Joan Winter was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. She studied art and architecture at Texas Tech University and then worked within architecture for 10 years, most notably working for the architectural firm coordinating on the Kimbell Art Museum where she met the architect Lou Kahn. His philosophy of elevating form beyond its materiality has had a lasting influence on her work. Winter completed her MFA at SMU Meadows School of the Arts in 1993, focusing in sculpture and printmaking.
She began exhibiting in the mid 1990’s and has recently shown her work in Kyoto, Japan and Arequipa, Peru as well as solo shows within the past three years in New York, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. In conjunction with an international conference in Japan, she spent time in 2011 studying contemporary Japanese architecture, a continuing inspiration for her work.
Winter works in a number of different ways with shifts between sculpture and printmaking that occur gradually, one medium informing and overlapping the other. 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 use of materials includes light natural wood, translucent cast resin and handmade paper. The play between concerns of light within three-dimensional forms in space and light as a “giver of presence” is in constant consideration between her sculpture and works on paper. Her work reveals forms of physical lightness and ethereal presence.
Winter won first place in the juried exhibition Print TX, 2013 at the Museum of Printing History in Houston. Her prints have been selected for juried exhibitions by curators from the Museum of Modern Art in NY, Whitney Museum of American Art, Berkley Art Museum, CA, and High Museum, GA. Her work is in major museums, public and private collections both nationally and internationally. Most recently, three of her prints were included in the Houston Museum of Fine Art permanent collection.
MFA, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
Meadows Distinguished Visiting Professor: Sculptor, Mel Kendrick, (Hunter College, NY)
BA, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Architectural Space Planning and Design, Architecture firms, TX, LA
Conduit Gallery, “Journey”, Dallas, TX
Wade Wilson Art / Santa Fe, “Variations: Structure and Surface: Joan Winter” Santa Fe, NM
J. Cacciola Gallery, “Invisible Light,” New York, NY
Flatbed Press Gallery, “The Lightness of Being,” Austin, TX
Wade Wilson Art, “Joan Winter: Decade of Prints,” Houston, TX
Conduit Gallery, “Unfolding Light”, Dallas, TX
Wade Wilson Art, Joan Winter /Sculpture, Houston, Texas
Dubhe Carreño, “Silent Light“, Chicago, IL
Deloney-Newkirk, “Light/Shadow…and the spaces in-between”, Santa Fe, NM
Holly Johnson Gallery, “Counterpoint”, Dallas, Texas (with catalogue and essay by Jim Edwards)
Flatbed Press Gallery, Joan Winter - Four-Year Print Survey, Austin, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, “Fragile Connections”, Dallas, Texas
Hwy 90 Gallery, Recent Prints, Marfa, Texas
Forum Gallery at Brookhaven College, “Between the Idea and Reality”, Dallas, Texas (with essay by David Newman)
Robot Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, “Space/Time”, San Antonio, Texas
416 West Gallery, Solo Exhibition, “Silence and Light”, Denison, Texas
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Texas Arthouse, “pure”, Johnson City, Texas
Holly Johnson Gallery, Forest Floor Prints, Dallas, Texas
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, “Hot Off The Press – Recent work from Flatbed Press” Curated by Sara Beth Wilson, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Beaumont, Texas
Print Austin, Link + Pin Gallery, Austin, Texas
Print Matters, Houston, TX, “Impressions 2015”, Houston Community College Texas Abstract Exhibition, Selected Texas artists included in Texas Abstract book publication, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX
The Museum of Printmaking History, Houston, TX, “PrintTX 2013”, Juror: Peter Briggs, First place award for print “Ambiflux”
Wade Wilson Art/Houston, “Impressions: Print Group Exhibition”, Houston, TX
J. Cacciola Gallery, “Accumulations”, Curated by Anna Harrah, New York, NY
Flatbed Press Gallery, “Recent Print Survey”, Austin, TX
Wade Wilson Art / Santa Fe, Recent Work, Santa Fe, New Mexico Joan Winter
J. Cacciola Gallery, “Light Cubed”, New York, NY
Kyoto Kaikan Conference Center, “Mokuhanga Connexions”, Kyoto, Japan
Center for Contemporary Printmaking, “Printed by Master Printers”, Norwalk, CT, Organized by Flatbed Press
Texas Christian University, “Art in the Metroplex”, Fort Worth, Juror:Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Museum of Texas Tech University, “Check Up”, Lubbock, TX
Austin Museum of Art, “Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press and Collection Selections: Flatbed Press,” Austin, TX
University of North Texas Gallery, “Collections, Collaborations and Cultures,” Curated by Tracee Robertson, Denton, TX
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Works on Paper, curated by Gus Kopriva & Jim Edwards, Arequipa, Peru
Wade Wilson Art “Beneath the SEEN”, works on paper, Houston, Texas
Wade Wilson Art, “Blurring Lines”, Houston Texas
Peel Gallery in association with Wade Wilson Art, “New Work: Sculpture and Prints”, Houston, Texas
UTSA Gallery, “Transparent/Translucent”, University of Texas at San Antonio, curated by Wade Wilson (Wade Wilson Art, Houston, Texas)
CADD: ART LAB, “Architectonic”, Dallas, Texas
Aqua Art Miami, represented by Manneken Press, Art Basel Miami, Florida
Texas Tech University Gallery, Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Lubbock, Texas
Deloney Newkirk Galleries, “Pulp Friction” Contemporary Works on Paper from Flatbed Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico
24th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Juror: Dr. Peter Selz (Author and Founder of the Berkeley Art Museum)
CADD: Art Fair 2007, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
LBI Foundation: National Juried Competition, 2007 Works of Art on Paper, Loveladies, NJ, Juror: Starr Figura (Asst. Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, MOMA, NY)
Houston Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas, Juror: Carter Foster (Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York)
Houston Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, Texas, Juror: Jeffery Grove (Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta)
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
International Print Center New York, Juried Exhibition, “New Prints: Etchings”, New York
McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California
Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
Meadows Museum, Invitational, “Depart Return,” Dallas, Texas
500X Gallery, Six Person Show, “Six Degrees of Separation,” Dallas, Texas
The Assemblage, Juried Exhibition, Dallas, Texas
Texas Visual Arts Association, Juried Exhibition, Sculpture Award, Dallas, Texas
500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Dutch Phillips & Co. Gallery, Four-Person Exhibition, Dallas, Texas
Jansen Perez Gallery, Two-Person Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
Eighth Annual Mini Print International, Juried Exhibition
Binghamton, New York (traveled internationally through December 1995) Joan Winter
First Place Award, Print TX, Houston, TX, Juror Peter Briggs, The Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art, Museum of Texas Tech University
Second Place Winner, Houston Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art, Houston, TX, Juror: Jeffery Grove
Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Flatbed Press at 25, Mark L. Smith and Katherine Brimberry with forward by Susan Tallman, publication featuring the work of selected artists who have printed at Flatbed Press over decades.
Published by University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas.
Texas Abstract, Modern / Contemporary, Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards, publication featuring the work of 33 contemporary Texas Artists,
Published by Fresco Books / SF Design, IIC. 2014
Glentzer, Molly, “Print Houston Pushes Boundaries,” Houston Chronicle, ZEST, 9 June 2013.
Mattice, Dana, “A Plethora of Prints,” Arts + Culture Magazine Houston, June 2013.
Dluzen, Robin, Review: “Silent Light”: Joan Winter at Dubhe Carreño, Chicago Art Magazine, 25 March, 2010.
Terranova, Charissa. Review: Joan Winter, Holly Johnson Gallery, Sculpture Magazine, (International Sculpture Center), April 2009, Vol. 28 No. 3
Carter, Steve. Joan Winter / Profile, Dallas Modern Luxury, Fall 2008.
Edwards, Jim, Essay: “Joan Winter - Counterpoint”, Holly Johnson Gallery, 14 May, Dallas, Texas, 2008
Newman, David. Essay: “Joan Winter, Sculpture and Prints,” Brookhaven College School of the Arts, Forum Gallery, 9 September, 2006.
Hughes, Martha. “Hwy 90 Gallery to show prints inspired by Marfa,” Big Bend Sentinel, 8 June, 2006, Arts Section.
Kutner, Janet. “Over the top with Janet Kutner,” Dallas Morning News, 24 January, 2006, Guide Section.
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra. “A Twenty-first Century Etching Revival” International Print Center New York, Summer 2005, New Prints Program.
Goddard, Dan. “Art Walk Offers Art In Depth” San Antonio Express, News, 8 July 2005, Weekend Art Section.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Deedie & Rusty Rose Collection, bequeathed to the Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston,TX
Southern Methodist University – Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
Kingdon Capital Management, New York, NY
Middleburg, Riddle, and Gianna Legal Firm, Baton Rouge, LA and Dallas, TX
The Capital Group Co., Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Property Group – Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA
Architectural Lighting, Inc., Dallas, TX
W Hotel, Residential Tower – Public Areas, Dallas, TX
Mansion Hotel, Rosewood Properties – Public Areas, Dallas, TX
Plains Capital Bank Headquarters, Dallas, TX
Suntex Capital Investments, Dallas, TX
Citation Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, TX
Baker & McKenzie LLP, Houston, TX
Four Seasons – Residential Public Areas, Austin, TX
Polsinelli – International Legal Firm, Dallas, TX
Egon Zehnder International - Executive Advisory Services, Dallas, TX
RSF Partners – Investments, Dallas, TX
Denham Capital Mgt. – Energy Equity, Houston, T