joanne amantea

 Biography
Noted for her mixed media paintings and feature muted palettes, at first glance Joanne's predominantly uncomplicated collages evoke a sense of obscurity and often draws upon her memories of working in the financial world during the technology boom and the bear market in real estate.
 
Using historical imagery combined with layered abstract forms and gestural brushstrokes Joanne’s design experience lends to each painting a balance between control and spontaneity resulting in a bold interplay of color and composition.
 
A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and Rutgers University, Joanne is a signature member of the Garden State Watercolor Society who has painted since she was a child. And, though she worked for many years in home furnishing and textile design and as a financial advisor, painting has always been an integral part of her life.
 
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
Solo Exhibitions
2015 - A one person show at the Bank of Princeton, Lambertville, NJ
2012 - A one person show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft NJ after being selected in the highly competitive New Jersey Emerging Artist program.
 
Regional Juried and Invitational Group Exhibitions
2018 - Phillip Mill 89th Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2017 - Garden State Watercolor Society 48th Annual Juried Exhibition
2016 - Ellarslie Open XXXIII, City of Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ
2015 - Monmouth Museum Annual Juried Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ
2014 - Trenton Makes II – Prince Street Gallery NY, NY
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 -  New Shoots Roots Artist Collective, Touchstone Art Gallery, Yardley, PA
2018 - Phillips Mill 89th Annual Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2017 - Garden State Watercolor Society 48th Annual Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
2016 - Ellarslie Open XXXIII, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
            Garden State Watercolor Society 47th Annual Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
            Phillips Mill 87th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2015 - Garden State Watercolor Society 46th Annual Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
2014 - Phillips Mill 85th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
            Mercer County Artists Annual Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ
            Seasonal Splendor Exhibition, D&R Greenway Land Trust, Princeton, NJ
            Three Artists Monmouth Museum and Colonial American Bank, Shrewsberry, NJ
2013 - Trenton Makes II, Prince Street Gallery, NY /The City Museum of Trenton, NJ
            Phillips Mill 84th Annual Fall Exhibition, New Hope, PA
            Artists of Yardley Annual Exhibition, Yardley, PA
            Monmouth Museum 34th Annual Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ
            Mercer County Artists Annual Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ
2012 - Garden State Watercolor Society 43rd Annual Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
            Monmouth Museum 33rd Annual Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ