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Joanne Greenbaum is an American-born artist and sculptor. She lives and works in New York and Berlin.

  • Born on: 1953
  • Birthplace: New York City, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Studied at: Bard College New York
  • Similar Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly
  • Era: contemporary art
  • Stylistic direction: abstract art, abstract expressionism

In Joanne Greenbaum's work, cool systematics with gestural expressivity and strict construction merge with a gestural expressivity and strong colors. Her artworks and editions are complex pictorial spaces resulting from an interweaving of geometric and organic forms.

Joanne Greenbaum prices

Artist: Title: Price: Type: Size Edition: Handsigned Numbered: Date:
Joanne Greenbaum Untitled blue 900 Euro Original print 18.11 x 24.01 in limited edition of 8 yes yes 07.08.2019
Joanne Greenbaum Untitled purple 900 Euro Original print 18.11 x 24.01 in limited edition of 8 yes yes 07.08.2019
Joanne Greenbaum Untitled red 900 Euro Original print 18.11 x 24.01 in limited edition of 8 yes yes 07.08.2019



Joanne Greenbaum was born in New York City in 1953. There she studied at Bard College and received her degree in 1975. Since the mid-1990s she has been exhibiting her painterly works and in 2003 she also began to realize ceramic sculptures.

In her works, the artist combines cool systematics with expressivity. With her large-format paintings, Greenbaum succeeds in gaining new potential in painting: She crosses geometric and organic forms in a complex arrangement of pictorial space, in which influence of Constructivism as well as the aesthetics of the comic world appear. Joanne Greenbaum's oeuvre differs from the works of other contemporary abstract artists, however, primarily in its richness of association and playful compositions, which usually reveal their systematic nature to the viewer only at second glance. The dense structures of different colors and a broad abundance of forms seem on the one hand to refer to diagrams, design plans or architectural figures, on the other hand they resemble spontaneous children's drawings. Thus, her artworks and editions , although based mainly on geometric shapes, in a way refer to the aesthetics of Pop Art. Greenbaum stretches and interchanges the vocabulary of forms constructed with lines, dots and squares, as developed by the protagonists of concrete painting at the beginning of the 20th century, in such a way that they develop the impression of a bizarre concreteness.

In the last twenty years Joanne Greenbaum has presented her works in numerous international exhibition venues, including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, MoMA PS1 and many others. In addition, the artist has received many awards and grants, including the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. The artist now lives and works in New York City.



  • 20.03.21 – 29.08.21 Groups and Spots – Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf.
  • 04.04.19 – 15.06.19 Pulled In Brooklyn - International Print Center New York, New York City (USA).
  • 18.10.18 – 24.11.18 New work – Texas Gallery. Houston (USA).
  • 19.05.18 – 11.08.18 Things We Said Today – Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles (USA).
  • 02.09.17 – 04.11.17 Joanne Greenbaum - Nicolas Krupp, Basel (Switzerland).
  • 18.05.17 – 29.09.17 Women Painting at MDC - Miami Dade College Museum and Galleries, Miami (USA).
  • 17.03.17 – 12.05.17 Joanne Greenbaum - Everything Is Perfect In All Ways – VAN HORN, Düsseldorf (Germany).
  • 02.06.16 – 04.09.16 Um die Ecke denken - Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (Switzerland).



  • Guggenheim Scholarship



  • Joanne Greenbaum Painting, Dorothea Strauss (Publ.), Ostfildern-Ruit 2008.