the artist

Joan Wadleigh Curran

Photo Credit: Daniel Oliva

Joan Wadleigh Curran

Philadelphia, PA

Joan Wadleigh Curran

Joan Wadleigh Curran is interested in objects that exist on the periphery of our daily experiences and are often overlooked.  Wadleigh Curran focuses on moments when vegetation and human material merge, producing visual contradiction.  Cropped, pruned, and twisted forms of plant and man-made objects co-exist in her unsettling paintings and drawings that explore growth and decay, regeneration and reclamation.

Gallery Photo Credit: Seraphin Gallery

Fast Facts

Name: Joan Wadleigh Curran


Place of Birth: Paterson, New Jersey

B.S. in Art – Skidmore College
M.F.A. – Yale University

Particular field of study or class work:

Major influences/admired artists:
Northern European painting
Indian miniatures
Numerous contemporary artists
Samurai Armor
Lucien Freud
Paula Rego
Samuel Palmer
Stuart Davis
Arthur Dove
Charles Burchfield
Too many to continue…

Favorite materials or media:
Oil paint

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
University of Pennsylvania

Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Seraphin Gallery – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Savery Gallery – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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