Tierney Gardarin is pleased to announce that the gallery now represents Joan Snyder. As a pioneering painter in New York City, Snyder's addition to the gallery exemplifies its art historical emphasis and enhances its program of international artists.
Joan Snyder first gained public attention in the early seventies with her gestural and elegant "stroke paintings," which used the grid to deconstruct and retell the story of abstract painting. By the late seventies, Snyder had abandoned the formality of the grid. She began more explicitly incorporating symbols and text, and the paintings took on a more complex materiality. These early works were included in the 1973 and 1981 Whitney Biennials and the 1975 Corcoran Biennial. Often referred to as an autobiographical or confessional artist, Snyder's paintings are narratives of both personal and communal experiences. Through a fiercely individual approach and persistent experimentation with technique and materials, Snyder has extended the expressive potential of abstract painting, inspiring generations of emerging artists.
Born April 16, 1940 in Highland Park, NJ, Joan Snyder received her A.B. from Douglass College in 1962 and her M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1966. Snyder has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1974, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1983, and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2007. Snyder currently lives in Brooklyn and Woodstock, NY.
In 2005, the Jewish Museum in New York City presented a 35-year survey of her work which traveled to the Danforth Museum, accompanied by a monograph, Joan Snyder, with an introduction by Norman Kleeblatt and essays by Hayden Herrera and Jenni Sorkin. In 2011, Dancing With The Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010 opened at the Zimmerli Art Museum and traveled throughout the United States, accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition catalogue. Her work is included in many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim, the High Museum of Art, and the Phillips Collection.
Snyder's work will be included in several upcoming exhibitions including Women Choose Women (Again) at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, NJ; Outside In at Life on Mars Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and Tale of Two Cities: New York and Beijing at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT.