Presentations and talks


5 x 20 x 20. A talk at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 21, 2009, moderated by Christian Rattemayer, presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.


Guest Artist “Painting Today,” a course at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, March 2008, and February 2010, organized by Magdalena Campos-Pons


Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Vermont, October 1999




2011    Works on Paper II, Danese Gallery, NY, Jan 6 – Feb 11 (group)
2010    Myths of the Near Future, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY, Summer (group)

2010    (Re)Vision, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY, Jan 2 – Feb 6 (four person)

2009    Joan Banach: Monuments of Ur, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY, May 30-July 7 (solo)

2008    Joan Banach: Citizen, Small A Projects, NYC, Nov 14 - Dec 21 (solo)

2008   Detournement of Pictures from the Past, University of California, Berkeley, December. (special project presentation)

2008   The Future as Disruption (curated by Rashida Bumbray and Matthew Lyons), The Kitchen, NYC, June 18 – Aug 1. (group)

2008    Disarmory, The Open Gallery, 201 Mulberry Street, NYC, March 28-30. (group show and installation; newspaper)

2007    Phantom, The Painters Storefront Gallery, Fleischmanns, NY, Sept 15- Oct 15. (solo)

2007    Aporia:Aporia, LACE, Los Angeles, June 13-Aug 19. (group; coloring book)

2007    Aporia/Heuristics, EFA Gallery, NYC, April 1-May 25. (group; catalogue)

2005    Modern Stories: Narrative Prints from the Rutgers Archives for Printmaking

Studios, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 17-July 31. (group; catalogue)

2003    Tot Zo Fer/Up to Now (A farewell presentation from the collection curated by Rudi Fuchs), Stedelijk Museum,

Amsterdam, May 31-Dec 31. (survey)

2002    Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, NYC, June 28-August 16. (group)

2001    Hidden Identity, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC, January 4-February 3. (group)

2000    Another Side of Modernism: The Human Figure in Painting from 1950 to the Present, (curated by Lilly Wei with John Yau, Alexi Worth and Robert Bunkin), Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, June 4, 2000-January 21. (group; catalogue)

2000   Joan Banach, Ansuya Blom, Robert Wilson (Drawings from the Collection), Kabinet Over Holland, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Sept 16-Dec 11. (three person)

2000    Private Worlds, (curated by Joan Semmel and Arnold Mesches), Art in General, NYC, May 31-July 8. (group)

1999    Works on Paper, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, Nov. (group)

1999    Recent Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Jan-April. (group)

1998    Joan Banach, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, Mass, Sept 12-Oct 10. (solo; catalogue)

1998    Figures and Fragments: Peintures, Dessins, Sculptures et Gravures, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Feb 7-March 5. (group)

1997    Focus USA (Joan Banach/Dan Asher), Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Sept 19-Nov 15. (two person, broadside)

1997    One Great Jones, NYC, June-Aug 15. (group)

1997    Joan Banach, One Great Jones, NYC, April-May. (solo)

1996    Salon des Tree, (organized by Austin Ackles and Mary Jones), Belvedere Castle, Central Park, NYC, June 12. (group)

1996   Swag and Puddle, (curated by Janice Krasnow and Mary Jones), The Work Space Gallery, NYC, March-May. (group)

1995    Small Format Abstract Paintings, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, NYC, Sept-Oct. (group; chapbook)

1993    Rowles Studio, Hudson, New York, July 14-Aug 29. (group)

1993    Works on Paper (curated by Andre Emmerich), The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass., Sept 25-Nov 5. (group; catalogue)

1984    Gimpel Weitzenhoffer Gallery, NYC, Sept. (solo)





Critical Writing and Notices


Rattemayer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection.  New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009 p. 86 (catalogue raisonne).

Ashton, Dore. “Joan Banach Through a Glass Darkly.” (catalogue essay, unpublished).

Pozzi, Lucio.  “Articulo Pozzi - New York,” Il Giornale dell Arte, Turin, September 2009 (review).

Butler, Sharon, “Joan Banach: GeoAb with a shot of vulgarity please,” Two Coats of Paint, (online review).

Micchelli, Thomas, “Joan Banach: Citizen,” Artseen, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2009, p. 48 (review).

Citizen/Picture of the Week,, weekend of November 22-23, 2008.

Rosenberg, Karen, “The Future as Disruption,” Art in Review, NY Times, Aug 1, 2008, p. E29 (review).

Amir, Yaelle, “Smoke in the Kitchen,” Art/Slant, July 15, 2008 (online review).

“The Future as Disruption,” The Imagist, July 2008, (online review).

Chamberlain, Colby, “The Future As Disruption,” Artforum Critic’s Picks, July 2008 (review).

Wagner, James, “Disarmory,” Culture Pundits, May 8, 2008 (online review).

Melius, Jeremy, “In Flagrante,” The Disarmory Newspaper, DB Foundation, NY, Vol. 1, March 28-30, 2008, p. 7 (illustrated text).

Marcus, David, “Armory Show Ripoff,” The Disarmory Newspaper, DB Foundation, NY, Vol. 1, March 28-30, 2008, p. 1.

Russell, Christopher, “Aporia: Aporia,” Artus Magazine, Los Angeles, Nov 2007, p. 16. (review)

Byrum, Greta and Daou, Annabel, “Impossibility Made Easy,” LACE, Los Angeles, July 2007. (catalogue)

Myers, Holly. “Artists are Limited Only by Imagination at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions,” Around the Galleries, LA Times, July 20, 2007. (review)

“Aanwinsten/Acquisitions 1993 – 2003,” Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, p. 146 (color illustrations no. 2 and 3), p. 383. (catalogue)

Marcus, David. “Aporia,” Artseen, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY, May 2006, p. 30. (review)

Kley, Elisabeth. “Aporia,” TimeOut, New York, issue 551, April 20-26, 2006. (review)

Byrum, Greta. “Pattern Recognition: Fragment Study,” and Byrum, Greta and Daou, Annabel, “Diagrammatic Substitution: Storyboard,” Heuristics, (NY: The Elizabeth Foundation and dB Foundation), April 2006, p. 6-9 and p. 12-13.(catalogue)

Obrist, Hans Ulrich, “An interview with Karel Appel,” Amsterdam, May 2003, p. 7.

Transcript by Nicolas Boutoux at the Karel Appel Foundation Archive, Amsterdam. In French. (unpublished).

Wei, Lilly. “The Figure: Another Side of Modernism,” Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, 2001, p. 5-8, 37 (color illustration), 158, 202. (catalogue)

Johnson, Ken. “Hidden Identity,” NY Times, January 26, 2001, p. E38. (review)

DeRevisor, featured artist for issue 5/2000, Amsterdam. Cover image in color; black and white illustrations p. 4, 35, 41, 49, 62. (Dutch literary journal)

Glueck, Grace. “Private Worlds,” NY Times, June 12, 2000. (review)

Johnson, Ken. “Another Side of Modernism,” NY Times, July 24, 2000. (review)

Lloyd, Ann Wilson. “Paintings by Joan Banach at Mario Diacono,” Art in America, Feb 1999, p. 116. (review)

Garber, Randy. “Paintings by Joan Banach at Mario Diacono,” Artsmedia Magazine, Boston, winter issue, 1998-1999, p. 22 (illustrated review)

Diacono, Mario. “Beauty and the Past,” October 1998. Translated from the Italian by Marguerite Shore, n.p. (catalogue)

Affentranger-Kirchrath, Angelika, “Dan Asher und Joan Banach at Galerie Lelong,” Artis Magazine, November 1997, p. 57. (review)

Kraft, Martin, “Barocke Visionen Joan Banach,” Tages-Anzeiger Zuritip, October 10, 1997, p. 47. (illustrated review)

Pozzi, Lucio. “Una pittura che non sara mai visibile su Internet,” Il Giornale Dell Arte, no. 153, March 1997, p. 66. (illustrated text)

Nahas, Dominique. “Joan Banach,” Review Magazine, NY , May 15, 1997, p. 5-6. (review)

Holtzman, Harry, “Tempest in a Teapot,” ca. 1976 (essay, unpublished).




Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Collezione Marimotti, Emilia, Italy

The High Museum of Art, Atlanta

David Mirvish Collection, Toronto

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


biographical notes


Born September 1948, Brooklyn, New York

Studies with Lee Bontecou, Harry Holtzman, and Sylvia Stone at Brooklyn College

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Painting, 2000

Donati Foundation Fellowship, 1984