Joan Witek
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Joan Witek lives and works in New York City.

Public Collections

Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Birmingham Museum of Art
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community Colllege, Miami, FL
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
MIT-List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Segovia, Spain
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
University Art Museum, UCLA, Santa Barbara, CA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Selected Exhibitions


2013  "New Acquisitions V, Farben - Colours," Kunstmuseum

         Wilhelm-Morgner-Haus, Soest. Germany. June

2012  "New Work IV, Information," Sammlung Schroth,

         Kloster Wedinghausen, Arnsberg, Germany, June

2012  "New Acquisitions III, Light-Space," Sammlung Schroth,

         Soest, Germany. Arnesberg-Neheim. March

2012  "Works on Paper, Gallery Artists," Bartha Contemporary,

         London, Feb. 25

2012  "Zeichnungen und Drucke," Sammlung Schroth, Museum

        Wilhelm Morgner Haus, Soest, Germany,  Feb 5-April1.

2011  “New Acquisitions III, Light – Space,” Sammulung Schroth,

         Soest, Germany. March. Online Publication

2011  “Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper,” Katonah Museum of Art,  

          January 23 – April 11, 2011. Online Publication. 

2010  “Black and White,” Gallerie Weinberger, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010   Permanent Collection exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2009  "New York/New Drawings, 1946-2007," Museo de Arte Contemporaneo  

          Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain

2008   "New Acquisitions, 2006-2008," San Diego Museum of Art

2007   Permanent exhibition galleries, Metropolitan Museum, NY

2005   "Joan Witek," Bartha Contemporary, London

2005   "Black and White," Galerie von Bartha, Basel

2003   "Recent Acquisitions" Metropolitan Museum, NY

2003   "Joan Witek," Gallery Niklas von Bartha, London

2001   "Drawing Is Another Kind of Language: Recent American Drawings  

          from a New York Private Collection," Harvard University Museums,

          Kunstmuseum, Winterthur, Akademie Kunste, Vienna, Kunst-Museum,

          Ahlen, Akademie de Kunste, Berlin, Musee de Picardie, Amiens,

          Parrish Museum, East Hampton and others

2000   "Joan Witek New Paintings," Sean Scully studio, NY

2000   "Die Kunst der Linie (The Art of the Line)," Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria

2000   "Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America," Montclair Art Museum, NJ

1997   Wynn Kramarsky, New York, NY

1984   "Joan Witek, Paintings and Drawings," Museum of Art,Carnegie Institute,

          Pittsburgh, PA, John Caldwell, Curator