Levitation I

Reflection
16" x 17", Encaustic/wood, 2007

EDUCATION

University of Washington, Graduate Study: Education; Creative Writing

University of Iowa, M.A., M.F.A.

Yale University

Connecticut College, B.A.

Museum School, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art

Boston Latin School, Centrum Foundation; Crown Point Press; Pratt Fine Arts

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2013

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge, WA. Women in the Abstract

 

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA, The Big Small Show

 

WaterWorks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, Gallery Artists

 

BallardWorks Galleries, Seattle, WA, Vision/Revision, Curator

CoCa Georgetown Gallery, Seattle, WA, CoCa Collision

Oysterville Store, Oysterville, WA, Oysters & Boats

Centennial Center Gallery, Kent, WA, Summer Art Exhibit, purchase prize and 2014 duo exhibit

7th International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA, Attendance and Hotel Fair

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, WA, Little x Little: Miniature Print Exhibition

Baas Gallery, Seattle, WA, GRID on Madison

Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA, Low Tide & Hankies

2012

Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA, Autumn Review

Museo Gallery, Langley, WA, The DOT Show

North Seattle Community College Gallery, Crosscurrents

Boston Center for the Arts ,The Future of the Past: Encaustic in the 21st Century

Nord Gallery, San Antonio, TX, IEA EncaustiCon 2012

BallardWorks Galleries, Seattle, WA, GRID, Salon Exhibition

Gwangju Museum of Art Annex, Geumnamro Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

Pelicano, Ilwaco, WA, Solo Exhibition

Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA, Summer Pages: Past & Present, Solo Exhibition

Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA, On the Surface

2011

Print Arts NW, "Members' Exhibition," traveling

WA Community College Humanities Assoc., "Crosscurrents," traveling

Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle Design Center, "Group Exhibition"

2010

Seattle Art Museum Gallery, “Features”

Washington County Museum, Portland OR, “Repurposed”

2009

Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA

BallardWorks Galleries, “A New Weave of Repertoire”

Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, “Remember to Play”

2007

Patricia Cameron Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Visual Echoes”

2006

Espy Foundation, Oysterville, WA, “Levitation and Illumination”

Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, “Hot Art”

2005

Kittredge Gallery, Univ. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, “Joan Stuart Ross”

2004

Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle, “Embedded: New Encaustics”

2003

Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, “Texts & Tales”

2002

Edmonds Arts Festival Museum, Edmonds, WA, “Texts”

Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA, “Texts & Messages”

2001

Cooperhuset, Balestrand, Norway, “New Work”

Portes Ouvertes, Paris, France

2000

Northwest Bookfest, Seattle, Installation, “Text Paintings”

Luther Seminary Gallery, St. Paul, MN, “Familie-Portrett”

Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Recent Encaustics”

Vesterheim Museum, Decorah, IA, “Family-Portrett”

Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA, “Family-Portrett”

1999

Førde og Søgn Kunstnarsenter, Norway, “Familie-Portrett,” traveling exhibit

AWARDS, HONORS & RESIDENCIES

2012

Artist in Residence, Playa, Summerlake, OR

2008

4Culture, Individual Projects Award

2007

Artist in Residence, Espy Foundation, Oysterville, WA
Sabbatical Leave, “New Encaustic Work”

2006

Artist in Residence, Espy Foundation, Oysterville, WA

2005

Fulbright-Hays Group Study Grant, Vietnam
PDAP Grant, Washington State Arts Commission

2004, 2003

North Seattle Community College Foundation Grant

2001

Artist in Residence, Cooperhuset, Balestrand, Norway
Sabbatical Leave, The Louvre, Paris, France

1999

International Residencies for Artists, Inc. Travel Grant, New York, New York
International Faculty Development & Ford Foundation Travel Grant, Norway

1998

Crown Point Press, Faculty Development Grant

1995

Kathe Kollwitz Award, Seattle Women’s Caucus for Art

1994

King County Regional Justice Center, Design Team Commission, Jury Assembly Rms.

1993

Humanities Award for Art, Crosscurrents
Rome Fellowship, Northwest Institute for Architecture & Urban Studies in Italy

1992

Artist in Residence, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

1987

Visiting Artist, Artists Unlimited, Seattle, WA

1986

Artist in Residence, Pilchuck School, Stanwood, WA; also Centrum, Port Townsend, WA

1981

Betty Bowen Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum

1980

“New Proposals,” King County Arts Commission; also 1977

1979-81

Artist in the City, Seattle Arts Commission

1978

Artist in Residence, Voss Folkehøgskule, Voss, Norway

1977, 1979

Master Workshops: Jack Tworkov; Nathan Oliveira, Centrum Foundation

1976

Visual Arts Event, NEA & Seattle Arts Commission, Bumbershoot Arts Festival

1969-81

Artist in Residence, Seattle Pacific University

1968

Artist in Residence, Jane Burr Fund, Woodstock, New York

SELECTED TEACHING

North Seattle Community College, Tenured Faculty, Fine Arts Department

Others: University of WA, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Art Museum, Edmonds Community College, Green River Community College, Pratt Fine Arts, Sev Shoon Art Center, Painting, Printmaking, and Monotype Workshops at many Colleges & Universities in the U. S., Norway & France, Private Monotype & Encaustic classes & workshops

SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

2008

"Extending the Boundaries of Print," Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

2004

“Embedded: A Decade of Encaustic Painting,” Pratt Fine Arts

2001

“Recent Sabbatical in Paris & Norway," North Seattle Community College

“Medium Crossings,” Southern Graphics Council, Univ. of TX, Austin, Presenter

1999

“Travel as Muse,” WA Humanities Association

1995

“Thirty Years of Art-Making,” Pratt Fine Arts

1994

“Sense of Direction,” NW Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, SAM

1993

“My Art and Seattle’s Public Art,” Førde Kunstnarsenter, Førde, Norway

“Recent Work,” Palazzo Pio, Rome

“The Evolution of Color and Imagery in My Paintings and Prints,” SAM

1990

Lectures and Workshops: Skagit Valley College, Universities of ID & WA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009

ARTWORKS Magazine, "The Color of Joan Stuart Ross," Keira Scholten

2008

Relocations: Selected Art Essays and Interviews, Matthew Kangas, Midmarch Arts Press, NY, NY

2005-1998

Crosscurrents, WA Technical & Community College Humanities Association, Cover, 1998

2002

SCC-TV, “Artists Express: Joan Stuart Ross: Persevering Heart,” Film-TV Interview

1998

Introduction to Philosophy, M. Bratman, Oxford University Press, Cover, “Three Masks I”

1997

Contemporary Printmaking in the Northwest, Lois Allen, Craftsman House, G. & B. Arts Int’l, Sydney, Australia

1995

“The Raven Chronicles,” three paintings

1993

Modernism and Beyond: Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest, ed. Laura Brunsman & Ruth Askey, Midmarch Arts Press

1992

Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA, Poster, “Carnival IV”

1990

Northwest Originals: Washington Women & Their Art, Matrimedia, Portland, OR

Skagit Valley College, Poster, “Undersea”

1984

Allied Arts, Seattle, WA, Poster, “Breathe Through”

1983

50 Northwest Artists, Bruce Guenther, Chronicle Books

1982

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B. C., Monograph

1981

Seattle Art Museum, “New Ideas IV,” Poster, “Silver Fox Series IV”

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Seattle Art Museum

National Museum of Women in the Arts

University of Washington, Suzzallo Library

King County Regional Justice Center

Bellingham Technical College

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Iowa, Iowa City

Pierce County District Court, Tacoma, WA

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA

Junior League of Seattle

Seattle City Light

Oregon State Printing Plant, Salem

State of Washington

Portland State Office Building, Portland, OR

Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, WA

Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

Represented by:

ryan james fine arts
Kirkland, WA
www.ryanjamesfinearts.com

Riversea Gallery
Astoria, OR
riverseagallery.com

Patricia Cameron Gallery
Seattle, WA
www.patriciacamerongallery.com

SAM Gallery
Seattle, WA
www.seattleartmuseum.org

Print Arts Northwest Gallery
Portland, OR
www.printartsnw.org

Waterworks Gallery
Friday Harbor, WA
www.waterworksgallery.com