Jane Deering Gallery


Joan Tanner

b. 1935 Indianapolis, Indiana; lives and works in Santa Barbara CA 

education

1957  B.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


solo exhibitions

2009  Distinguished Women Artist Award, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA

2006  On Tenderhooks, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

2001  Standing Yellow, The Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY

2000  Attending Yellow, Contemporary Arts Forum, Miramar Hotel Project, Santa Barbara, CA

1995  Close Scrutiny, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1986  California Viewpoints, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

1982  Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA


selected group exhibitions 

2009  Neighbors: 17 Santa Barbara Artists in Ventura, Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Transforming Photography, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2007  Welcome to Our Neighborhood, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Santa Monica, CA

2006  Art International Fair, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Santa Monica, CA

2004  Blur@Bekins, Santa Barbara, CA

Behind Door #9: 20 Years of Atelier Richard Tullis, UAM, Santa Barbara, CA

2003  Altering Space: Sculpture in the Public Eye, County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA

1999  The Artist Books of Turkey Press, Julie Cencebaugh Gallery, New York, NY

Outwest: So-Cal(led) Books, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

Mass TransArt: A Moveable Feast, University Art Museum, UC, Santa Barbara, CA

1995  Women Beyond Borders, traveling exhibition, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Basel, Switzerland

From Warhol to BauleUnexpected Selections from the University Art Museum Collections, University Art Museum, UC, Santa Barbara, CA

Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1994  Generation of Mentors, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Food House Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1993  Fourth Annual Newport Biennial, Southern California, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive, Drawing in Southern California: Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1992  Bold Strokes and Quiet Gestures, traveling exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1991  Santa Barbara Artists I & II, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1988  Raw Grace, Otis/Parsons Gallery, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA

The Drawing Show, Koslow Rayl Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1986  New Faces/Part 2, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984  Ceci N’est Pas le Surrealism/California, Idioms of Surrealism, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

1983  Of this Time, Of that Place, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Colombia

Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, The Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Invitational, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, NV

 

selected publications & catalogs 

2006  Linton, Meg et al., On Tenderhooks, Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA

“Joan Tanner”, Artscene Magazine, Sept. 2006.

Frank, Peter, “Joan Tanner,” L.A. Weekly, Sept. 13, 2006

ForthcomingSculpture Magazine.

1996  Duncan, Michael. “Joan Tanner at Contemporary Arts Forum,” Art in America, February 1996, p. 87

1995  Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. Close Scrutiny, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

DiMichele, David.  “Joan Tanner at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum,” ArtWeek, June 1995, p. 28.

Darling, Michael.  “Joan Tanner,” The New Art Examiner, October 1995, p. 42.

1994  Starrels, Josine, I. & Lewis, Helen, A.  Generation of Mentors, National Museum of Women in  the Arts, Washington, DC

1993  Guenther, Bruce.  Present Tense: Fourth Newport Biennial, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA

1992  Larsen, Susan.  Bold Strokes & Quiet Gestures: 20th c. Drawing & Watercolor, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Muchnic, Suzanne. “Tanner’s Biological Visions,” Los Angeles Times, August 2, Part V., p. 2.

1990  Turnings, Edition Reese/Turkey Press, Isla Vista, CA

1988  Donahue, Marlena. “Sculpture Taking its Lyrical Ease,” Los Angles Times, August 13, Part V., p. 4.

1986  Larsen, Susan, C. California Viewpoints, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.

1984  Hartman, Barbara. “Dynaton and Post-Surrealism,” and de Alcuaz, Marie. “Contemporary Idioms of Surrealism,” in Ceci N’est Pas le Surrealism: California Idioms of Surrealism, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


selected collections 

Atlantic Richfield Corporation, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA 

Brown University, John Hay Library, Special Collections, Providence, RI

California Polytechnic State University, Robert E Kennedy Library, San Luis Obispo, CA

Getty Center for the History of Art & the Humanities, Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA

Harvard University, Houghton Library, Department of Printing & Graphics, Cambridge, MA

Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

New York Public Library, Spencer Collection, New York, NY

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

The Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, KY

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

University of California, Davidson Library, Department of Special Collections, Santa Barbara, CA

University of California, Mandeville Special Collection Library, La Jolla, CA

University of Nevada-Reno, Special Collection Library, Reno, Nevada

 

 

 


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