American sculptor and printmaker Joan Winter received her MFA from Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of Arts in 1993. She previously worked in the field of space planning and design for several major architectural firms in Texas and Louisiana. Winter works in Dallas, Texas and travels frequently to New Mexico where she is inspired by the quiet beauty of nature. She has shown her work in galleries and museums in Texas, New York, California, New Mexico, New Jersey, Florida and Peru.
Winter has exhibited extensively in Texas and throughout the nation -including exhibitions curated/juried by curators from MOMA, NY, International Print Center of New York, NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Berkley Art Museum, CA, High Art Museum, GA. In addition Winter was awarded Second Place at the 2006 Houston Assistance League exhibition “Celebrates Texas Art”. Her work is included in numerous public, private, and museum collections.
Recent solo exhibitions include “Silent Light” at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago IL, 2010; and “Counterpoint” at Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX, 2008. Winter has also exhibited at Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX, 2009; the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, TX; Manneken Press at Aqua Art Miami, FL, Berkley Fine Art Center; and an exhibition of works on paper curated by Gus Kopriva & Jim Edwards, at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Arequipa, Peru, 2009.
Winter’s work is influenced by contemporary Japanese architecture, especially spaces emphasizing light and transparency as primary elements. Areas of investigation include ideas of light as the inner source of form and concepts of time relative to memory, physical changes and movement in space. Her subtle reductive use of materials includes light natural woods, translucent cast resin, and handmade paper, revealing forms of physical lightness and ethereal presence.
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