery and Ruth Siegel Gallery in New York City, Plus Ultra Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, The Fort Worth Art Museum in Texas, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Notable group exhibitions in public institutions include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition, The New Orleans Museum Frederick Weisman Collection, the Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, and Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia's Awards in the Visual Arts, and the Fleming Museum in Burlington, Vermont, New Works on Wood. Selected group exhibitions in commercial galleries include, D.C. Moore, Allan Frumkin, and Ruth Siegel galleries in New York City. Her work can be found in various public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Fort Worth Art Museum, Joslyn Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Frederick Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles. She has been the recipient of awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, Awards in the Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome, and National Endowment for the Arts.
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