Bio

Andrea Joki is a painter whose kinetic language embraces gesture and geometry in distilling ideas of perception and sensory experience of place.  Her work is informed through the dislocations of travel, contemplations of the natural world and our place in it.  She currently lives and works in Cleveland and Los Angeles and is the community artist in residence at LA's Eastside International Art Space. 

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Master of Fine Arts, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2017 echo in the half-light, solo, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
  • 2016  Flickering Sky, solo,  2731 Prospect Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Touch: Between Image and Surface, University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • 2015 Paintings, solo, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Works on Paper, 2731 Prospect Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014 Flexible Domains (with Matthew Kolodjiez), Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, OH
  • The New Now, Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
  • Zig Zag Wanderers (with Tessie Whitmore), East Side International Art Space, Los Angeles, CA 
  • Without Boundary, curated by Christine Pfister, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
  • William Busta Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013 Gebert Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Moving Pictures, solo, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012 Time and Place, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH
  • 2011 Crossing, solo, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH 
  • 2010 Field Work, solo, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • Collections as Evidence of Now, curated by Shelly DiCello, Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH
  • 2009 Reservoir, solo, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • Cracking the Combinations, turn-berlin Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 Papersound (with Chris Auerbach Brown), SPACES, Cleveland, OH
  • Connections II: Ohio Artists Abroad, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • 2006 Voyage of Discovery-Entdeckte und Entdecker (with Udo Haufe), Kulturrathaus, Dresden, Germany
  • Sound Sites, solo, Frohring Art Center, Hiram College, Hiram, OH
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • 2005 The NEO Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Recent Works (with Lorri Ott), Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
  • 2004 Foreign Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
  • 2002 Seeing Things, solo, Altefeuerwache Loschwitz, Dresden, Germany
  • push-Pull (with Kelly Novak), Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2017 Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Residency
  • 2015 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
  • 2011 Nesnadny and Schwartz Visiting Curator Selection (studio visit with Anne Ellegood), MOCA Cleveland, OH
  • 2009 Creative Workforce Fellowship, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cleveland, OH
  • 2006 Nesnadny and Schwartz Visiting Curator Selection (studio visit with Eleanor Heartney), MOCA Cleveland, OH
  • International Travel Grant, Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • 2003-06 Graduate Appointment, Full scholarship, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Artist Residencies

  • 2017 Eastside International Art Space, Los Angeles
  • 2014 Eastside International Art Space, Los Angeles
  • 2013 Santa Fe Art Institute
  • 2012 Virginia Center for Creative Arts
  • 2011 Vermont Studio Center
  • 2002 Ohio Arts Council Artist Residency, Dresden, Germany

Projects

  • 2012 - S.P.Y. (twenty sites, twenty paintings, twenty years):  a twenty-year project of once-per-year performative paintings at locations across North America.
  • The Meeting Tree, Dardanelle, AK (S.P.Y. 2015)
  • Noise, Brooklyn, NY (S.P.Y. 2014)
  • Al's Balloon, Indianola, IA (S.P.Y. 2013)
  • Time Passing in the Mojave Desert, Twentynine Palms, CA (S.P.Y. 2012)
  • 2011-12 Pacific Standard Time, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  
  • Published essays on LA artists exhibiting at Cirrus Gallery in the 1970s.

Collaborations

  • 2008 Papersound (with composer Chris Auerbach Brown), SPACES, Cleveland, OH
  • An investigation of synthesthesia through drawings and electronic sound.
  • 2003-06 Voyage of Discovery - Entdeckte und Entdecker (with Udo Haufe)
  • A portfolio of relief prints and drawings created over three years, mailing the works back and forth between Cleveland and Dresden, with collaborative language inspired by perceptions of the other.

Publications

Reviews & Essays

  • Anderson Turner, Kinetic Paintings of Andrea Joki , review, Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH (June 27, 2015)
  • Douglas Max Utter, Andrea Joki:  The Unseen, exhibition essay, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH (February 2013)
  • Jenniffer Omaitz, Andrea Joki:  Dancing Paint, review, www.arthopper.org/andrea-joki-dancing-paint/, (September 28, 2012)
  • Steven Litt, William Busta presents the best Cleveland contemporary art, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH (March 25, 2011)
  • parProjects, William Busta when in Cleveland, www.theroadtorefresh.com/2011/03, Cincinnati, OH (March 2011)
  • Megan Lykins Reich, Surface Chatter, exhibition essay, Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (September 2010)
  • Dan Tranberg, Multiplicities, exhibition catalog essay, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH (February 2009)
  • Connections II, exhibition catalog, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH (January 2008)
  • Christopher A. Yates, Foreign Exchange, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH (February 3, 2008)
  • Douglas Max Utter, Revive, Free Times, Cleveland, OH (January 24, 2007)
  • Heinz Weissflog, Druck-Gemeinschaft Ueber den Grossen Teich, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, Dresden, Germany (June 13, 2006)
  • The Neo Show, exhibition catalog, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (July 2005)
  • Laine B. Nyden, Zygote Press: Year One, dialogue, Columbus, OH (March/April 1998)

Artist Talks & Presentations

  • Artist talk, University of Akron, Meyers School of Art, Akron, OH (January 2016)
  • Artist talk, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 2016)
  • Artist talk, Eastside International Art Space, Los Angeles, CA (April 2014)
  • Curator, Alternate Routes to an Outer Space, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH (March 2014)
  • Curator, Andy Curlowe and Mark Slankard, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH (March 2013)
  • Curator, Paperworks, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH (September 2012)
  • Juror, Student Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH (September 2012)
  • Panelist, Art Making in the 21st Century, moderated by Scott Olson, Kent State University, Kent, OH (January 2011)
  • Artist Talk, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (September 2010)
  • Juror, Annual Student Exhibition, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH (April 2009)
  • Artist Talk (with Chris Auerbach-Brown), SPACES, Cleveland, OH (May 2008)
  • Visiting Artist, Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH (October 2008)
  • Artist Talk, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH (October 2006)
  • Artist Talk, Frohring Art Center, Hiram College, Hiram, OH (November 2006)
  • Panelist, Residency Experiences, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH (March 2004)
  • Artist Talk, The Artist Book, Zygote Press Gallery, Cleveland, OH (February 2004)

Public Collections

  • Art NEO Museum
  • Cleveland Artists Association
  • Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP
  • The Cleveland Clinic
  • The Oatey Company
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Ritz Carlton