JoAnne McFarland

Artist Studio—543 Union Street 2B • Brooklyn • 917/880/1886 •

Professional History
2017–present           Director of Artpoetica Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
2014–2015              Director of Exhibitions and Operations, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013–2014              Interim Executive Director, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004–2007              Executive Committee, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2003–2004              Teaching Assistant, Brooklyn New School, Brooklyn, NY

1996–1998              Private Art Instructor for grade school children


Selected One and Two Person Exhibitions

2018 Mending, 440 Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

2011 Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, A.I.R. Gallery II  Brooklyn, NY

2011 What Light Can Do,  505 Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY

2011 How to Paint a Picture,  Cave Canem Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY

2010 Acid Rain, A.I.R. Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

2009 JoAnne McFarland, Gallery West Suffolk County Community College 

         Brentwood, NY

2007 Seeing the Light, A.I.R. Gallery  NYC

2005 Paintings in Light, The Monster Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

2004 Paintings, A.I.R. Gallery  NYC

2003 GCCA Show, Greene County Council on the Arts  Catskill, NY

         Collages, Spoke the Hub: Works on the Wall  Brooklyn, NY

2001 Collages, A.I.R. Gallery II  NYC

1997 New Work, June Kelly Gallery  NYC


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Both Directions at Once, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2017 Duty–Free, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 OPEN (C)ALL: The Artist’s Studio, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

2014 If These Walls: A.I.R. Gallery at Governors Island,  Governors Island, NY

2014 Off On A Tangent,  Washington Art Association,  Washington Depot, CT    

2011 Vestige, Traces of Reality,  A.I.R. Gallery, NY and Konsthall, Sweden

2010 The Black Artist as Activist, The Corridor Gallery  Curators: Danny Simmons

         and Joi Sears  Brooklyn, NY

2009 Brooklyn, 440 Gallery  Curator: Florence Neal Brooklyn, NY

         Does Gender Matter?, The Art Institute of Boston  Boston, MA

2006 One True Thing, 2–B Gallery  Budapest, Hungary

2005 The City Seen, Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

         The Art of the Dress, Stonover Gallery  Lenox, MA

         Work on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space  Brooklyn, NY

2003 The Garment Magical, Skylight Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

2001 Offspring, BHMS Gallery  Brooklyn, NY

1999 Works on Paper, Sears/Peyton Works on Paper  NYC

1996 Bridge of Dreams, Cinque Gallery  NYC


Poetry Collections and Libretti Authored

2018 Identifying the Body   The Word Works   Washington, D.C.

2015 Loose Horse in the Valley   Red Glass Books   Brooklyn, NY

2014  MISSING, A 5 Minute Opera in 4 Movements, with composer William Murray  

2013 13 Ways of Looking at a Black Girl   Gold Leaf Books   Brooklyn, NY

2012 Acid Rain   Willow Books   Detroit, MI

2007 Fossil Fuel   Gold Leaf Books   Brooklyn, NY

2005 The Glassblower's Tale   Gold Leaf Books   Brooklyn, NY

2004 Flight Patterns   Gold Leaf Books   Brooklyn, NY

2002 Watermarks

2000 Stills   Acorn Whistle Press   Beloit, WI



Princeton University  Princeton, NJ,  BA, English

Pratt Institute  Brooklyn, NY, Graduate Studies/ Fine Arts

Andrew Reiss Art Studio  Brooklyn, NY, Private Study/ Oil Painting


Public Art Collections

Library of Congress  Washington, D.C.

General Electric  NYC

United Parcel Service  Atlanta, GA

Columbus Museum of Art  Columbus, OH

Deloitte & Touche  NYC

U.S. Dept. of State  Washington, D.C.

Ikon Corporation  NYC

Brooklyn Union Gas Co.  Brooklyn, NY

AT&T Corporation  NYC

USAA  San Antonio, TX

Albert Einstein Medical Center  Philadelphia, PA

Dynegy, Inc.  NYC

U. S. Embassy Togolese Republic  Washington, D.C.


Awards and Honors

2018 Artist Fellowship, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2017 Carnival of Connectivity, BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council) Community Grant  

2016 Loose Horse in the Valley   Semi–Finalist   The Tenth Gate Poetry Award,

         Ed. L. McGrath

2016 Identifying the Body   Semi–Finalist   The Word Works Washington Prize

2015 Identifying the Body   Finalist   The Tenth Gate Poetry Award,

         Editor: Leslie McGrath

2015 Loose Horse in the Valley   Finalist    Center For Book Arts Chapbook Award,

         Judges: Sharon Dolin and Cornelius Eady

2010 Visiting Artist, New York Studio Residency Program

2009 Acid Rain   Honorable Mention   Cave Canem Northwestern University Press

         Poetry Prize,  Judges: Reginald Gibbons, John Keene, Parneshia Jones

2006 Cave Canem Fellowship,  Greensburg, PA

2002 Watermarks   Finalist   Associated Writing Programs Award Series, 

         Judge: Cornelius Eady

2002 Brushstrokes   Second Place Honorable Mention   Finishing Line Chapbook


1998 Stills   Finalist   Brick House Books Manuscript Competition


Selected Poetry Publications: Journals

2016 AMP, Hofstra University’s Online Journal  Volume 1, Number 1  Spring

2004 Curbside Review

2003 Manzanita Quarterly  Summer

2003 Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly  Issue 79

         Goodfoot: A Poetry Magazine  Issue 4

2002 White Pelican Review Volume Three, Number Two

         Little Brown Poetry  March

2002 Cider Press Review  Volume 3

         So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art  Summer/Fall

2002 Nebo: A Literary Journal  Arkansas Tech University  Fall

2002 Red Owl Magazine  Fall

2002 Outrider Press  Summer 2002

2001 Iris: A Journal About Women University of Virginia  Number 42, Spring

2001 Ibbetson Street Press  Issue 9, April

2001 Rio: A Journal of the Arts  Issue 10

         Mobius  Fall–Winter 2001

2000 Primavera  Volume 23

         HQ Poetry Magazine: The Haiku Quarterly  Numbers 23 & 24

         African American Review  Indiana State University  Volume 34, No. 4

1999 Callaloo  The John Hopkin's University Press  Volume 22 Number 2

         Acorn Whistle  Acorn Whistle Press  Spring 1999

         Great Midwestern Quarterly  Number 6

         The Listening Eye  Kent State University  1999

1998 Oasis Quarterly  Fall

         Acorn Whistle  Acorn Whistle Press  Spring 1998

1996 African American Review Indiana State University Summer

         Obsidian II  North Carolina State University  Spring/Summer


Poetry Reviews

2008 David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, Fossil Fuel  Washington Literary Review

         August 2008

         Phil Wagner, Fossil Fuel by JoAnne McFarland  The Iconoclast  July 2008

         Brant Lyon, The Archeology of Desire: JoAnne McFarland’s Fossil Fuel  BigCityLit


         Michael Ugulini, Fossil Fuel  Curled Up With a Good Book  2008

         Heather Duerre Humann, JoAnne McFarland, Fossil Fuel  Black Warrior Review

2007 David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, The Glassblower’s Tale  The New Formalist

         Vol. V11

2006 Phil Wagner, The Glassblower’s Tale by JoAnne McFarland  The Iconoclast  April 2006

         Matt Rosenthal, The Glassblower’s Tale by JoAnne McFarland  Boston Area

         Small Press      

         David Castleman, JoAnne McFarland, Flight Patterns  The New Formalist  Vols.1V& V

2004 Phil Wagner, Flight Patterns by JoAnne McFarland  The Iconoclast  Issue 86

         Michael Ugulini, Flight Patterns  Curled Up With a Good Book  2004

         Mary Edna Salvi, Flight Patterns by JoAnne McFarland  The Circle Magazine  Fall

         Jeffrey Side, Flight Patterns: JoAnne McFarland  New Hope International Review On–line

         P.D. Duane, Flight Patterns  Bard’s Ink

         Janie Thomas, Flight Patterns  Pulsar: Ligden Poetry Society

         Doug Holder, Flight Patterns, JoAnne McFarland  Ibbetson Update  April 2004

2003 Richard Logsdon, A Kind of Transcendence: A Review of JoAnne McFarland’s

         Stills   Red Rock Review  Spring 2003

2002 Phil Wagner, Stills by JoAnne McFarland  The Iconoclast  Issue 72

2001 Sarah Tasic, Stills Breathes Life into Childhood  The Roundtable

1998 Amy Knox Brown, Acorn Whistle Literary Magazine Review  Fall 1998



2018  l'attitude  Artpoetica Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014  Staff Picks: Pumping Up the Volume at A.I.R., A.I.R. Gallery 3, Brooklyn, NY

2010  Locks in Translation, Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College  

         Brentwood, NY

2009  Locks in Translation, A.I.R. Gallery II  Brooklyn, NY



2010  Growing Roots, Katherine Leiner  Chelsea Green Publishing  White River Jct. VT

2009  Beyond the Crossroads, Eugenia Collier  Three Sistahs Press  Baltimore, MD



2012  Toni Morrison’s HOME, Prairie Schooner, Winter '12, Vol. 86 No. 4, Lincoln, NE

2009  Brant Lyon & Friends: Beauty Keeps Laying Its Sharp Knife Against Me,

         (music and spoken word CD), Logo Chrysalis Productions, Brooklyn, NY


As Panelist or Juror on Selection Committees

2016  440 Gallery, Annual Small Works Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

2015  ArtsWestchester, Basic Program Support and Project Grants, Mamaroneck, NY

Level: $5000–$40,000

2015  St. Nicks Alliance Studio Residency Awards, Brooklyn, NY  Level: studio spaces

2014  BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council) Community Arts Grants, Brooklyn, NY  

Level: $1000–$4000