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ARTIST BIO

Joanne Funkhouser (Pennsylvania, b. 1997) lives and works in Philadelphia. She currently attends the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she transferred from community college.
Joanne has been working in her studio mainly with oil paint while also experimenting with a multitude of mediums such as clay, wax, bronze, glass, charcoal, and watercolors. Her love for paintings, prints, and sculptures creates an array of exploration in her art.

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Funkhjj9726@gmail.com | | https://joannefunkhouser.com/

Education

2019 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)  Philadelphia, PABachelor’s degree in Fine Art (BFA)

2017 Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Bluebell.Associates degree in Fine Art (AFA)

Experience

2019 Navy Yard Warehouse Installation, Cocoon, Philadelphia, PA

  • Physical labor creating a sustainable installation 
  • Consistency following directions 
  • Ability to jump into an already planned/started project

2019 Stiles Hall Drexel Building,  PAFA Residents Assistant, Philadelphia, PA

  • Planning and event coordinating
  • Flexibility 

2019 High School Teaching Internship, Teachers Assistant, Al Gury

  • Assisted highschool students in life drawing classes
  • Worked with students with diverse backgrounds

2018-19 PAFA Library, Librarian, Hamilton Building 

  • Assisted patrons
  • Opened and closed Library

2018-19 Family Arts Academy, Teachers Assistant, Historic Landmark Museum

  • Ability to work with families, parents and small children

2016-19 Nanny, Lansdale PA

  • Assisted with routine schedules and after school activities
  • Art lessons once a week

2015-19 Wawa, Customer Service Associate, Hatfield PA

  • Critical/Quick thinking
  • Able to follow orders

Curations 

2019 A Good Habit Formed, Assistant Curator, Anne Bryan Gallery

  • Assisted with videography and interviews 

Exhibitions/Shows

January 2020            FMC Towers, Dance of Shapes, selected works, Philadelphia, PA

November 2019        Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Shapes, selected works,                Anne Bryan Gallery

September 2019 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Bridges, selected works,  Anne Bryan Gallery

October 2019 Oxford Arts Alliance,  National Juried Exhibition, selected works, Oxford PA

March 2019 The Plastic Club, Emerging Artists, selected works, Philadelphia

March 2019 The Headway Collective, Local Artists Show, Lansdale, PA

April 2017 Montgomery County Community College, Student Show, Blue Bell, PA

Grants/Scholarships

2019 Silvia S and Miron M Walley Memorial Scholarship

2018-19 Gray Trust Scholarships, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2018-19 W.W Smith Scholarships, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2018-19 Philadelphia Connections Scholarships, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2018-19 Dean’s Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

2018-19 President Undergrad Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2017 Juror’s choice award, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

Workshops 

2019 Understanding Power and Privilege, Philadelphia, PA

  • Discussions of social justice, inclusion, values, philosophy and history

2019            Trauma Informed Writing Workshop, Philadelphia, PA

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