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JoAnne McFarland

Studio—543 Union Street 2B • Brooklyn

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Professional History
2017–present Director of Artpoetica Project Space, Gowanus Brooklyn, NY
2014–2015 Director of Exhibitions and Operations, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013–2014 Interim Executive Director, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004–2007 Executive Committee/Board of Directors, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn,
2003–2004 NY Teaching Assistant, Brooklyn New School, Brooklyn, NY
1996–1998 Private Art Instructor for grade school children

Selected One and Two Person Exhibitions
Mending, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, A.I.R. Gallery II, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
What Light Can Do, 505 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
How to Paint a Picture, Cave Canem Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
Acid Rain, A.I.R. Gallery Brooklyn, NY, 2010
JoAnne McFarland, Gallery West Brentwood, NY, 2009 Seeing the Light, A.I.R. Gallery NYC, 2007
Paintings in Light, The Monster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2005 Paintings, A.I.R. Gallery NYC, 2004
GCCA Show, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY, 2003
Collages, Spoke the Hub: Works on the Wall Brooklyn, NY, 2003
Collages, A.I.R. Gallery II NYC, 2001
New Work, June Kelly Gallery NYC, 1997

Selected Group Exhibitions
Both Directions at Once, KALA Art Institute Berkeley, CA, 2018
DUTY–FREE, Ground Floor Gallery Brooklyn, NY, 2017
OPEN (C)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
If These Walls: A.I.R. Gallery at Governors Island, Governors Island, NY, 2014
Off On A Tangent, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT, 2014
Vestige, Traces of Reality, A.I.R. Gallery, NY and Konsthall, Sweden, 2011
The Black Artist as Activist, The Corridor Gallery Brooklyn, NY, 2010
BROOKLYN, 440 Gallery Curator: Florence Neal, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Does Gender Matter?, The Art Institute of Boston Boston, MA, 2009
One True Thing, 2–B Gallery Budapest, Hungary, 2006
The City Seen, Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Gallery Brooklyn, NY, 2005
The Art of the Dress, Stonover Gallery Lenox, MA, 2005
Work on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space Brooklyn, NY, 2005
The Garment Magical, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2003
Offspring, BHMS Gallery Brooklyn, NY, 2001
Works on Paper, Sears/Peyton Works on Paper, NYC, 1999

Poetry Collections and Libretti Authored
Identifying the Body, The Word Works, Washington, D.C., 2018
Loose Horse in the Valley: A Modern American Lullaby, Red Glass Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
MISSING, A 5 Minute Opera in 4 Movements, with composer William Murray, 2014
13 Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, Gold Leaf Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
Acid Rain, Willow Books, Detroit, MI, 2012
Fossil Fuel, Gold Leaf Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
The Glassblower's Tale, Gold Leaf Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
Flight Patterns, Gold Leaf Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2004
Watermarks (unpublished), 2002
Stills, Acorn Whistle Press, Beloit, WI, 2000

Princeton University Princeton, NJ, BA, English
Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY, GraduateStudies/ Fine Arts
Andrew Reiss Art Studio Brooklyn, NY, Private Study/Oil Painting

Public Art Collections
Library of Congress Washington, D.C.
General Electric NYC
United Parcel Service Atlanta, GA
Columbus Museum of Art Columbus, OH
Deloitte & Touche NYC
U.S. Dept. of State Washington, D.C. Ikon Corporation NYC
Brooklyn Union Gas Co. Brooklyn, NY
AT&T Corporation NYC
USAA San Antonio, TX
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Dynegy, Inc. NYC
U. S.Embassy Togolese Republic Washington, D.C.

Awards and Honors
Visiting Artist BARD Graduate Center Library New York, NY, 2019
Artist Fellowship KALA Art Institute Berkeley, CA, 2018
BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council) Community Grant for Carnival of Connectivity, 2017
Loose Horse in the Valley Semi–Finalist The Tenth Gate Poetry Award, 2016
Identifying the Body Semi–Finalist The Word Works Washington Prize, 2016
Identifying the Body Finalist The Tenth Gate Poetry Award, 2015
Loose Horse in the Valley Finalist Center For Book Arts Chapbook Award, 2015
Visiting Artist, New York Studio Residency Program, 2010
Acid Rain Honorable Mention Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize, 2009
Cave Canem Fellowship, Greensburg, PA, 2006
Watermarks Brushstrokes Stills Finalist
Finalist Associated Writing Programs Award Series, 2002
Second Place Honorable Mention Finishing Line Chapbook Competition, 2002
Brick House Books Manuscript Competition, 1998

Selected Poetry Publications
AMP, Hofstra University’s Online Journal Issue 3 Spring 2018
AMP, Hofstra University’s Online JournalVolume 1, Number 1 Spring 2016
Curbside Review 2004
ManzanitaQuarterly Summer, 2003
Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly Issue 79, 2003
Goodfoot: A Poetry Magazine Issue 4, 2003
White Pelican Review Volume Three, Number Two, 2002
Little Brown Poetry March, 2002
Cider Press Review Volume 3, 2002
So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art Summer/Fall, 2002
Nebo: A Literary Journal Arkansas TechUniversity Fall, 2002
Red Owl Magazine Fall, 2002
Outrider Press Summer 2002
Iris: A Journal About Women University of Virginia Number 42, Spring, 2001
Ibbetson Street Press Issue 9, April, 2001
Rio: A Journal of the Arts Issue 10, 2001
Mobius Fall–Winter 2001
Primavera Volume 23, 2000
H Q Poetry Magazine: The Haiku Quarterly Numbers 23 & 24, 2000
African American Review Indiana State University Volume 34, No. 4, 2000
Callaloo The John Hopkin's University Press Volume 22 Number 2, 1999
Acorn Whistle Acorn Whistle Press Spring 1999
Great Midwestern Quarterly Number 6, 1999
The Listening Eye Kent State University 1999
Oasis Quarterly Fall, 1998
Acorn Whistle Acorn Whistle Press Spring 1998
African American Review Indiana State University Summer, 1996
Obsidian II North Carolina State University Spring/Summer, 1996

Poetry Reviews
David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, Fossil Fuel Washington Literary Review August 2008
Phil Wagner, Fossil Fuel by JoAnne McFarland The Iconoclast July 2008
Brant Lyon, The Archeology of Desire: JoAnne McFarland’s Fossil Fuel BigCityLit, 2008
Michael Ugulini, Fossil Fuel Curled Up With a Good Book 2008
Heather Duerre Humann, JoAnne McFarland, Fossil Fuel Black Warrior Review 2007
David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, The Glassblower’s Tale The New Formalist Vol. V11, 2007
Phil Wagner, The Glassblower’s Tale by JoAnne McFarland The Iconoclast April 2006
Matt Rosenthal, The Glassblower’s Tale by JoAnne McFarland Boston Area Small Press, 2006
David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, Flight Patterns The New Formalist Vols.1V & V, 2006
Phil Wagner, Flight Patterns by JoAnne McFarland The Iconoclast Issue 86, 2004
Michael Ugulini, Flight Patterns Curled Up With a Good Book 2004
Mary Edna Salvi, Flight Patterns by JoAnne McFarland The Circle Magazine Fall, 2004
Jeffrey Side, Flight Patterns: JoAnne McFarland New Hope International Review On–line, 2004
P.D. Duane, Flight Patterns Bard’s Ink, 2004
Janie Thomas, Flight Patterns Pulsar: Ligden Poetry Society, 2004
Doug Holder, Flight Patterns, JoAnne McFarland Ibbetson Update April 2004
Richard Logsdon, A Kind of Transcendence: A Review of JoAnne McFarland’s Stills Red Rock Review Spring 2003
Phil Wagner, Stills by JoAnne McFarland The Iconoclast Issue 72, 2002
Sarah Tasic, Stills Breathes Life into Childhood The Roundtable, 2001
Amy Knox Brown, Acorn Whistle Literary Magazine Review Fall 1998

Exhibition Curator
SEDIMENT: PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY, 2019
l’attitude: Artpoetica Project Space, Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Staff Picks: Pumping Up the Volume at A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery 3, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Locks in Translation, Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College Brentwood, NY, 2010
Locks in Translation, A.I.R. Gallery II Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Growing Roots, Katherine Leiner ChelseaGreen Publishing White River Jct., VT, 2010
Beyond the Crossroads, Eugenia Collier Three Sistahs Press Baltimore, MD, 2009

Toni Morrison’s HOME, Prairie Schooner, Winter 2012, Volume 86 No. 4, Lincoln, NE, 2012
Brant Lyon & Friends: Beauty Keeps Laying Its Sharp Knife Against Me, (music and spoken word CD), Logo Chrysalis Productions, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

As Panelist or Juror on Selection Committees
440 Gallery, Annual Small Works Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, 2016, Curator
ArtsWestchester, Basic Program Support and Project Grants, Mamaroneck, NY Level: $5000– $40,000, 2015
Nicks Alliance Studio Residency Awards, Brooklyn, NY Level: Studio spaces, 2015
BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council) Community Arts Grants, Brooklyn, NY Level: $1000–$4000, 2014