Joanne Greenbaum, painter from New York, born1953, combines in her painting cool systematic with expressivity and strong construction with easy but expressive power of colour. She manages to gain a new potential in painting with her large format paintings: she crosses geometric and organic forms in a complex arrangement of the space of the painting, where appeals to constructivism as well as the aesthetic of comics appear. Joanne Greenbaum’s oeuvre distinguishes from the work of other abstract artists of her generation mainly through the richness of associanation and the playful compositions, which only demonstrate its systematic in a second view. Greenbaum’s paintings totally lack the appearance of the grave astringence which otherwise often define geometric constructive works. Her dense structures full of intense colours and magnitude of forms seem to reference diagrams, draft plans or architectural figures on the one hand and on the other hand they resemble in its vital liberty children’s drawings. Thus, Greenbaum’s paintings despite basing mainly upon geometric forms reference to a certain extent the aesthetic of Pop Art. Greenbaum stretches, drags and swaps the vocabulary of forms constructed with lines, points and squares, as developed by the protagonists of concrete painting at the beginning of the 20th Century, in such a way, that she develops the impression of a bizare concreteness.



Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, BA


New Paintings and Sculptures, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Joanne Greenbaum, Greengrassi, London, UK
New Paintings and Books, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Joanne Greenbaum & Polly Apfelbaum, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Joanne Greenbaum / Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, MIchael Jon Gallery, Miami, FL
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Galerie Crone, Berlin, Germany
Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
greengrassi, London, Great Britain
Polychrome Fiction, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
Sidewalk Prison, Van Horn, Dusseldorf, Germany
Crone Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Nicolas Krupp, Basel, CH
Joanne Greenbaum, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
1612, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Dirt Bag, CCA Andratx, Majorca, Spain
Drawings, Rupert Goldsworthy, Berlin, Germany
Random Returns, Schürmann Collection Berlin-Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Hollywood Squares, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Baloise Art Forum, Basel, Switzerland
Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
greengrassi, London, UK
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich Switzerland
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Boom/Shane Campbell, Chicago, Illinois
D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY
Patrick de Brock, Knokke, Belgium
greengrassi, London, UK
Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, Ca.
Boom/Shane Campbell, Chicago, Illinois
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
K.S. Art, New York, NY
Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
greengrassi, London, UK, with Mary Heilmann
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
greengrassi, London, UK
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
Arena Gallery, New York, NY


Fort Greene, VENUS, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)
Representing Rainbows, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Going Public - The Napoleone Collection, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
ALL RIGHT, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Bravin Lee, New York, NY
Gallery Artist Group Show, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing, Kerry Schuss Gallery, New York, NY
Strange Abstraction, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings, School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
rock hound swap meet | organized by randy wray, Junior Projects, New York, NY
One Foot on the Ground, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
Z-ING, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
be abstract, L’oiseau présente, Berlin, Germany
Vessels, Blackston Gallery, New York, NY
The Painter of Modern Life, curated by Bob Nickas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Pure Paint for Now People, Shaw Gallery, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
A Drawing Show, Nicolas Krupp, Basel, Switzerland
East Side to West Side, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational, New York, NY
Snail Salon, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY
A Pinch of Saffron, a Dash of Vermouth, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Jennifer Steinkamp / Joanne Greenbaum, greengrassi, London, UK
Lines and Spaces, curated by John Yau, University of Hartford Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, CT
Solid Pull, TSA, Brooklyn, NY
Jew York, Zach Feuer/Untitled Gallery, New York, NY
WORK, organized by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
Joanne Greenbaum, Katarina Gross, Chris Martin, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
Extreme Drawing, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Human Drama, curated by Denise Kupferschmidt, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Swing State, curated by Jane Kim, New York, NY
Juwelen im Rheingold, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
SIMPATICO, Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery, Boston, MA
The Excluded Middle, curated by Jamillah James, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
UP DO, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Mythografia, Bull and Ram Gallery, New York, NY
Broken/Window/Plane, curated by John Yau, Tracey Williams, NY
Tops, President Clinton Projects, curated by Sun You, Brooklyn, NY
Special Blend, curated by Chris Martin and Tamara Gonzales, Journal Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Magic Hand!, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY; curated by Joshua Abelow
The Acquisition Selection 2011, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY; curated by Kate McNamara
New Prints 2011/Summer, International Print Center of New York, New York, NY
A Painting Show, Harris Liberman, New York, NY
Cries and Whispers, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Paul Evans
Vollendet das ewige Werk, Sammlung Rheingold at Schloss Dyck, Jüchen, Germany
Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Jewel Thief, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Emerging Images: The Creative Process in Prints, International Print Center New York, New York, NY
complete concrete, Haus Konstrukiv, Zurich, Switzerland
Lush Life - Whistle, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud and Franklin Evans
40, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Compilation, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt, Germany
Das Gespinst, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Flugversuch mit Spurenkammer, Galerie Kienzle & Gmeiner, Berlin, Germany
Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Women in Print, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY
Project For a New American Century, Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Under the Influence, Girl’s Club, Miami, FL
New York Group Show, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Gray, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Scala Paradisi, Schuermann-berlin, Berlin, Germany
Object Salon, Honey Space, New York, NY
Abstract America: New Paintings from the U.S., The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
YÄQ, /La Planta_, Guadalajara, Mexico, curated by Michel Blancsube
abstract 2.0, FILIALE, Berlin, Deutschland/Germany
The Painting Show: Slipping Abstraction, Mead Gallery, Arts Centre, Warwick, UK
Hot off the Press: Prints of 2006 from New York Printshops, The Grolier Club, New York, NY
Automatons, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Ashtray – Joanne Greenbaum, Ray Hamilton, Matthew Higgs and ashtrays, KS Art, New York, NY
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI
The Triumph of Painting, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
Painting as Fact, Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland, curated by Bob Nickas
We Are Near, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA curated by Eddie Martinez
Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing from the Wrong Side of the Brain, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York, NY
Space Between the Spokes, KS Art, New York, NY
The Painted World, PS1/MOMA, New York curated by Bob Nickas
Mud, Dinter Fine Art, New York. NY
Glimpse, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
In Deep Water, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
The Generals Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, NY
One Armed Bandit, D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY
New Prints, Winter 2004, International Print Center, New York, NY
Architecture Untethered, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, PS1/MOMA, New York curated by Bob Nickas
Abstraction with a Twist, Elga Wimmer, New York, NY
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium
Colored Pencil, K.S. Art, New York, NY
Dessins et des Autres, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Stay Positive, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
Skowhegan Faculty show, Instutute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art
Signs, Lines and Codes, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Ballpoint Inklings, K.S. Art, New York, NY
Crossings: Artists and Curatorial Practice, Artists Alliance, Inc. New York, curated by Anne Ellegood
New Prints Winter, 2003, International Print Center, New York, NY
Keine Kleingkeit (Not Really Small), Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (catalogue)
Ball Point Inklings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Points, Lines, Planes, Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
Bad Touch, Lump Gallery Projects, Raleigh, North Carolina Studio International, Paintings from the Ophiuchus Collection, The Hydra Workshop, Hydra, Greece
Warped: Painting and the Feminine, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK (catalogue)
Mapping, Territory, Connections, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Points, Lines, Planes, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France (catalogue)
Painting Function, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, curated by Saul Ostrow
Joanne Greenbaum, Charlene von Heyl, Amy Sillman, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Examining Pictures, Armand Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt
Examining Pictures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt
Nacht Bild (After Image), Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Peter Packesch
Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, curated by Francesco Bonami and Judith Nesbitt
Current Undercurrent, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
Painting Now and Forever, Part 1, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Exploiting the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Explosion in a Tool Factory, Hovel, New York, NY
Un Oeil Americain, Galerie le Carre, Lilles, France
Wacko, The Workspace Gallery, New York, NY
Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
Natural, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Jane Fine, Joanne Greenbaum, John Paul Philippe, Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pleasant Pebble, The Workspace Gallery, New York, NY
New York Abstract Painting, Salvatore Ala Gallery, New York, NY
Vibology, White Columns, curated by Bill Arning


Forrest, Nicholas, Blouin Artinfo, “Sheffield to Showcase Napoleone Collection of Female Artists,” July 8, 2016
Hedges, Frances, Harper’s Bazaar UK, “What to Book: ‘Going Public – The Napoleone Collection,” July 7, 2016
Civre, Carol, Artnet News, “Valeria Napoleone’s Women- Focused Collection on View for the First Time” July 7, 2016
Hedges, Frances, Town and Country, “What to Book: ‘Going Public – The Napoleone Collection,” July 7, 2016
Greenwich House Pottery, Ceramics Now, 2016
Yao, John, Hyperallergic, “Joanne Greenbaum’s Amazing Parties,” June 19, 2016
Bui, Phong, The Brooklyn Rail, “In Conversation: Joanne Greenbaum with Phong Bui,” June 3, 2016
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “Art in Review,” June 2, 2016, pg.
Golden, Dan, Curator, “Joanne Greenbaum,” May 17, 2016
Ollman, Leah, Los Angeles Times, “Female sculptors, full of humor and verve, prove to be way more than ‘All Right,”’ April 23, 2016
Lescaze, Zoë,, “The Painter of Modern Life,” April 8, 2015
Halle, Howard, Time Out New York, “Critics’ pick: ‘The Painter of Modern Life,”’ April 1, 2015
Sokol, Brett, Ocean Drive Magazine, “Throwing Caution,” April 1, 2015, p. 108
Indrisek, Scott, Bouin Art Info, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows in New York: Victor Moscoso, Tamar Halpern, and More,” March 13, 2015
Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, “’The Painter of Modern Life’ at Anton Kern Gallery,” March 12, 2015
alde, Gabriela, Berliner Morgenpost, “Joanne Greenbaum’s paint brushes are like a whirlwind,” January 27, 2015
Lützow, Gunnar, Contemporary Art Daily, “Joanne Greenbaum at Crone,” January 10, 2015
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “The Paintbrush in a Digital Era: ‘The Forever Now,’ a Survey of Contemporary Painting at MoMA,” December 11, 2014
Garrett, Ashley, Figure/Ground, “A Conversation with Joanne Greenbaum,” May 15, 2014
Waltemath, Joan, The Brooklyn Rail, “Hallowed Laughter in a Hall of Mirrors,” May 6, 2014
Rabarison, Karolle, The Morning News, “The Internet is So Loud,” April 21, 2014
Miller, Leigh Anne, Art in America, “Verbatim: Joanne Greenbaum,” April 14, 2014
Yau, John, Hyperallergic, “Joanne Greenbaum’s Beautiful Monsters,” April 6, 2014
Johnson, Ken and Pete Wells. The New York Times, “A Critic’s Guide to the Best of the Lower East Side,” April 3, 2014, p. C32
Schjeldahl, Peter. The New Yorker, “Goings on About Town, Joanne Greenbaum”, April 7, 2014
Sherman, Sam., “Critics’ Picks, Joanne Greenbaum at Rachel Uffner Gallery,” April 2014
Zevitas, Steven, New American Paintings Blog, “Must See Painting Shows: April,” April 2, 2014
Ceramics Art & Perception, Review by Adam Welch, No.94, 2013
Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Critics Pick, Best of 2013
Nothing Major, Interview, September 17, 2013
Contemporary Art Daily, 26 February 2013
BOMB magazine, Interview with Jeremy Sigler, Issue 124/ Summer 2013
Yau, John, Hyperallergic, July 1, 2012
Fitzgerald, Ali, Art 21 Blog, September 6, 2012
David Rhodes, Artforum Critic's Pick, 1 October 2012
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Complete Concrete, Hatje Cantz.
Yau, John, The Brooklyn Rail, “1612” November 2011
Fee, Brian, New American Paintings Blog, “Celebrating With Joanne Greenbaum,” November10
DeJong, Caleb, Thoughts That Cure Radically, October 24, 2011
1612, Catalogue with interview by curator Marshall N. Price
Greenbaum, Joanne, Random Returns (self-published)
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “Art in Review”, September 18
Carlin, T.J. Time Out New York, Studio Visit, September 9, page 46
The New Yorker, Goings on About Town, Joanne Greenbaum, 9/28/09
Nickas, Bob, Painting Abstraction, Phaidon Press, 2009
Maine, Stephen, Art in America, November
Saatchi Gallery, London, Abstract America
Strauss, Dorthea and Suzanne Titz, Joanne Greenbaum: Painting, Hatje Cantz
Meister, Helga, Kunstforum International, 7-8/08
Wernebur, Brigitte, Monopol, “Museum Previews,” No 3/08, pg. 97
Rexer, Lyle, Parkett No. 80, “Infant Paradise,” pgs. 6-14
2006, “Critics Picks, Joanne Greenbaum at Shane Campbell,Chicago,” June
The New Yorker, “Goings on About Town,” Dec. 11
Art on Paper, Exhibition Reviews, “Drawing on the Wrong Side of the Brain,” pgs. 91, 92
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, “Critics Notebook,” July 28, 2006
The New York Times, Review of Mud, Dinter Fine Art, September 23
Krupp, Nicolas, Basler Zeitung, Versch®obene Architektur, “Joanne Greenbaum,” May 21
The New York Times, “Review of One Armed Bandit,” D’Amelio Terras Gallery, January 21
Art on Paper, “New Prints Review,” November/December 2004
Grabner, Michelle, Flash Art, “Joanne Greenbaum at Boom,” July/September pgs. 116-17
Church, Amanda, Art on Paper, “Colored Pencil,” July/ August, 2004, pg. 52
Fyfe, Joe, Art on Paper, January/February 2004
Dannatt, Adrian, The Art Newspaper, No. 140 October 2003, “Critics Picks,” October 2003
Art on Paper, “Working Proof: Print Reviews,” March 2003, pg. 61
Vitamin P, Phaidon Press, Fall 2002
Utter, Douglas Max, New Art Examiner, “Review of Accumulations,” March 2002
Rexer, Lyle, Art in America, “Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras,” Jan. 2002 pgs.106-107
Zoo Magazine, Issue 10, Artists Interview, pg. 279
Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, “Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras,” April 20, 2001
New York Magazine, “Construction Sites,” April 23, 2001
Village Voice, “Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras,” April 17, 2001
The Art Newspaper, “Adrian Dannatt’s Guide to New York Contemporary Galleries,” April 2001
The New York Times, Lori Taschler, Jeanne Tremel, Angela Wyman, May 12, E36
Curiger, Bice, Fresh Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon Press
Heilmann, Mary, BOMB Magazine, “Joanne Greenbaum,” Spring 2000, pgs. 103-105
Vivre Libre ou Mourir, “Les Presses du Reel,” pgs. 124-125
Nickas, Bob, Tema Celeste, “Le Persone Fanno Quadri per Provare Che Esistono,” April pgs. 66-73
New Art Examiner, “Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras,” March pg. 58
Cotter, Holland, The New York Times, “Art in Review, Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio
Schaffner, Ingrid, Artforum, Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras, November, pgs.116-117
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Nahas, Dominique, Review, “Joanne Greenbaum at D’Amelio Terras,” Mar. 1


Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award, Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
The Norbert Prangenberg Artist in Residence, Rutgers University, NJ
Master Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts
Artist in Residence, CCA Andratx Art Center, Andratx Mallorca, Spain
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
Artist in Residence, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Artist in Residence, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, N.Y.
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant
Finalist/First Alternate, The Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute
Michael and Nina Sundell Residency for a Visual Artist, Yaddo
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Faculty/Resident Artist
Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy
Special Editions Fellow, Lower East Side Printshop, New York
Artists Residency, Yaddo
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant
New York State Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting


Tyler School of Art, Visiting Professor
University of California, Davis, Visiting Artist
Maryland Institute College of Art, Graduate School, Visiting Artist
Cooper Union, Visiting Professor
Guest Artist, N/W Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Basel, Switzerland
Rutgers, The State University, Lecturer
Virginia Commonwealth University, Visiting/Associate Professor
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Visiting Artist
American University, Washington DC, Visiting Critic
San Francisco Art Institute, Painting Intensive Faculty
Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Critic
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Artist
Rhode Island School of Design, Painting Faculty
University of Illinois at Champagne/Urbana, Visiting Critic
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Faculty and Resident Artist
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Guest Artist
Maine College of Art, Graduate Advisor
Hofstra University, Adjunct Faculty, Painting and Drawing
Art Institute of Chicago, Guest Artist
School of Visual Arts, New York, Adjunct Faculty
Maryland Institute College of Art, Graduate School, Guest Artist Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, Guest Artist


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
Haus Konstruktiv Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Brandeis Rose Art Museum
CCA Andratx, Mallorca Spain
Ross Art Collection, Michigan