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Solo Exhibitions

2015
• Plant Life, Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director & Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2014
• Random Thoughts and Casual Glances, The Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, Cheshire Academy, CT

2004
• Three Trees, Exhibition and reading. Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT

2001
• Silver Prints from the Garden, Benjamin Ortiz, Curator, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
Introduction to Landscape: The Woods, Norwalk Community College, CT

2000
• The Lucaks Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

1999
• The White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Or

1996
• Zone Relay Gallery, The Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

1987
• The 4th Street Photo Gallery, New York, NY
Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1983
• Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Photography Exhibit, Pittsburgh, PA

1981
• Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Select Group Exhibitions

2018
• All Things Natural, 5 Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, Judith McElhone, Gallery Director & Curator
• Eighties, Concepto/Hudson Gallery, Hudson, NY, Kiyoshi Ike, Gallery Director & Curator
• Hearts, Concepto/Hudson Gallery, Hudson, NY, Kiyoshi Ike, Gallery Director & Curator
• Still Life-Untethered, 5 Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, Judith McElhone, Curator

2017
• Analog v. Digital, Foley Gallery, LES, NY, NY
• Three Decades of Change Reunion Exhibit, Artspace, New Haven, CT; Invitational; Eileen  Doktorski, Curator, chose the collaboration between Jacek Malinowski & myself.
• Evidence, The Institute Library, New Haven, CT, Martha Willette Lewis, Curator
• Art & Oppression, a curated CENTER exhibition at the Marion Center for Photographic Arts,Santa Fe, NM
• Any World That I’m Welcome To, The Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main, Manchester, CT; 
     David Borowski,  Curator

2016
• Pop-up at Space B, as part of Bushwick Late Night, Joe Fucigna & Margaret Roleke, Curators
• Context 2016, Filter Photo Gallery, Chicago, IL; Jennifer Murray, Director, Filter Photo, Juror
      Conference,  Las Vegas, NV
• N OUT, Works of the Body,  Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College,
       Manchester, CT, Susan Classen-Sullivan,Curator,

2015
• By & By with Sam and Livy, CT Office of the Arts, Hartford, CT, Rashmi Talpade &
      Sarah Fritchey, Curator
• Going Big, Central Booking, LES, NY, NY, Suzan Shutan & Susan Carr, Curators
• Interiors, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY, Curator Kyoshi Ike, Gallery Director
• Sky, Griffin Museum of Photography, Lafayette City Center, Boston, MA, Paula Tognarelli,
      Executive Director & Curator,

2014
• CT(un)Bound, in the Reading Room, Oral History: A Recipe for Memory, a boxed book by
      Jeanne Criscola/JoanFitzsimmons, an original commission by Artspace, New Haven, CT
• Artemisia after 40: Current Work by Past Members, Chicago, IL, Invitational
• Secrets & Lies, Cambridge University, UK;  Photoville 9/14; United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY

2013
• Paper, Mirror, Torn, Brian Morris Gallery, LES, NY, NY

2012
• Paint is Thicker Than Water, Local Project, Long Island City, Queens, NY
• Blumen/Flowers, , Austriackie Forum Kultury w Warszawie, Warsaw Poland, 
      Jacek Malinowski, Curator

2011
• Away, Atlantic Gallery, NY,NY, Invitational exhibit
• International Flag Festival, Dangjin Arts Center, South Korea
• Ripple Effect, a site-specific installation project, 756 Chapel St., New Haven, CT, Invitational
• At the Edge of Things:Twenty-Four Photographers, A-Space Gallery, West Haven,CT,
       Stephen Kobasa, Curator
• Dinner, Umbrella Arts Gallery, NY, NY, Harvey Stein, Curator
• Grand Opening, Gallery 305K, Bridgeport, CT, Invitational, Eileen Walsh,
      Gallery Director & Curator
• Extraordinary Facilities, John Slade Ely Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT,
     a selection of exhibiting artists from the past 50 years

2010
• 95 Artists, Umbrella Arts, NY, NY
• Flower(Re)Power, The Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT
• Conspectus I, Selections from the Flatfile, Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT 2/10

2009
• Contemporary Voices in Visual Narrative, Curated by Eileen Doktorski, Utah State University,
      Logan UT 9/09
• House Project, The Westport Art Center, Westport, CT, Terri C. Smith, Curator

2008
• Odd Works, NOPA, New Orleans, David Rubin, Curator of Contemporary Art, 
      San Antonio Museum of Art, Juror
• It’s Not Easy, Curated exhibition, Exit Underground, Exit Art, New York, NY

2007
• 101 Dresses, Artspace, New Haven, CT, Linda Lindroth and Denise Markonish, Curators

2006
• International Photography Project: Images Against War, Lodz Art Center, Fotofestiwal,
5th International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland. & 7. Internationale Footage
       Mannheim/Ludwigshafen, Germany. Tina Schelhorne, Curator

2005
• All Consuming, an Artspace exhibition, The Greene Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT
• New England Photography 2005, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2004
• Anthology of Art, A hard copy exhibition of the online project; created by Jochen Gerz
    Medienkunst, Karlsruhe DuMont Verlag, Kol
• Enchantment, Artspace Gallery, New Haven, CT, Denise Markonish and Mikela Griffo, Curators
• Recent Additions, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Karen Schlesinger, Curator

2002
• Weir Farm Visiting Artists, University of CT Stamford Gallery, Stamford, CT

2002
• Homeworks, The Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, IL

2001
• Arts and the Environment: Making the Green, New England Artists’ Trust, Woodstock, VT

1999
• 100 Years of Photography, Personal Visions of the 20th Century: Art and Technology
      The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Benjamin Ortiz, Curator

1997
• Heaven & Hell, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Theo Coulombe, Peter Waite,
     Jeffery Greene, Curators

1992
Chicago, IL

1988
• Fictitious Truth, Photographs by Tina Barney, Mary Frey, & Joan Fitzsimmons, Real Art Ways,
      Hartford, CT, Leslie Tonkonow, Curator

1985
• Light From Illumination to Pure Radiance, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 
      Patty Carroll, Curator

1984
• The Dog Observed-Photographs 1844-1983,The Dog Museum, of America, NY,
      Ruth Silverman Curator

1983
• Dogs, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. IL, traveling exhibit, Lynn Warren, Curator

1981
• Some Girls, Invitational exhibit, organized in conjunction with The Dinner Party, Chicago, IL

1979
• 8 Artists, The Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville,VA
• 2-person exhibit, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

1978
Class of ‘28 Photography Collection, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Criticism of Photography-11 Contemporary Photographers, University of Massachusetts,
     Amherst, MA
• Illinois Photographers ‘78, Illinois State Museum, Springfield, MA

1977
• Illinois Women ’77, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL      

Curated Registries
• Pierogi Flatfile, LES, NY, NY
• The Drawing Center at Carroll & Sons Gallery, Boston, MA
• The Flatfiles at Artspace, New Haven, CT
• The SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics) Archive, Exit Underground, Exit art, NY, NY,
       2008-12

Collections
• The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
• The Center for Photography at Woodstock, collection housed at SUNY, New Paltz
• The Brooklyn Museum of American Art, Brooklyn, NY
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
• The Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
• The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
• The University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
• Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
• Various Private Collections

Grants and Residencies
2006
• The Kittredge Fund, Received a grant to continue development of my work based on
        The Woods
• The Puffin Foundation, Artist Grant, to continue development of my work based on
      The Woods

2003
• Artslink (CEC International Partners) grant, to collaborate with artists and organizations
      in Poland

2002
• Weir Farm National Historic Site, Visiting Artist

2000
• Humanities Institute, Fairfield University

1999
• Weir Farm National Historic Site, Artist in Residence

Select Bibliography
2018
• Lenscratch: The States Project,                                                                       http://lenscratch.com/2018/03/joan-fitzsimmons-the-states-project-connecticut/

2016
• Jacek Malinowski/HalfAWoman, The Zacheta Collection, published Zacheta Gallery,
      Warsaw, Poland. On the trilogy HalfAWoman , performance Joan Fitzsimmons

2015
• Joan Fitzsimmons, Plant Life, catalogue to exhibition, Preface by Paula Tognarelli,
       published by Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2012
• www.obieg.pl interview w/ curator of Blumen, Austrian Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland

2011
• Dinner, image included in book c. 2011 Umbrella Arts +Projects, My Publisher

2007
• Artworld Digest, Special Edition/Seed Issue, Curator David Cohen, pg. 08

2004
• Die Anthologie der Kunst, Image and statement included in anthology of art/publication

2003
• 2002 Weir Farm Visiting Artists, catalogue

Education
MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA Washington University School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO

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