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JOANNE PASILA www.jpasila.com | old american can factory, 232 3rd street, studio a202, brooklyn, NY 11215 e: jpasila@jpasila.com | t: 718.564.9629

Statement

Over the past several years, I have been photographing interior walls of rooms and studios, enlarging or sharpening their seemingly blank expanses to reveal the layered traces of human activity: residual layers of mark-making, built up over time - traces of drawing, constellations of pinholes, and occasional scribbled text. By focusing a viewer’s attention on walls which bear not only the weight of their construction but also the record of time passing within them, I aim to render time visible, condensed onto an architectural plane. The image oscillates between being read as a solid wall or as a weightless expanse of space. If “architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space, light,”1 then photography seems an ideal medium through which to explore the space of this silence. 1 Juhani Pallasmaa, ‘The Eyes of the Skin’; Wiley Academy, 2005


Model for a photo installation, 2009 foamcore construction with digital photographs model: 8”h x 18” w x 12” d, digital photos on paper: 4”h x 5”w


Detail - Model for a photo installation, 2009 foamcore construction with digital photographs model: 8”h x 18” w x 12” d, digital photos on paper: 4”h x 5”w


Detail - Model for a photo installation, 2009 foamcore construction with digital photographs model: 8”h x 18” w x 12” d, digital photos on paper: 4”h x 5”w


Studio ii 2009 digital photograph on paper 44” x 55”


Studio iii, 2009 digital photograph on paper 44” x 55”


Studio iv, 2009 digital photograph on paper 44� x 55�


Studio vi, 2009 digital photograph on paper 44� x 55�


Studio vii, 2009 digital photograph on paper 44” x 55”


Studio viii, 2009 digital photograph on paper 44” x 55”


JOANNE PASILA www.jpasila.com | old american can factory, 232 3rd street, studio a202, brooklyn, NY 11215 e: jpasila@jpasila.com | t: 718.564.9629

Education 1991 | 94

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany; Dept. of Video / Dept. of Architecture

1990 | 91

Akademie voor Kunst en Industrie, Enschede, The Netherlands; Dept. of New Media

1986 | 90

The Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada; Interdisciplinary Studies

Select Exhibitions 2009

Artist/Curator/Artist, Chashama Windows, NYC Architectural Leaque of NY, Beaux Arts Ball/Open Studios, Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn, NY

2008

Generations VI, A.I.R Gallery, NYC Women Art NYC History, A.I.R Gallery, NYC The Last Book, a project by Luis Camnitzer, Museum of the National Library of Spain, Madrid

2007

Viewing Macdowell, Works by Recent MacDowell Colony Artists, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH Animus/Wilderness, Barbes, Brooklyn Kore Press Annual Art Auction, Tucson, AZ

2006

Blip, Flip, Quip: Four Videos, Plane Space Gallery, NYC Isolation, Barbes, Brooklyn, NY Video Cocktail, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

2005

Gowanus Artists Studio Tour, Brooklyn, NY Annual Photography Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Albany Center Galleries, NY Migration, Barbes, Brooklyn, NY Gowanus Dredgers Benefit, Brooklyn, NY Womanmade Gallery, Chicago (juried by Lynne Warren, MCA) NBCA Art for Art’s Sake Exhibition, North Adams, MA

2004

draw_drawing, London Biennial, England Snap to Grid, Los Angles Center for Digital Art, CA Closer In, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA NBCA Faculty Exhibition, North Adams, MA NBCA Art for Art’s Sake Exhibition, North Adams, MA

2003

White Columns/Momenta Benefit Exhibition, NYC Visual Aids Benefit Exhibition, NYC

2002

Chautauqua 44th National Exhibition, NY (juried by Robert Storr) Womanmade Gallery, Chicago, IL (juried by Carrie Sechrist) Postcards From the Edge, Sara Meltzer Gallery, NYC Night of 1001 Drawings, Artists Space, NYC

2001

Wallworks, Great Barrington, MA

1997

International School of Amsterdam, NL


1996

Daar Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

1994

The Waterfront Gallery, Gent, Belgium

1994

Black and White, Semeco Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1993

Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, NL

1992

Video Tower, Essen, Germany

1991

Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, NL

1990

Making Space, Atrium, Toronto, Canada

1989

Arcanum, Gallery 76, Toronto, Canada

Grants, Awards, Residencies 2009

The MacDowell Colony, Artists Residency, Peterborough, NH (upcoming) The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2007

The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

2004

The MacDowell Colony, Artists Residency, Peterborough, NH Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT

2003

Berkshire Taconic Foundation Artists Resource Trust Grant, MA

2000

NAB Editor’s Choice Award, NV

1998

Dutch Architecture Fund, Research and Development Grant (for documentary film ‘A Sense of Place’) Dutch Film Fund, Research and Development Grant (for ‘A Sense of Place’)

1990/94

Sir Edmund Walker Scholarship (post-graduate full scholarship), Toronto

1990

Graduate Medal, Toronto

1990

Toronto Star Award, Toronto

1990

Women’s Art Association Award, Toronto

Select Affiliations The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, NYC Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY (Flatfiles) The Irving Sandler Artists File, NYC The Boston Drawing Project, MA (Flatfiles)

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