Joanne has shown in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces in the United States and internationally. She has received awards and recognition for her sculpture; among them a “Fellowship Award in 3-D” from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the “Salonule Mic Bucuresti Award” for mixed media from the Visual Center for the Arts in Buchurest, Romania and the “Silvermine Board of Trustees Award” from the Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, CT.
Long a fiber-based artist, Joanne mainly uses second-hand cloth, paper ephemera and used tea bags in her work. She is drawn to the process of repetitive forms and favors conceptual and minimalist work. She has stated that the most fulfilling work in her repertoire is a combination of process, object, and performance.
Born in 1958 in Providence, Rhode Island, Joanne received her AFA from the Community College of Rhode Island, her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and her MFA from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.