One Day Closer





  • Continuing Color Abstraction, The Painting Center, New York
  • Joanne Klein and Michael Asbill, Pritzker Gallery, Highland, New York
  • Hudson Valley Contemporary, Gazen Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York
  • Abstracts by Joanne Klein, G.A.S., Poughkeepsie, New York (Solo Exhibition)
  • Like Water on Rock, Platt/Borenstein Gallery, Los Angeles
  • Artist's Palate, Poughkeepsie - Solo Exhibition
  • Artistic Collaboration with The Erick Hawkins Dance Company. Set and costume design for live performances


  • No Chromophobia, OK Harris, New York
  • Joanne Klein, Sharada Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York - Solo Exhibition
  • Joanne Klein: Abstractions, G.A.S., Poughkeepsie, New York - Solo Exhibition


  • A Group of Two: Works by Joanne Klein and Jennifer Axinn-Weiss, Sharada Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York
  • First Woodstock Biennial/2007, Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, New York
  • Joanne Klein @bau, bau gallery, Beacon, New York - Solo Exhibition
  • Discoveries, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
  • Temporary/Contemporary, 17MARKetspace, Poughkeepsie, New York


  • Night of 1,000 Drawings, Artist's Space, New York
  • The Yellow Show, CCCA Gallery, Hudson, New York
  • The PocketBook Factory Show, Pocketbook Factory, Hudson, New York
  • 100 Live, GoNorth Gallery, Beacon, New York
  • Green, ASK Gallery, Kingston, New York


  • This is not an archive, Center for Curatorial Studies,
    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
  • Summer Group Exhibition, curated by Bill Jensen, Bowery Gallery, New York
  • Tikkun Olam - Healing the World, Makor Gallery/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, New York
  • Leonard Baskin, Clemens Kalischer and Joanne Klein, The Vault Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
  • Paintings: Joanne Klein, Millbrook Library, Millbrook, New York
    Solo Exhibition
  • Four Artists, Clinton Art Center, Clinton, New York
  • New Directions ‘03, Curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art.
  • Barrett Art Center Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York


  • Paintings: Joanne Klein, Bison Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York.


  • Bouix Gallery, New York, New York
    One Woman Exhibition


  • Artists of the 90's, Neuman Shainberg Gallery, Brooklyn, New York Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey
    One Woman Exhibition


  • Bouix Gallery, New York, New York
    Group Exhibition
  • New Artists, Connoisseur Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York


  • In Search of the American Experience, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York. Curated by the Museum of the National Arts Foundation, Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, New York
    Summer Invitational


  • Sheila Nussbaum Gallery, Millburn, New Jersey
    Group Exhibition


  • Santa Fe Gallery of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico One Woman Exhibition


  • Gallery Henoch, New York, New York
    Group Exhibition
  • Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
    Group Invitational


  • JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, New Jersey
    One Woman Exhibition


  • Butler Institute MidYear Annual, Youngstown, Ohio
    Group Exhibition


  • National Academy of Design, New York, New York
    Annual Invitational


1980 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal Canada


2008 Chronogram cover, February
Barbara Gallo Farrell, "Interview", Poughkeepsie Journal, February 21
2007 Germain Lussier, “Let’s Get Physical”, The Sunday Record, March 11
2005 Cara Patterson, “Joanne Klein: Colorfully Open”, Pulse, Nov. 11
Art Happenings, “Abstract Artist Revealed”, The Art Paper, April 2
2003 Taconic Weekend, November 26, Artcetera, In Rare Form
2003 Poughkeepsie Journal, October 18, ArtNews, Rebecca Rothbaum
2003 New York Times, April 11, Weekender, Kathryn Mathews
1992 The Star-Ledger, Sunday Edition, November 22, Art, Short Hills Exhibit Reflects Painter's Faith, Eileen Watkins


1984 New York University, New York, New York
Master’s Degree in Art
1981 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Skowhegan, Maine
Scholarship Recipient
1980- New York Studio School of Painting and Sculpture
1981 New York, New York
1972- Columbia University, New York, New York
1976 Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy


Geometry and color are the core of my work. The vibrancy of densely saturated pigments articulate luminous energy by their convergence and interaction. Abstract form shifts the content away from a particular identity to its fundatmental essence. The visual image may contain a rectangular shape, but that shape is more than one specific form - it resonates as every form.

The paintings are informed by minimalist reduction. Yet they move beyond that limitation to a language of reciprocity with the viewer. Balance and symmetry merge with color and form to realize an inclusive, radiant field.