Joanne Ruth Clark - Artist 

Joanne Ruth Clark is a Melbourne born artist who resides and grew up in Perth, Western Australia. Through her art practice Joanne is interested in how our environment prescribes identities to both individuals, and the collective. She experiments with concrete, resin and oil painting.

The psychological underpinnings of Joanne’s work are based upon the artist’s personal history of being half Malaysian Chinese and half Australian. Looking through the lens of her mixed cultural upbringing, Joanne examines significant moments which created a sense of the variability and confusion of her social distinctiveness. Using resin, concrete, cnc technology and oil painting, Joanne attempts to create portraits of individuals as they re-enacted the supposed choreography of self. These works suggest an unstable, monumental, body-as-architecture, under continuous construction -- or perhaps demolition.

Joanne Clark has a background in architecture and her work address’s identity between cultures.

She earned a BA in Environmental Design at UWA, a Masters Degree in Architecture from UWA, and completed a year of intensive study at the Florence Classical Art Academy in Italy. She has also studied on exchange programs at the Politechnico di Milano in Italy, UNSW in Sydney and the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Joanne has worked as an artist and exhibited her artwork in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Port Hedland, and Perth.

Joanne Clark's work investigates the complexity, and the poetics, of capturing the female-identity in a culturally complex age.

Education 

2018-2019

Florence Classical Art Academy, Florence, IT

2012

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, MArch, Masters 

2010 - 2012

University of Western Australia, Perth, AU, MArch, Masters of Architecture

2010

University of New South Wales  (UNSW), Sydney, AU, BArch, Exchange Semester

2010

2007-2009

 Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT, BArch, Design Studio
 

University of Western Australia, Perth, AU, B Arch, Bachelor of Environmental Design.

Awards 

2017

Best 100 of Good Design Award, Japan

2012

Thesis Dissertation, University of Waterloo (High Dist), Canada

2012

Masters of Architecture, University of Western Australia (Dist), Australia

Exhibitions 

2021

Society for the Promotion of Classical Art Inaugural exhibition, Group Exhibition, October, Perth, Australia

2019

The Florence Art Academy Gallery, Group Exhibition,

December, Florence, Italy

2018

Locus, Group Exhibition, 38 Art Terrace,

October, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2016

Form Art Gallery presents The Courthouse Gallery, Group Exhibition, A Dot on the Run

January, Port Hedland, Australia

2015

Blank Canvas Exhibition, Group Exhibition, Ellington

July, Perth, Australia

2015

The Courthouse Gallery, Group Exhibition, A Dot on the Run

March, Port Hedland, Australia

2014

Stairwell Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Ipseity

January, Perth, Australia

2014

Windows of the city, Collective Exhibition, City of Perth 

September, Perth, Australia

2013

Bund 22, Architecture collective exhibition,

October, Shanghai, China

2013

D and S Gallery, Group Exhibition,

May, Shanghai, China

2012

The Bird, Youthless Exhibition, Group exhibition, 

March, Perth, Australia

2011

UWA, Group exhibition, 

September, Perth, Australia

2010

Architecture and Fine Arts Gallery, Group exhibition, 

October, Perth, Australia

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