Joanne Greenbaum was born in New York City in 1953. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College in 1975, and currently lives and works in New York City.
Greenbaum’s paintings are distinctly urban, the structure and overlay of her compositions echoing the gridded density of the city, her line quality reminiscent of graffiti. The boldness of Greenbaum’s color, coupled with the calligraphic quality of her mark, provide her abstractions with a restless energy. The process and progression of painting is paramount for her, a concern perfectly suited for work in prints.
Greenbaum has received the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2004 and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant in 2001. She is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, greengrassi in London and Nicolas Krupp in Basel.