Joanie Gagnon San Chirico

My work focuses on environmental issues, regardless of the series or substrate. The art has a certain ambiguity to it, viewers relate to the image and may place it in their minds attached to a specific piece of information, which in reality may only exist in my imagination. I portray imagery of the planet's fragile beauty while questioning our culture, which promotes instant gratification while ignoring evolving consequences. I feel obligated to make work that addresses these issues.

I create acrylic paintings, combining media to attain intricate textures using an accumulation of thin layers of color and delicate line work created with thread. In addition to paintings on canvas, I also offer artwork on industrial textile or Eco-resin panels embedding my paintings layered with imagery of the area surrounding the installation.

I have worked with clients who have commissioned me to make artwork for libraries, corporate offices, hospital and hotel lobbies, restaurants and private residences. I also exhibit my work and have had 18 solo shows and have been part of many group shows. I’m a Signature Artist Member of the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ and represented by several galleries. Originally from Massachusetts, I now live in the Greater New York City area.

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