|Joyce Ellen Weinstein||
Title: Self Portrait With Easel
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 48" x 40"
Weinstein received her BA and MFA degrees from The City College of New York, and a Diploma in Computer Information Systems from Strayer College, Arlington, Virginia. She also attended classes at The Art Students League. Weinstein received fellowships to work at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, Israel, Blue Mountain Art Center, New York and a residency at Europos Parkas Museum of the Center of Europe, Vilnius, Lithuania. Drawing has always been a fundamental part of her vision; the power of line and tone to carry content has been a preoccupation with her. For Weinstein, the figure is not simply a formal element integrated into a schema of other formal elements but a living vital force animating a surface and carrying a content involving the dynamic psychology of the sitter and Weinstein's own connection with the human condition. Although at first glance her works may appear disparate, after closer examination one can perceive Weinstein's inspiration in the personal and emotional as well as the interaction developed through self, family and community; building the understanding of human relationships, beginning with ourselves and extending outward to include ethnicity and nationality. Her works do not sentimentalize but speak of the human measure and human condition.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Gallery Vartai, Vilnius Lithuania, 2002; Hay Gallery, Portland Maine, 2001; JCC of Greater New Haven, New Haven Connecticut, 2000; N &S Brown Art Gallery, Baltimore Maryland, 2000; B"nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC, 1996; Prince George's County National Park and Planning Commission, Arts Division, Fort Washington, Maryland, 1992; Doctor's Community Hospital, Lanham, Maryland, 1992; The Summer School Museum and Archives, Washington, DC, 1991; Children's Hospital, Washington, DC, 1991; The Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, Maryland, 1990; Catholic University, Washington, DC, 1985; Chemical Bank, Washington Heights Branch, New York, 1984; and Avanti Gallery, New York, 1972.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Identity and Memory, Embassy of Czech Republic, Washington, DC, 2003; Archetypel Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art, Bronfman Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Great Washington DC, Washington, DC, 2003; Archetypel Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, 2002-3; Creation, Dennis and Philip Ratner Bible Museum, Bethesda Maryland, 2002; Group Show, Artsforum Gallery, New York, 2001; Jewish Artists on the Edge, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, 2001; Book as Art Xll: Artistıs books from the Library and Research Centerıs Collection, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, 2000; Midrash: Filling an Empty Space, A Multimedia Performance and Installation, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1997; Selected Works, Gallerie- Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria, 1995; Holocaust Series, B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC, 1995; National Juried Show 1994, Ceres Gallery, Soho, New York, 1994; Intimacy of Fear, BAUhouse, Baltimore, Maryland, 1993; Collateral Damage: The Unseen Cost of Gun Violence, BAUhouse, Baltimore, Maryland and Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 1992; Right Down To The Roots, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland, 1992; Mixing It Up: Art Reacts to Society, School 33, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992; and Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been...?, DC Art Center, Washington, DC, 1991.
Other examples of Weinstein's work may be viewed at: http://www.joyceellenweinstein.com