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My paintings are currently featured online by Artsy and The Advocate Magazine!

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Revealing and Celebrating Otherness

The videos below are a great way to get to know me and my work, please take a few minutes to watch!

It's about the Emotion & Narrative

My work is collected across the U.S., Austria, Canada and Great Britain. I am currently represented by Catalyst Contemporary in Baltimore, Maryland and had a solo exhibition titled "Frauenhuas" from November 2019 - February 2020. My recent studio work depicts taboo intimacies between women—acknowledging and emphasizing the female gaze. My work opens up a dialogue about the increasingly open presence of lesbian couples in contemporary society and the lack of their presence in the history of Western art.    

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Inspiration

Historically, society has ignored the notion of the very existence of lesbian couples. Images of female couples in both painting and photography have been repressed, hidden, or explained only as erotic material for the male gaze. I draw on my own life with my partner of 18 years, as well as on the intimate lives of lesbian couples in my community — building visual narratives that champion these undeniably intense, complex, celebratory, and still-taboo relationships between women.

Techniques

My process usually begins by photographing a lesbian couple—often in a constructed pose that I mine from both historical paintings and photographs. I chooses works that depict traditional male/female couples and replace both figures with women, but one is often more androgynous. I blur the lines between female and male identities by making gender distinctions more ambiguous and challenging viewers’ expectations. My final works of art consist of oil paintings, watercolor monotypes, acrylic on mylar and photographs.

career highlights

Taboo: Solo Exhibit at Silber Gallery 11.2013 - 1.2014

Tomboy: Solo Exhibit at Function 11.2018 - 3.2020

Frauenhaus: Solo Exhibit at Catalyst Contemporary 11.2019 - 2.2020

My Baltimore: 10 x 10 foot circular commissioned artwork installed in ceiling  at LifebridgeHealth Sinai Hospital

View Joan Cox Complete CV

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