Philadelphia, PA

Joan Waltemath

corporeal musings (installation view)

Please contact the gallery for a complete updated resume.


Born 1953, Nebraska
Lives and works in New York


1993 Hunter College, CUNY, M.F.A
1976 R.I. School of Design, B.F.A
1971-3 University of Nebraska

Grants and Awards

Bemis Foundation, NE
Artists' Fellowship, Inc., NY
American Academy of Arts and Letters Fund, NY
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE
The Edward Albee Foundation, NY
Change, Inc.
Jentel Foundation, Sheridan, WY
BRA Architecture Award City of Berlin Citation for St. Canisius
The Edward Albee Foundation, NY
USIS Grant for Bruxelles Exhibition
Graf Travel Award, Hunter College, New York, NY
H.R. Eagleton Scholarship Award, Hunter College, NY
Materials Grant, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
Materials Grant, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
Materials Grant, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
Marshall Woods Lecture Fund, Brown University, Providence, RI
Special Projects Grant, RI State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI

Solo Exhibitions

Torso/Roots, Galerie von Bartha, Basel Switzerland
Infinity: Notes on the Sublime with C. Wulffen, Galerie Niklas on Bartha, London
Two & Three, Victoria Munroe Gallery, Boston, MA
White Skins, White-Out Studio, Knokke-Heist, Belgium @proximus, Bonn, Germany
The invisible web of Iktomie iyokipi, Newspace, Los Angeles, CA
Alternating Current, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
corporeal musings, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
finis vacui, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Bruxelles, Belgium
The Drawing Room, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Resolute Void, Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama
Constellation, Petra Bungert Gallery, New York, NY
Introductions, New Gallery, Houston, Texas
Zwischenzeit, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Haptic Solids, Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, NY
Cross References, Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY
Pentagon Fetishes, Suzan Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY, & No se No, New York, NY
Science is the Tree of Death, Shuttle Theatre, New York, NY
Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, NY
space window, List Gallery, Brown University, RI

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Orpheus Selection, P.S. 1, NYC
Celia Eldridge, Nicole Phungrasamee Fein, Kendra Ferguson, James Kennedy, Gloria Ortiz- Hernandez, Joan Waltemath, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
Continuum, St. Peter's College, NJ
Take off, Hebel 121, Basel Switzerland
Big, MONA, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
Gridlock, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
The Drawing Room, East Hamptom, NY, Stephen Antonakos, Jameson Ellis, Christine Hiebert, Sharon Horvath, Gloria Ortiz-Hernandez, Joan Waltemath
Paint it in Black, Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York, NY
Drawing Salon, Victoria Munroe Gallery, Boston, MA
Optical Simulations, Yellowbird Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Small Ephiphanies, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA, Galerie Niklas von Bartha, London
Small Works, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
The Incredible Lightness of Being, curated by Phong Bui, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Rhythm of Structure, Firehouse 5 Gallery, New York, NY
Resonance, The Work Space, New York, NY
Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct, Tweed Museum, U of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Thinking in Line, University Galleries, U of Florida, Gainesville, FL
In Time, Ben Janssens Oriental Art, London, UK
2 Step, CCNOA, Bruxelled, Belgium
Math Art – Art Math, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
Drawings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, Boston, MA
Fifteen years of Painting, Stark Gallery, NYC
Immanance Hunter College, CUNY, NY
Patient Process, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
W.O.P., PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Steven Vail Galleries, Des Moines, IA
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina
Deep Field Painting, Hunter College, NYC, Painting Abstraction, NY Studio School, NY
Women and Geometric Abstraction, Pratt Institute, NY
Transparent Facade, Otis College of Art and Design, Santa Monica, CA
Large-scale Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT.
Zeichnung, Galerie M. Sturm, Stuttgart, Germany
Drawing is another kind of language: Recent American Drawings from a New York Private Collection, Harvard University Art Museums, & other locations abroad
Turning the Corner: Abstraction at the End of the 20th Century, Hunter College NY, NY
Trois collections d’artistes, Musee de Beaux Arts, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Champions of Modernism, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle College, NY
Badur, Hyde, Waltemath, M. Thatcher Projects at Condeso/Lawler Gallery
Constructed in 2 and 3 Dimensions: 1921-1994, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA
Painting as Paradigm, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Arthur Sackler Gallery, Harvard U. Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Drawing Invitational, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, Andrea Rosen Gallery
Drawing, Althea Viafora Gallery
Cruciform, Stark Gallery, NY
Information, Terrain Gallery, SF, CA
Backroom Bronzes, Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, NY
Real Paint, Procter Art Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY
Art Against Aids, Barbara Braathen Gallery, NY
Micro Show, Now Gallery, NY
Verdichtung FORMT, Hafenklang, Hamburg, W.Germany, Suzan Cooper, NY
Blomster til Veija, Veija Museum, Denmark
Broadway Windows, L.M.C C.
Art of the State with Space Force Group, The Kitchen, NY
UFO Show, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
Glass and Neon, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY
Space Window, with Eve Vaterlaus, Brown University, Providence, RI


Brennan, Michael. Painters Journal,, September 27, 2000 & October 29, 1999 Downtown, no. 55, p 28, New York, NY, June 17, 1987
Drawing, The International Review of The Drawing Society, Vol.XIX, No.3, p 98,Winter- Spring 1998
Fallon, Roberta. Math Works, The A-List in the Philadelphia Weekly, November 21, 2001
Fife, Joe, review of “…this isn’t Kansas”, Art In America, March 2003
Frank, Peter. Pick of the Week, LA Weekly, Oct. 2-8, 1998 & Feb.1-7, 2002
Gaskell, Ivan. "Contemporary Art and the Department of Paintings and Sculpture," Harvard University Art Museums Review, pg. 3, Cambridge, MA, Spring 1993
Goodman, Wendy. "Space Shifters", NY Magazine, Feb. 5, 2007, pp 54-5
Handy, Ellen. Review, Arts Magazine, Vol. 66, No. 8 p 90, New York, NY April 1992
Karmel, Pepe. Art in Review, The New York Times, Vol. CXLV, No. 50, 220, p C27, October 20, 1995
Knight, Christopher. "Light and Space…," review LA Times, Sept. 16, 1999. Pp 52, 55, 56.
Levin, Kim. "Art in Brief," The Village Voice, pg. 79, New York, NY, May 10, 1994
Mahoney, Robert. Review, Arts Magazine, vol. 63, No.9, pg. 108, New York, NY, May 1989
Mahoney, Robert. "The Harmony of the Pentagon in the Paintings of Joan Waltemath," Apex, Vol.1, No.4, pp 30-33, Cologne, West Germany, 1988
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Mullarkey, Maureen. "Paint it Black", The New York Sun, pg. 16, July 21, 2005
Naves, Mario. "Currently Hanging" The New York Observer, August 1, 2005
Pfeifer, Tadeus, "Rechteckig verschüsselt, Joan Waltemath bei von Bartha" BAZ, pg. 24, Feb. 1, 2007
Raynor, Vivien. More Fuel for the Debate on Abstraction, New York Times, p 20wc, Feb. 18, 1996
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Weidel, Barbara. Letter from Berlin., April 5, 1999
Westfall, Stephen. Review, Art in America, p 108, New York, NY, July 1992
Zimmer, William. Matters of Scale…The New York Times, Sunday March 8, 1998
Zschau, Mechthild. Review of…die Lebendigen und die Toten…, on Texte und Zeichen- Das Literaturjournal, NDR Channel, Germany, June 1, 1993

Lectures and Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor Adjunct, I.S. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union, NY
Visiting Lecturer, Princeton University, NJ
Instructor, School of Art, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH, Art review panel at The National Academy of Design, Visiting Critic, The New School, NY
Visiting Artist, Bard University, NY
Visiting Artist, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Visiting Critic, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA 2003
"Slide-Slam", Art in General, New York
Presentation of recent work; Cooper Union, University of Alabama
American Abstract Artists, NY, University of Weimer, Weimer, Germany
Presentation of recent work; The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
Visiting Lecturer, I. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Visiting Critic, Final Reviews, I. Chanin School of Architecture, Cooper Union ,New York, NY
Academic Advisor, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Panelist, “The NEA Tapes/ European Influences Symposium”, The New York Kunsthalle, New York, NY
Adjunct Faculty, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Presentation of OECD projects in collaboration with Robert Mahoney, NYU, New York
“Crash Course through the History of Art”, Hoosac School, Hoosic Falls, NY
Participant in “The Image of Thinking”, Akademie der Bildenden Kunst, Nürnberg, W. Germany

Published Work

Waltemath, Joan. Appearances, No. 11, p64, Fall 1984
Waltemath, Joan. "Babel, babble…" Gugenheim public, Venice, Italy, March 2000
Waltemath, Joan "The Bourdon Gauge", exhibition catalogue, published by The Fine Arts Society, London, UK, 2006
Waltemath, Joan. "Excerpts from a letter to a Friend," Splash, LUX Section, New York, NY, Feb. 1989
Waltemath, Joan. “Excerpts from a letter to a friend, May 18,1996” in Innerscapes, an Anthology of Artists
Writing, ed. Maurizio Pellegrin, Contemporanea, Trieste 1998, pg. 309-310.
Waltemath, Joan. "Dialogue," Blast, Vol.1, No.1, New York, NY, November 1991
Waltemath, Joan. "Site Sight Surface, Sediment Resonance Desire," After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting since 1970, Vol. II, pp40-51, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Waltemath, Joan. Statement in "The Question of Gender in Art," Tema Celeste, p59, Winter 1993
Waltemath, Joan. "Ralph Humphrey’s Intentional Time," in Ralph Humphrey, exhibition catalogue, Hunter College, New York, NY 1991
Waltemath, Joan If you want to enter the world of color, then leave language at the door, exhibition catalogue, Tilman, published by CCNOA, Bruxelles

Catalogues / Books

A Decade of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums,Cambridge, MA, 2000
Art Against Aids, exhibition catalog, Amfar and Sotheby’s, New York, NY 1987
Art on Paper, exhibition catalog, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of N.C. at Greensb., 2000
Blast Art Benefit, exhibition catalog, X-Art Foundation, pg. 39, New York, NY 1991
Blomster til Veija, exhibition catalog, Veija Museum, Denmark, 1984
Champions of Modernism, exhibition catalog, pp. 17, 18, 22, Portico New York, Inc.,1996
Deep Field Painting, exhibition catalog, pp. Hunter College, CUNY, NY 1999
Die Kunst der Linie, Möglichkeiten des Graphischen, exhibition catalogue, pp. 128-9, Landesgalerie Oberösterreich am OÖ. Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria. 1999
Immanance, exhibition catalog, Hunter College, CUNY, NY 2001
Ocean Earth, 1990 bis heute, hrsg. Peter Weibel, pp. V, VIII, 14, 34, 50, 51, 58, 182,186,215, 217, 237, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, 1994
Patient Process, exhibition catalog, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College,IA, 2001
Large Scale Drawings, exhbition catalog, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 1998
Drawing is another kind of language…, exhibition catalog, pp 216-217, text by Pamela Lee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, 1997
Meller-Marcovicz, Digne, …die Lebendigen und die Toten…, pp. 358 and back cover,Ritter Kagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, 1992
Space Window, exhibition catalog, Brown Univ. & RI School of Design, Providence, RI, 1977
Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure, exhibition catalog, Andrea Rosen Gallery, NY,NY. 1990
Turning the Corner: Abstraction at the End of the Twentieth Century, exhibition catalog, pp 30-31 Hunter College of the City of NY, NY 1997

Public Collections

Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Muse de Beaux Arts, La chaux de Fonds, Switzerland
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fondation Leschot, Bern, Switzerland
Hood Museum, Dartmouth, NH
Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ
Brunswick Corporation, IL
Chase Manhattan Bank, NY
Howco Investment Corporation, NJ
Progressive Corporation, OH
Sears Merchandise Inc., IL
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, NC
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, IL
S. Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, AL

Artist Groups and Other Collaborative Work

Editor at Large, The Brooklyn Rail, archive of published articles and interviews at
Ethics Tv.
Unovis Film Group
Space Force, OECD, Ocean Earth, Inc.