Born in Queens, NYC, Joanne Ross’s practice explores questions of memory, history, culture, and place. Joanne uses the camera intuitively as a natural extension of her drawing hand. Projects juxtapose multi-sized photographs into micro-narrative wall installations that juxtapose images to re-contextualize meaning.
Joanne holds an MFA in Photography from the SUNY Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop, an MS Art Education from Syracuse University, and a BA Art Education from Buffalo State College. She has taught photography at the School of Visual Arts, Rockland Community College, Ramapo College, and the New Jersey Secondary School System.
Awards/grants received by Joanne include the New York Foundation for the Arts Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago TICA, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Artist/Educator, PBS Art 21 Artist/Educator, Earthwatch Costa Rica Rain Forest Environmental Documentation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar Grant Landmarks of American History