Sage College, Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY 2007 "Recent Sculpture"
OK Harris, New York, New York 2007
galerie yoramgil, W. Hollywood, CA 2005, "anew"
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 2000, “Naoj: Yebor Island”
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 1998, “Wall2Wall”
Me.L.Yu, Denver, CO, 1998, “Joan Robey”
Me.L.Yu, Denver, CO, 1997, “Second Coming: From Reject to Object”
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 1996, “Objection Overruled”
Me.L.Yu, Denver, CO, 1996, “Objection Overruled”
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA 2007 "To Assemble"
galerie yoramgil, Beverly Hills, CA, 2004, “Joan Robey & Peter Voulkas”
LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA, 2003, “Wallworks Winners”
galerie yoramgil, Beverly Hills, CA, 2003, “Introductions”
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 2002, “Joan Robey: In the Company of Friends”
So. La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA, 2002, “Summer Formal”
LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA, 2002, “Wallworks” juried show, George Herms, juror, 2nd prize
Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA, 2002, “Art of Function”
Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA, 1998-2002
Desiderata Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1999
Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA, 1999, “Outside In”
Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA, 1997, “Use Me”
Tustin Renaissance Gallery, Tustin, CA, 1997, “Contemporary Furniture”
Studio Warehouse Exhibit, New York, NY, 1996
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 1995, “Sound Furniture”
Gallery of Functional Art, Santa Monica, CA, 1995, “Chair Show”
LACE (L.A. Contemporary Exhibitions) Los Angeles, CA, 1995, “Sitting Pretty”
Kralj Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1995
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, 1998, “The Art of Tea”
Orange County Museum, Newport Beach, CA, 1997, “Feast on Art”
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, (traveling exhibition) 1997, “Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design”
Peter Norton Family Trust
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
“Batman & Robin” Movie
Judith Ivey/Tim Braine
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1968 BFA
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1996-2003, select courses
Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1998-2001, select courses
Statement"Seeing an object in a new way, removed from its original context, awakens the aesthetic eye. There can be an implicit sadness to discarded objects followed by the positive potential of their re-use. Duality is at the core of my work.
Forces impact elements. The results contain themes of movement/repose, tension/equilibrium, attraction/repulsion, chaos/balance. Complex relationships emerge from simple juxtapositions.
By projecting human predicaments onto inanimate objects, I can begin to objectify the human experience. In this way, the irony of our circumstances becomes apparent. The overlay of the human spirit adds humor.
There is a dynamic of vulnerability and aggression in man and the things he creates, just as there is in the forces of nature. My hope is that the viewer feels a sense of danger in viewing my pieces, as if coming upon an act of chaos in midstream." - Joan Robey