43-50 11th St. Studio #200D
Long Island City, NY 11101
Born 1975, Indiana. Lives and works in NYC.
1998 Indiana University, Bloomington. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Art History and Physical Sciences.
1998-99 Fellowship in Printmaking Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy.
1997 Indiana University, Annual Creative Activity Award, Overseas Study Program in Florence, Italy.
Independent Science Study and Essays
2019-present AMNH Seminars on Science: The Ocean System.
2016-2018 AMNH Seminars on Science Graduate: Life Science Evolution and Geology - The Dynamic Earth.
Paleontology - The Link between Dinosaurs, Birds, Marine Reptiles.
2014 State University New York Continuing Education Cert: Geology - Evolution of the Earth. Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone.
Faculty / Work
2015-present School of Visual Arts, Humanities and Sciences Department.
2001-2012 American Museum of Natural History, Exhibition Artist, Science Program Coordinator for Members.
Solo Exhibitions / Residencies
2017 The Rib, 13 Monroe Street, Proto-Gomez, MEN-LES/Chinatown, NYC
2016 AIRIE Residency, Everglades, Florida
2016 Chance Ecologies Residency in the Park, Queens Museum, New York
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, Akus Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut
"Picturing Indiana's Biodiversity," Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
"May You Live in Interesting Times" Central Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
"The Autotopographers" John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
"Martian Dreams Ensemble" Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
"The Astronomer" Command-X music video, Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC
"Rocklations" Unison Arts Center, New Paltz, New York
"Jardin Infini" Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
"Desertic 2066," DGF, K20, Dusseldorf, Germany
"Desertic 2058," DGF, "1887-2058," Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Chance Ecologies: "Chance Proverbs in 5 Acts," "For the Birds," Queens Museum, New York
"For the Birds" RadiatorArts, Long Island City, New York
To the Others: "Limbo of a Hundred Feet" Firework Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Megalodon, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
Entomology / Observations , Emerald Triangle Museum and Arts Center, Greenwood, South Carolina
Ensign Sgr A*, OTO Show #28, RadiatorArts, LIC, New York
Last Picture Show, Churner and Churner, NYC
Proto Intro II, Proto Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
Notched Bodies: "Studies for Something Else," The Arsenal, Central Park, New York
Restorun A Soup Opera by Jugedamos (reader for Jared Longfellow), Performa 13, NYC
Nada: New York, Churner and Churner, NYC
Monkey Business: The Paradox of Value, Sophie Scheidecker Fine Art, Paris
Social Photography III, IV, V Carriage Trade, NYC
Art By Telephone…Recalled, Emily Harvey Foundation, NYC, San Francisco, CNEI, Angers, Montpellier, France
So Different, So Appealing, 50 Gramercy, NYC
Aviation Studies, K. Caraccio Printing Studio, NYC
Tableaux Parisiens, The Do Right Hall, Marfa, Texas
A Live Animal, Root Division, San Francisco, California
Entomologia, Observatory Room, Brooklyn
Before & After, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
Rubber Sheets, C.R.E.A.M Projects, Brooklyn
Viridis II, Hewitt Gallery of Art, Marymount Manhattan College, New York
Bittle, Knight, Terry, Alexander, Eugene Binder, Marfa, Texas
Art Handlers, Christies Auction House, NYC
5 POINTZ, Crane Street Studios, Long Island City, New York
Art Frenzy, Long Island City, New York
Inverno, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
BFA Thesis Show, School of Fine Arts Gallery, H.R. Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Indiana
Annual Juried Exhibition: Intaglio and Process, Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana
Architecture and the Print, Tabor/Bruce/Puzzello & Associates, Bloomington, Indiana
Printmaking Department Group Show, H.R. Hope School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, Indiana
Creative Activities Award Exhibition, Honors Division House, Bloomington, Indiana
2018 SVA History of Nature/Nature of History and The Deep Time Machine, New York
2017 SUNY Visiting Artist Lecture Series, New Palz, New York
2016 "Chance Ecologies" panel discussion Queens Museum, New York
"For the Birds," screening and talk, RadiatorArts, Long Island City, New York
2015 “Restoring Dioramas from 1942 to the Present: Painting Systems, Concepts and Functions,” State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
2013 “Artist Panel, Notched Bodies: Insects in Contemporary Art,” The Arsenal, Central Park, New York
2012 “Considering Visual Display, Fabrication and the Institution,” Parson’s New School for Design and Technology, New York
“Artist Talk, On My Way Gone,” Churner and Churner, New York
“Thesis Panel Review and Discussion,” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Ideas As They Come,” Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
“North American Mammals Restoration Project Panel Discussion,” AMNH, New York
2011 “Tracks and Travels: A Look At Noguchi’s Drawings,” The Noguchi Museum, LIC, New York
2010 “Insects, Naturalists, Dioramas, and World Travels,” Observatory Room, Brooklyn
2007 “Sunroom Project Space Presents,” Wave Hill, Bronx, New York
2006 “A Royal Family,” Akus Gallery, Willimantic, Conn.
Jose Villarreal, "10 contemporary artists explore material aspects of self," artdaily (April 2019).
"Art and Biography Intersect at Kohler Art Center," Shepherd Express (August 2019) (ill).
Charlotte Higgins, "Climate to Fake News: Venice Biennale takes on era's big challenges," The Guardian (May 2019) (ill).
Ralph Rugoff talks with Daniel Birnbaum, "Double Vision," Artforum (May) (ill).
Alina Cohen, "At the Venice Biennale, Artists Create Their Own Truths in the Era of "Fake News," Artsy (May 2019) (ill).
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.)
Oscar Laluyan, “An Artistic Odyssey by Joianne Bittle,” Arte Fuse (September 2012) (ill.)
Marie Lechner, “Art By Telephone…Recalled.” Liberation, (December 2012)
2011 Juliet Macey, “The Very Best of NYC Art,” GO Magazine (April 2011)
“Joianne Bittle: No Man’s Land,” New York Magazine (April 2011) (ill.)
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.)
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
Wonderbook by J.VanderMeer, essay (New York: Abrams Books, 2018)
User's Manual (New York: Subject Predicate Projects, 2017)
Dioramas Contemporains, conversation essay with DGF (Paris: Palais de Tokyo, 2017)
Jardin Infini (Centre Pompidou-Metz, 2017)
On My Way Gone (New York: Churner and Churner, 2012)
Tableaux Parisians (New York: Eponanonymous Press, 2011)
Field Companion (New York: self-published, 2011)
A Live Animal, essay (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 (aka. Swampthing), Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
2016 La Monnaie, Royal Theater Opera, "Bluebeard," (production) Brussels, Belgium
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, Mammal Hall Restoration, Harrisburg, PA
2010 Tropique, Balenciaga Fashion House, Paris, France
2009 Chronotopes and Dioramas, Dia Art Foundation, Hispanic Society of America, NYC
2009 - 2012 American Museum of Natural History, Hall of North American Mammals Restoration, Climate Change and H20=Life, Bleached Coral Reefs, Marshland diorama, Extreme Mammals, the Evolution of the Horse and other Special Exhibits, NYC
Selected Film and Video Projects
2019 "The Astronomer," Music and Production: Command-X, NYC
2017 "Occurrence at the Crawdad Pond" with Milton's Paradise Lost ch. XI, Bittle, Music remix: Command-X, Chinatown NYC - Fort Davis, Texas
2015 "Limbo of a Hundred Feet," Music: Knight and Constructed World, Marfa, Paris, Brooklyn
"For the Birds," Hunter's Point Park, Chance Ecologies, Queens, NYC
2012 The Swamp and Snake Traveler," HD video silent loop, Churner and Churner NYC - Big Cypress Preserve, Florida