"The journey of one color vibrating through another and the balancing of light as more and more collage pieces are incorporated into my work makes the concept of the landscape richer, sometimes more complicated, sometimes freer, producing a sense of motion and a place for contemplation. The uncertainty is the adventure; there is a higher vision. Perhaps over the horizon line the vision becomes clearer. Sometimes it only leads to another quest, that not being the final journey. My landscapes challenge traditional boundaries and sometimes give us new ones. Not always referencing specific memories, sometimes incorporating visual shorthand, the collage elements evoke fragments and memories of a universal nature."
American Contemporary Abstract Artist Joanne Miller Rafferty, 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 a member of the National Association of Women Artists has enjoyed a career spanning thirty years.
She is widely collected and is exhibited in over 1000 public and private collections including the Exxon Corporation, IBM, Marriott Hotels, UBS, Compuserve, PSEG, Master Card International and American Express. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Daemen College and graduate studies for permanent certification in Art Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
She has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Hickory Art Musem, the Monmouth Museum, the Cayuga Museum of Art, the Members Gallery of the Albright Knox Museum, the Noyes Museum and the Museum of the Great Plains.
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