Joan Marie Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org (65) 81260134 96 Nanyang Crescent 02-10 Nanyang Meadows Singapore 637664 Biography Joan Kelly has been living in Singapore for over three years, teaching painting and drawing at Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media. While in the USA besides painting many mural commissions, selling and exhibiting her work, she also founded and directed an art studio for adults with disabilities. This studio is still successful today. Her introduction to Asia began in 1986 when she traveled to Indonesia carrying the pictures, letters and money from Indonesia foreign workers in New York to their families on Java. Presently, this thread has continued through her portraits of Singaporeans on the fringes of society. She has painted prostitutes, foreign workers, and maids. The paintings are pictures of real people as well as “sociological memoirs” with references to her observations and her own life infused in the story. Sexuality, sensual pleasures, miscommunication, and power struggles all come to the forefront when engaged in Joan’s work. NYC Art Critic, Barbara Grossman writes,”This series of paintings is holding up to the viewer and to the Western artist herself, the plight of most of the people in the world. The research, which entails spending time with her models in their environment and being able to communicate her interest, is unique; to be completely in the world of those who she paints, Joan pays them a fair wage. As an artist she is empathetic with a person’s decisions and fate.” Education 2003-2005 Masters of Fine Arts, Western Connecticut State University, Concentration: Painting studying with Margaret Grimes, Marjorie Portnow, Ruth Miller, James McGarrell, Suzanne Coffey, Salina Trieff, Stanley Lewis, John Moore 1993 Bachelors of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art Concentration: painting, Magna Cum Laude 1998-1988 Traditional Chinese painting with Diana Kan 1987 Studio Art School of the Aegean, on Samos, Greece Studied with Ruth Miller,Andrew Forge, and Jim Lechey 1984 Woodstock School of Art, studied with Robert Angeloch 1981-1983 National Academy of Design, New York, NY. Studied Sculpture with Jerry Luisi 1979-1986 The Art Students League of New York, studied painting, drawing and printmaking with Ted Seth Jacobs, Robert Beverly Hale, and Michael Ponce de Leon Recent Awards 2007 41K NTU Start-Up Grant, Singapore Hero’s and Idols 2005 RCC Grant under 5K Nanyang Technological University Publications Erotic Wonders: The private collection of erotic art of Naomi Wilzig, Published by Miss Naomi international, LLC Box 1421 Lutz Flordia Recent Exhibitions 2008 Nov. Solo Exhibition “Reflex” University Sains Museum Penang Malaysia 2008 Oct. International Drawing Biennial Pilsen Czech Rep. Juried Competition, 2008 Apr. Duel Exhibition “ Influx” Joan Kelly and Eileen Reynolds Post Museum, 2007 May Duel Exhibition Basheer Gallery, Singapore Joan Kelly & Phillip Baldwin 2006 Jul. Group Exhibition Burren College of Art, Ireland 2006 Group Exhibition “14 Emerging Artists” Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, NY 2005 Group Exhibition “Small Works” Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NY 2005 Group Exhibition “Tour de Clay” Invitational exhibition Maryland Institute College of Art curator: Ron Lang Conferences, Workshops Oct. 2008 Workshop: Drawing into Painting, Sains University Museum Oct. 2008 Conference: International Drawing Biennial Pilsen Czech Rep. “Survival of the Artist in Singapore Feb. 2008 Tile Workshop: Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, O Level School, Singapore Sept. 2007 Conference: Migrating University, Presentation of my research Goldsmiths, University of London UK, Cultural Studies Dept. John Hutnyk Mar. 2007 Drawing Workshop, ASTI School of Culture and Performance Bandung, Indonesia Collections Sains University Museum World Erotic Museum 1205 Washington Ave., South Beach, Florida. USA Will Barnet: Artist, New York, NY. Kidder Peabody: New York, NY. Diana Kan: Artist New York, NY. Lady Jane Ashley: New York, NY. Marla Hanson: New York, NY. Employment Assistant Professor Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media Singapore July 2005- 2005-2008 Foundation Studies Coordinator, Drawing, Writing Curriculum in coordination with Foundation Studies 2008 Exhibition Committee 2008 Liaison between The Art School and The Engineering School on new interdisciplinary Major Teaching Assistant 2003- 2005 Masters In Fine Arts Western Connecticut University USA 200 4 Teaching Assistant: lithography Prof. Rosalie Appel 200 4 Teaching Assistant: Painting I Marjorie Portnow 2 2004 Naugatuck Valley Community College: Connecticut, taught a two week intensive class Ceramics, mono printing painting and drawing 2003-2004 Art Teacher Hudson Valley Montessori School: infant-twelve year olds Studio Art Coordinator Keswick Multi Care Center Baltimore, Maryland USA 1997-2002 I created an art studio for disabled adults from the ground up. I designed the mission statement, and philosophy. I directed fund raising, hired staff, purchased equipment. The students were people off all types of severe physical disabilities. I curated exhibitions, including “Dreams” at City Hall, Baltimore Maryland. I also had an out reach program where I involved the children from the local shelter to work with the disabled adults as artist assistants. Educational Outreach Mitchell Gallery: St. John’s College Annapolis, Maryland USA 1995-1997 I designed the educational outreach tours and hands on activities for each exhibition in the Mitchell Gallery Docent Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York USA 1987-1989 Medieval Collection at the Cloisters. Audio/visual and kinesthetic learning modes-students of all ages- topic: museums’ collection and architecture. Art Commissions 2000-2001 Rose Restaurant: Maryland, USA. Architect Frank Grant, eighteen still life paintings in oil 2000 Brooklyn Park Middle School: Maryland, USA. Architectural firm: Grimm and Parker, three murals in acrylic, 48’ x 10’, 24’ x 38’, 2’ x 30’ 25K 2000 Belvedere Hotel Baltimore: Maryland, USA. Murals in twelve rosettes of 30” x 24” Theme: the nine muses of arts and sciences 10K 1999 Baltimore, Maryland USA. Gould Architect, PA: series of fire place tiles 1999 Law Office of Jeffrey Hinze: Baltimore, Maryland USA series of five murals 1998 Montebello Elementary School: Baltimore City 1% for art USA, mural in oil 5” x 25’ 20K 1997 Sons of Italy: Baltimore, USA mural in oils 6.5’ x 25’ 10K 1995 The cookie tray for Pope John Paul during his trip to Baltimore, Maryland December Research Plans/ semester break December 2008 I will be continuing my research in the brothels of Kolkata India. I have just spent 5 weeks drawing the female sex workers. Dr. Bhaskar Mukhopadyay of Goldsmiths, University of London and are now seeking funding for our work.