Artist Joanne Miller Rafferty is one of America's most popular contemporary
artists. Even people who say they do not understand or like abstracts
like her works. Joanne's splashes of vibrant color and quick line
convey not just a lively style and pure technique, but her intense
joy in her art and a deep appreciation for the abstractions found
in the many faces of land, sky, and sea.
landscapes are layered in deep, rich colors with wonderful textures
of exotic hand made papers, metallics, collage and minute glass
beads. She builds from horizontal schemes and creates visual islands
engulfed in color, handmade paper and golden string. You never know
what will wash ashore.
received her art education at the Daemen College in Buffalo, New
York where she received a B.S. in Art Education. She received a
Permanent Certification in Art Education from the State University
of New York at Buffalo and has taught in Middleport and Amherst,
New York. She is a volunteer
on the executive board at the art center in her hometown.
has enjoyed a career spanning thirty years. She is listed in Who's
Who in American Art; 2000 Outstanding Artists and Designers of the
20th Century; Strathmore Who's Who; Mantle Fielding's Dictionary
of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers; and is a member of
the National Association of Women Artists.
work has been featured in numerous publications including
Interior Design Magazine, New Jersey Magazine, Designer Specific,
Art Business News, and Income Opportunities. The HBO series 'The
Sopranos' also featured Ms. Rafferty's paintings as has 'All My
Children' (ABC '98), 'Friends' (NBC '99), 'Everybody Loves Raymond'
(CBS '01) and a 'PBS Design Special' (01).
list of shows throughout the United States and awards in many juried
exhibitions has honored her many years as a professional artist. Her
original works are held in over 1,000 public and private collections.
Exhibitions & Awards
Who Happen to be Women - National Association of Women Artists,
J. Wayne Starke Galleries National Exhibition, Texas A &
M University April to June 2004
Circle of Friends-Women's Collective of 13 Artists, The Dancing
Goat, South Orange, NJ - Dec., 2003through Feb. 2004
Association of Women Artists Millennium Collection Exhibition,
Visions Exhibition, Berlex Laboratories Corporate Headquarters,
NJ 2000 and May 2001
DuPont Building, Wash., DC
and Lybrand, NY NY
Corporation, NY NY
Card International, NY NY
Motors Corporation, Detroit
Hotel, NY NY
and Johnson, Corporate Headquarters
Cross-and Blue Shield, Boston, MA
Trust, New York, NY
Lynch, NY NY