JOAN WADLEIGH CURRAN - CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

1974 M.F.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT

1972 B.S. in Art Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Endurance, presented in association with Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY

2015  Construction, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012  Accumulation, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010  Succession, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008  Coexistence, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

2007  Cycles, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006  Inventory, A Reaction to the Collection, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Witherspoon Gallery, Princeton, NJ

2004  Philadelphia International Airport Exhibitions Program, Terminal F, Philadelphia, PA

2003  Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002  Boland Hall Gallery, St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA

1997   Richard Stockton College Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ

1995  Bayard Gallery, New York, New York

1992  Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

1991  Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

1989  Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

1982  Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

1979  Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1977  Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

1976  Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

1975  West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA

LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  Side By Side, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015  Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, USC Fischer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, David J, Spenser CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA

2014  Lillies, Figs and Folly: Contemporary Still Life Paintings and Works on Paper, Cerulean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

A Fine Arrangement, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

New Sight, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

2013  Promises of Great Things To Come: Future Gifts to the Collection of the Columbus Museum, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Jewels and Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Ardmore, PA

2012  Re-Cycle/ Re-Imagine, Delaware Center for Horticulture Gallery, Wilmington, DE

Haunting Narratives Detours From Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the Present, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2011  Inside and Outside the Clamshell Box, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2010  Exhibitionism, Courtauld Institute, London, England

C.R. Ettinger Studio Selections from 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009  Shelter, The Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

Consequential, Addams Gallery, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Visions – Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Visions – Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

2007  Then and Now, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Finding A Form, Tower Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006  Dream World, Art Murmur Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 Finders Keepers, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Out of Line, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2005  Artists Choose Artists, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Field Notes, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Painting #63 (Juror Alex Baker)

2004  Several Steps Removed, Philadelphia Print Collaborative, Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Painting #51 (Juror Carl Belz)

2003  Landscape, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL

Circle Show, The Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

North of the Border, Art in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA

Value and Presence, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Drawing as Drawing, Drawing in Painting, Olmsted Gallery, Penn State Harrisburg Campus, Middletown, PA

2002  Gallery Artists Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Summer Group Exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001  Printmaking: A Collaborative Process Featuring Works by Joan Curran and Emily Brown, Welcoming Art Gallery, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Small Print Show, Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Undergraduate Fine Arts Program, Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Altered Egos, Borofsky Gallery, Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA (Curated by Cheryl Harper)

Community Gardens, Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

A Juried Exhibition-in-Print, New American Painting #33 (Juror Beth Venn)

2000  Cecil/Curran/Grothusen/Peterson/Stone, Designs Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

1998  Biennial 1998, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

1997  Trees, Arts in the Academy, National Academy of the Sciences, Washington, DC

Drawing, Art In City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

1995  Return to Beauty, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

A Grand Affair: Art Initiatives Benefit Exhibition, 420 W Broadway, New York (Juror Michael Walls)

Tyler School of Art Faculty Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Meet the Neighbors, Paley Gallery, Philadelphia College of Textile and Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

1994  Summer in the City, Laurie W. and Irvin J. Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993  Three Visions of Landscape, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992  Summer Invitational, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY

Fifty-second Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center,  Cheltenham, PA (Juror Alice Yang)

Landscapes, F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Twenty-third Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA (Juror Cheryl Brutvan)

1991  Biennial ‘91, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (Juror Lucy Lippard)

1990  The Icon and the Spiritual, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Twenty-five Years of Collecting Fine Art, the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

1989  Shrines and Icons, Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Forty-ninth Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA (Juror Terrie Francis Sultan)

Biennial ‘89, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE (Juror John Perreault)

Open Ateliers, Gallery at the Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (Juror Ned Rifkin)

1988  Twenty-first Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa (Juror Monique Beudert

1987  Art Against Aids, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Forty-sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA (Juror Gracie Mansion)

1986  Nature Morte: The Museum Considers the Still Life, Northern Alleghenies Museum, Loretto, PA

New Jersey Arts Annual, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ (Juror Richard Anuskiewiecz)

Biennial Exhibition: New Jersey Artists, The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (Jurors Susan Delahunty and Douglas G. Schultz)

Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2001 - 2016: Senior Lecturer, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

2004: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2001: Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 

1997 - 2001: Adjunct Associate Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 

1994 - 1995: Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA

1982 - 1986: Assistant Professor, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ

1978 - 1982: Assistant Professor, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1978: Artist-in-Residence, Artist-in-the-Schools Program (National Endowment for the Arts), North Attleboro, MA

1977 - 1978: Lecturer, New England College, Henniker, NH

1974 - 1977: Assistant Professor, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA 

 

COLLECTIONS

Albany State Legislature, Albany, NY

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Astra Zeneca Corporation

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland

Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, Lamar Dodd Museum, LaGrange, GA

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

First USA Bank, Wilmington, DE

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

McGraw Hill

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Print and Picture Collection, Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA

Sheraton Resort Hotel, Bal Harbour, FL

Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA

Summy-Birchard Music Corporation, Princeton, NJ

Vanderbilt Medical University, Nashville, TN

The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016   Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation

2013    Residency Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

2012    Residency, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland

2011     Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

2009   Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation

   Residency, Stonehouse Residency for Contemporary Art, Miramonte, CA

2006   Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting

   Residency, Studio In The Woods, New Orleans, LA

2004    Visual Arts Fellowship, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2002   Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Curator of IMPRINT, a public art project with The Print Center, funded by Pew Charitable Trusts: $181,516 grant

2001    Individual Artist Special Opportunity Stipend, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts

  Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Finalist, Works on Paper

1993    Pew Fellowships in the Arts, Finalist, Painting

1992    Residency in painting, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

1987     Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant in Painting

1985    Residency in painting, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

  Tobeleah Wechler Award, 44th Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Arts Center

1981     Faculty Research Grant (painting), Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

1979    Faculty Research Grant (painting), Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

GUEST ARTIST / LECTURES

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

The Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA

The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ

Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Albright College, Reading, PA

Colby Sawyer College, New London, NH

Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA

Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

Women In The Arts, William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, PA

 

CURATORIAL AND EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE

Juror, 70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

Juror, Fleisher Challenge, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Curator, IMPRINT, The Print Center, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Pew Charitable Trusts: $181,516 grant

Juror, Women in the Arts, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Juror, Sedgwick Cultural Center Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Curator, Philadelphia Artists, Gallery, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ

Co-organizer, The LaGrange National Exhibition, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Board of Governors, The Print Center, Philadelphia

Peer Panelist, Visual Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund 2006, 2007, 2008

 

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