Undergraduate Fine Arts

Joan Wadleigh Curran

Retired Senior Lecturer, Painting and Drawing

B.S., Skidmore College

M.F.A., Yale University

Grants include Independence (Foundation 2009, 2004), Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (2006, 1987), finalist Pew Fellowship for the Arts (2001, 1993), Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (2002) funded by the Pew Fellowship in the Arts for IMPRINT a Public Art Project (curator) for The Print Center, Individual Artist Special Opportunity Stipend from the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 2001, Tobeleah Wechler award in painting, Cheltenham Art Center, Philadelphia 1985, Artist-in-the Schools grant, the National Endowment for the Arts 1977.

Residencies include Hambidge Center 2013, the Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland 2012, Ucross Foundation 2011, Stonehouse Residency for Contemporary Art 2010, A Studio In the Woods 2006, Yaddo, 1992, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 1985.

Taught at Swarthmore College, Drexel University, Tyler School of Art, Trenton State College(now College of New Jersey), and Bucknell University.

Collections include: High Museum of Art, Atlanta,Ga, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, Print and Picture Collection of the Philadelphia Library, Vanderbilt Medical University, Arkansas Art Center, McGraw Hill, NY; First USA Bank, Wilmington, DE, Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA.

Group exhibitions: Exhibitionism, Courtauld Institute, London, Haunting Narratives, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, C.R. Ettinger Studio Selections From 2000-2010, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Shelter, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA, Visions - Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR and The Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Then and Now, Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Solo exhibitions: Succession, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, Coexistence, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, Inventory: A Reaction to the Collection, Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA, Cycles, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia International Airport

  • Flotsam

    Flotsam, Ballinglen, oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
  • Curtain

    oil on canvas
  • Fence

  • Notice

  • Rubble

  • Trap