Joianne Bittle

joibittle@gmail.com

43-50 11th St. Studio #200D
Long Island City, NY 11101

Background

Born 1975, Indiana. Lives and works in NYC.

Education

1998 Indiana University, Bloomington. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Art History and Physical Sciences
1998-1999 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Fellowship in Printmaking, Venice, Italy
1997 Indiana University, Annual Creative Activity Award - Honors Division, Overseas Study Program Grant Recipient, Florence, Italy

Independent Science Study and Essays:

2019-present, AMNH Seminars on Science:The Ocean System, CTLE Certificate for SLS Next Generation Science Standards
Focus: Plankton and Tidal Sea Level Trends, “NYC: A City on the Rise"
2014 AMNH Seminars on Science for Educators: Geology -The Dynamic Earth, Vertebrate Origins and Paleontology: The Link between Dinosaurs and Birds and Marine Reptiles
2016-2018 State University New York Continuing Education: Geosciences - Evolution of the Earth, Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone

Professional Work Experience:

2015-present, School of Visual Arts (SVA), NYC
Part-time Faculty in Humanities and Sciences
Spring Semester Courses: Living Planet Earth, Fall Semester Courses: Vertebrate Origins: Warm-blooded & Cold-blooded, The History of Nature / The Nature of History

2001-2012 American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
Exhibition Department Artist and Restoration Assistant (2007-2012), Coordinator of Science Lectures and Membership Programs (2003-2007), Educator for Volunteers (2001-2003)

Residencies:

2016 (winter) AIRIE Residency, Everglades National Park, Florida
2016 (summer) Chance Ecologies, Residency in the Park, Queens Museum, NYC

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 The Rib, 13 Monroe Street, Proto-Gomez, MEN-LES/Chinatown, NYC
2015 To the Others, Bittle and Veszi, "Limbo of a Hundred Feet," Firework Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2014 Specimens, Wrong Gallery, Marfa, Texas
2012 On My Way Gone, Churner and Churner, NYC
2011 No Man’s Land, Churner and Churner, NYC
2010 Preserving Mass Extinction, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
2008 Relics: A Royal Family, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
2007 A Royal Family, Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, NYC
2006 Bioluminescence, Bittle and Ritchie, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut

Group Exhibitions:

2020 "State of Nature,” Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
"Time Capsule," Art By Translation and Lab'Bel, Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC and Beaux-Arts de Paris
2019 "May You Live in Interesting Times" Central Pavilion, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"The Autotopographers" John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
“Social Photography VI,” Carriage Trade, NYC
2018 "Martian Dreams Ensemble" Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
"The Astronomer" Command-X performance, Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC
"Rocklations" Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, New York
2017 "Jardin Infini" Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2016 "Desertic 2066," DGF, K20, Dusseldorf, Germany
2015 "Desertic 2058," DGF, "1887-2058," Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
“Chance Ecologies: Chance Proverbs in 5 Acts,” Queens Museum, NYC
"For the Birds" RadiatorArts, Long Island City, New York
“Megalodon,” Proto Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
“Entomology Observations,” Emerald Triangle Museum, Greenwood, South Carolina
“Ensign Sgr A*,” OTO Show #28, RadiatorArts, LIC, NYC
2014 “Last Picture Show,” Churner and Churner, NYC “Intro II,” Proto Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
2013 “Notched Bodies," The Arsenal, Central Park, NYC
“Restorun A Soup Opera by Jugedamos”, Performa 13, NYC
NADA: New York, Churner and Churner, NYC
“The Paradox of Value,” Sophie Scheidecker Fine Art, Paris
"Social Photography III, IV, V" Carriage Trade, NYC
2012 “Art By Telephone...Recalled,” (traveling) Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC, San Francisco, CNEAI= Paris, Angers, Montpellier, France
“So Different, So Appealing,” 50 Gramercy, Churner and Churner, NYC
“Aviation Studies,” Kathy Caraccio Printing Studio, NYC
2011 “Tableaux Parisiens,” The Do Right Hall, Marfa, Texas
“A Live Animal,” Root Division, San Francisco, California
2010 “Entomologia,” Observatory Room, Brooklyn
2009 “Before & After,” Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
“Rubber Sheets,” C.R.E.A.M Projects, Brooklyn
“Viridis II,” Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC 2008 “Bittle, Knight, Terry, Alexander”, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
2002 “Art Handlers,” Christies Auction House, NYC
“5 POINTZ,” Crane Street Studios, Long Island City, NYC
2001 “Art Frenzy,” Long Island City, NYC
1999 “Inverno,” Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
1998 BFA Thesis Show, Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Indiana
Juried Exhibition: Intaglio and Process, Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana
1997 “Architecture and the Print,” Tabor/Bruce/Puzzello & Associates, Bloomington, Indiana
Print Department Group Show, Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Indiana Creative Activities Award Exhibition, Honors Division House, Bloomington, Indiana

Selected Lectures:

2018 “The Deep Time Machine and Animal Super Senses,” SVA, NYC
2017 SUNY Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New Palz, New York
2016 "Chance Ecologies" panel discussion Queens Museum, NYC
"For the Birds," screening and talk, RadiatorArts, Long Island City, NYC
2015 “Restoring Dioramas from 1942 to the Present: Painting Systems, Concept and Function Today,” State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2013 “Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art,” The Arsenal, Central Park, NYC
2012 “Considering Visual Display and the Institution,” Parson’s New School for Design and Technology, NYC
“On My Way Gone,” artist talk, Churner and Churner, NYC
Thesis Panel, Museum Studies Graduate Review, U. of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Ideas As They Come,” guest lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
North American Mammals Restoration Project Panel Discussion, AMNH, NYC
2011 “Tracks and Travels: A Look At Noguchi’s Drawings,” The Noguchi Museum, LIC, NYC
2010 “Insects, Naturalists and World Travels,” Observatory Room, Brooklyn
2007 Sunroom Project Space Presents, artist talk, Wave Hill, Bronx, NYC
2006 “A Royal Family,” artist talk, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut

Bibliography:

2019 Sebastien Pluot in conversation with Joi Bittle, “Cosmorama,” Focus: Venice Biennale L’Art Meme 79, (September 2019) (ill.)
2019 Jose Villarreal, "10 Contemporary Artists Explore Material Aspects of Self," artdaily (April 2019)
2019 Karen Patterson, ”Art and Biography Intersect at Kohler Art Center," Shepherd Express (Aug. 2019) (ill.)
2019 Charlotte Higgins, "Climate to Fake News: Venice Biennale takes on Era's Big Challenges," The Guardian (May 2019) (ill.)
2019 Ralph Rugoff talks with Daniel Birnbaum, "Double Vision," Artforum (May 2019) (ill.)
2019 Alina Cohen, "At the Venice Biennale, Artists Create Their Own Truths in the Era of "Fake News," Artsy (May 2019) (ill.)
2019 Tobi Maier, "Martian Dreams Ensemble," Artforum (January 2019) (ill.)
2018 Anna Flora Schade, "gfzk invites you to dream trip," Leipziger Volkszeitung, (October 2018) (ill.)
2017 Gaelle Crenn, U. of Lorraine, “An intranquil garden,” The Conversation (April 2017) (ill.)
2016 Fanny Hauser, “DGF 1887-2058,” Art and Signature (January 2016) (ill.)
2014 John Daniel Garcia, “Artist Couple Knight and Bittle show Marfa their Specimens,” The Big Bend Sentinel (March 2014) (ill.)
2013 Jennifer Lantzas, “Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art,” Issues in Science and Technology, National Academy of Sciences Magazine (Fall 2013) (ill.) and Wall Street Journal (wsimag.com Sept. 2013) (ill.)
2012 Serena Qui, “Learning Natural Histories,” the WILD (September 2012) (ill.)
2012 Oscar Laluyan, “An Artistic Odyssey by Joianne Bittle,” Arte Fuse (September 2012) (ill.)
2012 Marie Lechner, “Art By Telephone...Recalled.” Liberation, (December 2012)
2011 Juliet Macey, “The Very Best of NYC Art,” GO Magazine (April 2011)
2011 Rachel Churner, “No Man’s Land,” New York Magazine (April 2011) (ill.)
2011 Megan Heuer, “Joianne Bittle: 500 Words,” artforum.com (March 2011) (ill.)
2010 Sterry Butcher, “Bittle Diorama Shows Marfa as It Was, Maybe,” The Big Bend Sentinel (December 2010) (ill.)
2010 Ann Landi, “Where The Art Happened,” ARTnews (June 2010) (ill.)
2009 Randy Kennedy, "It's Only Natural, This Thing for Books," New York Times (Sept. 2009)(ill.)

Selected Catalogues, Essays and Publications:

2018 "Wonderbook" by Jeff VanderMeer, conversation essay for "Unconventional Ways of Approaching Narrative,” (New York: Abrams Books, 2018)
2017 "User's Manual," The Rib (New York: Subject Predicate Projects, 2017)
2017 "Dioramas Contemporains," conversation essay with Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris: Palais de Tokyo, 2017)
2017 "Jardin Infini" (Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2017)
2012 "On My Way Gone" (New York: Churner and Churner, 2012)
2011 "Tableaux Parisians" (New York: Eponanonymous Press, 2011)
2011 "Field Companion for Preserving Mass Extinction" (New York: self-published, 2011)
2011 "A Live Animal" (San Francisco: Root Division, 2011)

Landscape and Diorama Projects:

2019 Cosmorama II, Venice Biennale, Central Pavilion, Italy
2018 Cosmorama I, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2017 Mangrovama, Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2016 La Monnaie, Royal Theater Opera, "Bluebeard," (production) Brussels
2016 Desertic III, K20/Kunstsammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany
2015 Desertic II, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
2014 Red and Gray Fox Dioramas, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2010 Tropique, Balenciaga Fashion House, Paris, France
2009 Chronotopes and Dioramas, DGF, Dia Art Foundation, Hispanic Society of America, NYC
2007-2012 American Museum of Natural History: Hall of North American Mammals Restoration(2011-2012), Extreme Mammals diorama painting (2010), The Evolution of the Horse diorama painting (2009), Climate Change & H20=Life: Bleached Coral Reefs, Great Lakes Marshland dioramas (2007-2008), NYC

Selected Video Projects:

2018 "The Astronomer," music and production: Command-X, Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC
2017 "Occurrence at the Crawdad Pond" with Milton's Paradise Lost ch. XI, music remix: Command-X, Fort Davis, Texas - LES/Chinatown NYC
2015 "Limbo of a Hundred Feet," music remix: Nicholas Knight and A Constructed World, Marfa, Texas, Paris, France, Brooklyn, NYC
2015 "For the Birds," Hunter's Point Park, Radiator Arts, LIC & Queens Museum, NYC
2012 “The Swamp and Snake Traveler," HD video silent loop, Churner and Churner NYC - Big Cypress Preserve, Florida