Joyce Raimondo

Bio/Statement


ABOUT JOYCE RAIMONDO

 

Joyce Raimondo’s diverse creativity includes painting, sculpture, mixed media, illustration, and the creation of award-winning art books. Born in Manhattan in 1961, she was raised on Long Island where she received early training in the arts. In 1979, she was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship from School of Visual Arts in New York where she graduated with a B.F.A. with Honors and received the Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1983. She holds an M.F.A. in painting from Queens College City University of New York -- 1991.

 

As a young adult, Joyce Raimondo experienced several catastrophic losses including the death of her brother. These traumatic experiences fueled two life-long trajectories in her creative drive.  Referencing her autobiography, her mixed media works express personal psychological issues that invite emotional intimacy and vulnerability.   Her vibrant paintings, illustrations, and art books, turn outward -- celebrating her playful creativity and affirming joy.

 

Ms. Raimondo has exhibited in New York City and East Hampton where she currently resides. Her solo exhibitions include A.I.R Gallery in Manhattan  – the noted feminist art gallery, Queens College, and numerous group shows including Soho 20, Guild Hall of East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall, and others. Among her honors, she was selected from twenty years of alumni for inclusion in School of Visual Arts’ Best of the Best exhibition in 2000. In 1994, curator Bill Bace selected her sculpture from 1,200 entries as best in show in Art Initiatives Gallery in Manhattan. Exploring issues of feminine identity in her work, she received the Barbara Deming Memorial Feminist Grant award in 1997. She has been published in The Museum of Modern Art’s Education Newsletter, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Times Herald, and numerous publications.

 

Joyce Raimondo is also author of seven art books including The Museum of Modern Art’s Art Safari and the Art Explorer series published by Random House. Former faculty member of School of Visual Arts and education coordinator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, she is an expert in visual literacy and art education. She is Founding Director of Imagine That! Art Education and has lectured  for the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, The Museum of Modern Art, American Association of Museums, Children’s Television Workshop, Lincoln Center Institute, and many museums and schools throughout the U.S.   To learn more about her art books, visit www.imaginearted.com.


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