Whether creating handmade stoneware, white porcelain or Japanese raku pottery, I approach each piece as a distinct and individual character. My paintings, whether acrylic, oil, watercolor, cold wax or collage, embrace materials that advance my vision.
In 2017 I opened my Sarasota studio, returning to art after a career in New York City directing communications at NGOs, government and the United Nations promoting women's human rights and empowerment. LIBBY HAWK ART MAKER online gallery/shop , showcasing my contemporary ceramics and paintings opened March 1, 2021 timed to Women's History Month with 20% March online sales benefitting the Gulf Coast Chapter UN Women, USA.
ART and DESIGN: Recognized with 2021 Halo Arts Project Fellowship, exhibit at Art Uptown Gallery, 1367 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34238. Member, Women's Contemporary Artists (WCA), Sarasota. MFA, City University, NY. Studied, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford; Bangkok Museum, Art Students League, NYC. Teach: Suncoast Technical College, Sarasota.
This time in the real world. Joan Libby Hawk Ceramics and Jana Millstone Paintings: we expanded and scaled up the collaboration at Art Uptown, Main Street, Sarasota.
Joan Libby Hawk Ceramics and Jana Millstone Paintings -- together we created a unique collaborative exhibit that celebrates color, light and form. "We welcomed working together in a kind of jazz duet riffing off the play of light, negative space, transparent color." The installation provides a natural context that echoes how people actually live with multiple forms of art.
I've recently connected to painting, thriving in its contrast to handmade ceramics and the dialog that results. My approach in contemporary paintings, like my contemporary pottery, ranges widely, driven by inquiry and discovery. A definitive place may become an organized energy of color and brushwork and a non-existent state may be rendered with utmost clarity.
Informal spot for parking work in process, ideas and collaborations...
Breaking news for March 2021, pandemic year-two, is opening of LIBBY HAWK ART MAKER online gallery/shop showcasing my contemporary ceramic and paintings. Allows me to link Art & Advocacy, support the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women, USA and break though the social isolation imposed by Covid-19. Let me know what you think.
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