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Joseph Hart

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Untitled (Brutalist), 2009, mixed media on paper, 19 x 15 inches
Honolulu Starbright, 2009, mixed media on paper, 40 x 30 inches
Stagecraft, 2009, mixed media on paper, 40 x 30 inches
Untitled (Krater), 2009, mixed media on paper, 35 x 28 inches
installation view
Artist's Statement

I work on paper, incorporating a variety of approaches and materials including painting, drawing, and cut paper-collage. I intend to create small moments that are alternatively calm and chaotic, hard and soft, that push and pull. In creating other forms of tension, I am ultimately leading the work to awkward yet resolved compositions. Manipulating images, layering color and marks, folding, cutting, editing, destroying and re-building the image play essential roles in my studio practice. Though I make two-dimensional work, I’m influenced by three dimensional sculpture, density and space. My treatment is very controlled at times, and loose during others, creating a diverse set of marks and gestures that might suggest the shape of a tool or weapon, a vessel, artifact, a floral still-life, the contour of a figure, or the sum of these objects unraveling into delicate abstraction.


I was born (1976) and raised in Peterborough, New Hampshire. In 1999, I received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. My work was recently included in the New Talents section at Art Cologne and I’ve been the recipient of The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency Fellowship. My mixed media works on paper have been exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the International Print Center New York, as well as at Galerie Vidal Saint-Phalle in Paris, Klaus Von Nichtssangend in Brooklyn, Sue Scott Gallery, CRG Gallery, Alexander & Bonin and David Krut Projects in New York, among others.