NEW YORK, NY.- Accola Griefen Fine Art
announced the representation of artist, poet and curator, JoAnne McFarland. Her work is included in Accola Griefen's upcoming presentation at the Art on Paper fair in New York City from September 8 through 11, 2022.
My artworks are emblems of my commitment to engage the breadth of my own and others humanity. The heart of my practice is working beyond fear; more specifically, living outside the fearstate that is the centrifugal force of much of American culture. My mission as an artist is to tell the sometimes brutal truth about what I see around me, and to honor and celebrate my own and others ability to thrive, sometimes in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. - Joanne McFarland
JoAnne McFarland (b. 1955) is New York-based artist, poet, and curator. She has had solo exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, June Kelly Gallery and The Painting Center, among other venues. McFarland's work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, The Columbus Museum of Art, The US Department of State, General Electric, Ikon Corporation, and AT&T Corporation among others. She is also included in Leslie King-Hammond and bell hooks's Gumbo Ya Ya: An Anthology of Contemporary African American Women Artists published by Midmarch Arts Press. A graduate of Princeton University, McFarland's poetry collections include: Acid Rain, 13 Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, and Identifying the Body. Her latest multimedia collection which includes visual offerings, Pullman, will be published by Grid Books in 2023. McFarland has had fellowships at The BARD Graduate Center Library, KALA Art Institute and The National Arts Club. McFarland's traveling project SALLY, a collaboration with artist Sasha Chavchavadze, explores the histories of women whose lives have been marginalized or forgotten. SALLY will be at The Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, MA in September 2022. McFarland is also the Artistic Director of Artpoetica Project Space in Brooklyn which exhibits works that focus on the intersection of language and visual representation.