Joan Barker is an artist who employs both traditional and experimental methods in her painting and photography. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant and two Center for Photography at Woodstock Fellowships.
Her work has been featured nationally in one-person shows including O K Harris in NYC and Friends of Photography in San Francisco. Internationally, Joan’s work has been included in exhibits at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Photohozos in Athens and the Internationale Fotoage Herten in Germany.
Group exhibitions include the Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, and Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
Joan’s photographs are also included in numerous collections such as at The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ, and the New York Public Library in NYC, The Dorsky Museum and The Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Joan completed her MFA at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she taught for more than 20 years. She was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching for the academic year 2013-2014.
Joan's photographs for The Fresh Air Fund frequently appear in The New York Times.