Joan Easton was born in Brooklyn, New York. She resides in Manhattan, and has a studio in Brooklyn. She received a Master of Studio Art from New York University. She had an internship with Robert Zakanitch and her work was selected for juried exhibitions by Donald Kuspit, Ivan Karp, Grace Glueck, Phyllis Braff, Charlotta Kotik, Jennie Lamensdorf, James Panero, Amy Smith-Stewart, Andrea Wells, Lauren Hinkson, Bill Carroll and Lilly Wei. She has exhibited at the Nassau County Museum, Islip Art Museum, Attleboro Museum, Queens Museum as well as nationally. Her work is in many private collections. In 2003 she won the 1st Place Award in Painting from a competition sponsored by the Pen and Brush Club in New York City. In 2006 she was a finalist for the Nancy Mattice Award sponsored by the Dangenart Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee.


Cyclical Production: A Studio Visit With Joan Easton
by Mira Dayal, October 16, 2015
On Verge: Alternative Art Criticism, Cue Foundation
Studio Visits: A Critical Aspect of Contemporary Art Practice
by Mira Dayal, October 16, 2015
On Verge: Alternative Art Criticism, Cue Foundation

awards & honors

2006The Nancy Mattice Award, Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN. Finalist
2003First Prize for Painting, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, NY

solo exhibitions

2006E.A. ArtSpace, New York, NY “Rhododendron Redux”
2003E.A. ArtSpace, New York, NY “Nature Nurtures”

selected group exhibitions

2017Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. "Color: Primary to Tertiary", Curated by Lilly Wei
Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. "International Small Works Show", Curated by Bill Carroll
K and P Gallery, New York, NY. "Invitational Small Works"
2016K and P Gallery, New York, NY. "Pop Up Show"
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. "Generations X: Razzle Dazzle"
2015Pleiades Gallery, NY, NY. "Small Works Show"
2014440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Juror: Bill Carroll (Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program Director)
Guild Hall Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Lauren Hinkson (Guggenheim Museum)
The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ. Juror: Stacey Smith (Zimmerli Art Museum)
Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
2013Blue Mountain Gallery, N.Y.C. Juror: Andrea Wells (Tibor de Nagy Gallery)
Bernaducci Meisel Gallery, N.Y.C. Nurtureart Juror: Amy Smith Stewart (Aldrich Museum)
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, N.Y.C.
2008Queens Museum, Queens, NY. “Spiritual Flushing.”
80 Washington Square East Gallery, N.Y.C. “Small Works Show”
2007Opalka Gallery, Albany, NY.
2006Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. “Stilled Life”
Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT. Juror: Ben Barzune (Knoedler Gallery, NY)
2005Main Street Gallery, Groton NY. “Photography ‘05” Juror: Nancy Green (Johnson Museum of Art)
2004Viridian Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Charlotta Kotik (Brooklyn Museum)
Attleboro Museum Center for the Arts, Attleboro, MA.
Flushing Town Hall Gallery, Flushing, NY.
2003Beaux Arts Gallery. Woodbury, CT.
Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC.
Pen and Brush, New York, NY.
Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg, PA.
2002Erman B. White Gallery, El Dorado, KS.
The Art of Long Island City, L.I.C., NY.
200112th Street Studios “Art Frenzy” L.I.C., NY.
1999Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Building, Jamaica, NY.
Mills Pond House, St. James, NY.
1998Vincent Louis Galleries, New York, NY.
Henry De Ford Galleries, Long Island City, NY.
Canter Space Gallery, Easton, PA.
LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY.
1997Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY. Jurors: Ivan Karp & Phyllis Braff
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
“The Altered Image”, Curator: Anne Cohen de Pietro
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Donald Kuspit
Federal Building, Jamaica, NY.
Nexus Gallery, New York, NY.
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY.
AQA Gallery, Forest Hill, NY.
1996The Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY. Juror: Grace Glueck
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY.
“Hudson Contemporary Artists”, Juror: Susan Hoeltzel
The Henry de Ford II Gallery, Long Island City, NY.


New York University, Masters of Studio Art
Empire State College, The Studio Semester Program
School of Visual Arts, Independent Studio Program
Hunter College
Brooklyn College, BA, MA