1991 MFA, Sculpture / Interdisciplinary Arts
Bard College, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts,
1984 BFA, Fine Arts / concentration in Sculpture
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1987–89 Multi Media / Experimental Sculpture, study with Professor Shinkichi Tajiri
Universität der Künste Berlin (formerly Hochschule der Künste Berlin),
2019 memory marks, Leigh Block Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA (upcoming)
2018 The Commons Artist Project: Joan Giroux, commission and social practice
residency, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 marking a moment, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1995 a meeting and other junctures, Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art Gallery,
1993 a meeting of two instruments . . . or . . . just the other day when terrorists hit the
marionette factory, Unwahr-Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1989 Ach, wie gut, daß niemand weiß, oder, wie man sich gnädigst aus einem Raum
empfiehlt, Urban Art Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1988 Ein Kaiser hat befohlen, keine Bücher sollten sich innerhalb der Chinesischen
Mauer befinden, FFBIZ e.V, Berlin, Germany
group and collaborative installations
2018 Conversations Through the Smoke, traveling exhibit, in collaboration with Lisa
Marie Kaftori, Seeley Lake, MT; New Meadows, Moscow, and Salmon, ID
Saunter Trek Escort Parade (S.T.E.P.), in collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori, Flux
Factory and Queens Museum, Queens, NY
2017 Take Care, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL
kaleidoscope of influences, in collaboration with Whitney Huber and Lisa Marie
Kaftori, 2017 Terrain Biennial, Bronzeville, Chicago, IL
Ill at Ease: Dis-ease in Art, Lower Gallery, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2016 Cultural Rhetorics Conference Art Exhibition, in collaboration with Conor
Moynihan, REACH, Lansing, MI
2013 Limit(less), Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids,
Rube Goldberg’s Ghost: Confounding Design and Laborious
Machinations, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Work With Me, in collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori, A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL
Natured Unframed, Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL
2010 Drawing from Lives, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Dis/Believer: Intersections of Science and Religion in Contemporary Art, in
collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 three women, in collaboration with Whitney Huber and Lisa Marie Kaftori,
Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
2007 Mapping the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
inclined to suppose, in collaboration with Whitney Huber and Lisa Marie Kaftori,
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL
Work in Process, in collaboration with Whitney Huber and Lisa Marie Kaftori,
A+D Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Top Shelf Exhibition, The Matzo Files, New York, NY
Visions About Nature, with Lisa Marie Kaftori, Chungcheonnamdo Nature Art
Museum, traveling exhibit, Pusan; Suwon, South Korea
2004 Grand Opening of the Matzo Files, The Matzo Files, New York, NY
2002 Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
2001 When We Meet Again, Bellport Atrium Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dialog Rzeczy, Myślibórz Regional Museum, Myślibórz, Poland
Freundschaft—Vielfalt einer Form von Zuneigung, Bahnhof Westend, Berlin,
1997 Lifelines, Hillwood Museum, Brookdale, NY
Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Faculty Show 1997, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY
1996 Casa Tua è Casa Mia, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
1995 Requiem, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Sculpture Space: Celebrating 20 Years, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute,
Unnatural Selections, Dana Room, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
1994 in-sites, Abrons Art Center, Henry St. Settlement, New York, NY
le temps d’un dessin, Galerie de l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Lorient, France
1993 opening things up, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY
Twisted State, Primary Project + Organization of Independent Artists, New York,
Zoo Extracts, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
extrinsic/divergent: Made in Germany, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
1992 musically maladroit, Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
The Pull of Kinetics, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1991 Underground: Joan Giroux and Eric Heist, Artists Space, New York, NY
1990 The Toy Show, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY
Registered Party: An Exhibition, Milton & Sally Avery Art Center, Annandale-on-
1989 Slap Dash Home Spun, Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Tajiri-Students-Multi-Media-Mail-Art-Exhibition: 20 Jahre Klasse Tajiri,
Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
1988 Ausstellung Klasse Tajiri, Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2019 from there to here, from then to now, verses 1–7, in collaboration with Lisa
Marie Kaftori, in “7 Minutes to Make a Better World,” Association for the Study
of Literature and the Environment 13th Biennial Conference, Paradise on Fire,
UC Davis, Davis, CA.
2017 caring shifts|shifting cares, in collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori,
Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL
penny for your…, collaborative performance with Christopher Audain, Jane
Beachy, Michael Lee Bridges, and Isaac Gomez in The Anti-Workshop: Call to
Action with Karen Finley, Art AIDS America Chicago, The Alphawood
Foundation, Chicago, IL
2016 opening space: conversations about death and dying, Lower Gallery, University
at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Dear Matthew, in “We’re Still Here,” Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL
2015 dying exchanges: where conversations about death and dying carry us, Film
Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago Faculty Forum, Chicago, IL
life review: sacrifice best what is not yours, Queer, Ill, & Okay, The Storefront
Theater, Chicago, IL
2013 Shift, conceived and produced by Whitney Huber, The Sculpture Center,
2012 one sandpile, within hearing distance, Terrain, with readings by community
members, Oak Park, IL
2007 jasmine in winter, in collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori, WintergARTen, 7.
Darmstädter Kunstbiennale, Darmstadt, Germany
2006 Voices, Echoes, Reflections, conceived and created by Lisa Marie Kaftori, 3.
Internationaler Waldkunstpfad Laboratorium, Darmstadt, Germany
2001 san nomo san itta—over the mountains, more mountains, in From Buds of Small
Grass, in collaboration with Lisa Marie Kaftori and students from Gongju Girls
High School, Yatoo Biennale, Gongju City, Korea
2000 Asia no mori kara, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
1995 Holding Patterns, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1994 a meeting, a resituation, or, how powers reshaped the streets of Kazemeyn,
perhaps, Carriage House Project Space Installation Series, Islip Art Museum,
East Islip, NY
perchance to roll: one suitable place, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
1993 A Bigger Trap: The Trailer, Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany
A Bigger Trap: The Trailer, Der Roter Salon, Volksbühne Theater, Berlin, Germany
1991 A Bigger Trap, BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY
1989 Three Blind Mice reisen nach Jerusalem: a game of musical chairs,
1988 Three Blind Mice reisen nach Jerusalem: a game of musical chairs, Hochschule
der Künste Berlin, Germany
performative work and
2018 Summer Subvention Grant for documentation of eco monopolies in the
Commons and attendant programming, Office of the Provost,
Columbia College Chicago
2017 Faculty Development Grant for marking a moment, Office of the Provost,
Columbia College Chicago
2012 Faculty Development Grant for I have showed you all things: investigations of
giving, Office of the Provost, Columbia College Chicago
New Student Programs Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award
Innovation Fellowship for From Files to Form, with Joyce Rice, Center for
Innovation in Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago
2011 Finalist, Excellence in Teaching Award (student nominated)
2009 Faculty Development Grant for spunk and pluck, commended to grace and to
see, without reproach, Office of the Provost, Columbia College Chicago
2007 Faculty Development Grant for the kyoto game andinclined to suppose, Office
of the Provost, Columbia College Chicago
2004 Creative Capital Professional Development Seminar Award, Aljira Arts Center
1994–95 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program Studio Grant,
New York, NY
1995 Research Fellowship in the Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
John Anson Kittredge Memorial Fund Grant
Artist-In-Residency Production Grant, Harvestworks/Studio PASS
1993 Kulturamt Mitte Exhibition Grant
Stiftung Luftbrückendank Artist Grant
1992 Künstlerinnenprogramm Artist Grant, Berlin Cultural Council
1991 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
awards, grants, and fellowships
2019 Squire Foundation Established Artist Residency, Santa Barbara, CA (upcoming)
2018 Silver Streak Residency, Bozeman, MT
1994 Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY
1993 Sculpture Space Inc., Utica, NY
Bildhauerwerkstätten Berlin, Studio Grant, Berlin, Germany
Lehniner Institutfür Weiterbildung, Lehnin, Germany
1991 Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
1990 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Millay Colony for the Arts|McLennen Fellow, Austerlitz, NY
2017 Teen Hub Community Feedback Day, Broadway Armory Park, with René King,
Madeleine Noonan, and students from InArch Civic Engagement Studio in
collaboration with the 48thward alderman and Chicago Park District, Chicago, IL
2012 Crafting Hope: An Arts Activism Project, The Hokin Project, with Ames Hawkins,
in collaboration with Bob Blandford and students in Arts Entertainment Media
Management course Decision Making: Visual Arts Management, Chicago, IL
2007 a winter night’s dream, 2nd Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival, with Lisa Marie
Kaftori and students from New Millennium Studies via skype, Chicago, IL and
2006 i am for/we are for…,with Lisa Marie Kaftori and students from New York City
Vocational Training Center at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
1995 Elevator in a Tower of Babel, collaboration with the Digital Music Ensemble and
students in the course Frames of Reference: Language, Borders, Beliefs, Ann
collaborative student exhibitions and Projects
2015 Exploratorium, San Francisco, forThe Teleidoscope, an interactive functioning
teleidoscope in collaboration with Michael Flynn, for The Mid America Science
Museum, Hot Springs, AR.
2011 The Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL, for (out)looking, (re)framing, a site-specific
interactive sculpture, a functioning teleidoscope, retained as part of their
permanent collection and relocated to the Children’s Garden.
1994 Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz Initiativ, Kaiserslautern, Germany, for Errinern vor
Ort: Bilder aus dem Gedächtnis, a sculptural and sound installation in
collaboration with art historian and graphic artist Jula Dech in the Apostelkirche
on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the city of
Kaiserslautern and the destruction of the church.
1993 International Sculpture Symposium, Lehniner Institut für Weiterbildung,
Lehnin/Waldbühne Germany for outdoor sculpture for an arts park located in a
defunct sawmill, using abandoned materials and equipment from site.
Lehniner Kulturinstitut, Lehnin, Germany
Mid America Science Museum, Hot Springs, AR
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Archives, Chicago, IL
The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
Private collection, Chicago, IL
Private collections, New York, NY
Private collections, Berlin, Germany
2018 The Commons Artist Project: Joan Giroux, January Parkos Arnall,
“Episode 638: Joan Giroux,” Bad At Sports. June 12.
2017 “Breast Cancer Exhibit Wants You to ‘Take Care,’” Kendrah Villiesse, The
Columbia Chronicle, September 18.
2015 “The Art of Being Human: Joan Giroux at QUEER, ILL, & OKAY,” Conor
Moynihan, Sixty Inches From Center.
“3rd Annual Queer, Ill & Okay: Review,” Sean Margaret Wagner,
2011 Work With Me, Ames Hawkins, exhibition brochure.
“Morton Arboretum art exhibit celebrates tree forms,” Joan Broz, Daily Herald,
April 26. https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110426/news/704269963/.
2010 three women, Jean Petrolle, exhibition brochure.
2008 “Work,” Sabina Ott, Prompt, Issue I: Practical Revolutions.
2007 Work in Process, Amy Mooney, exhibition catalog.
2005 Visions About Nature, Doris Cordes-Vollert, exhibition catalog.
2002 Artists to Artists, exhibition catalog.
2001 Dialog Rzeczy, Zbigniew Czarnuch and Gabriela Balcerzakowa,
From Buds of Small Grass, exhibition catalog.
2000 Asia no mori kara, Katsuaki Kimura and Takeshi Kanazawa, exhibition catalog.
1997 “Lifelines,” Helen A. Harrison, The New York Times, November 7.
1996 Casa Tua è Casa Mia, Flaminia Gennari, exhibition catalog.
1995 Sculpture Space: Celebrating 20 Years, Mary Murray, exhibition catalog.
1994 le temps d’un dessin, with Phillippe Briet, exhibition catalog.
“Carriage House Installations,” Helen A. Harrison, The New York Times,
“Object Lessons,” Robert Werthamer and Peter Franck, lecture and discussion
program at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, December 19.
1993 Extrinsic/Divergent, Ulmann-M. Hakert, exhibition catalog.
“Nachschlag,” Gunda Bartels, die tageszeitung Berlin, September 23.
“Aquarium für den Psychokitsch,” Sabine Vogel, Der Tagesspiegel, February 20.
“Zusammenschluß zum Zweck der Selbstauflösung,” Ulf Erdmann Ziegler,
die tageszeitung Berlin, January 23.
1992 The Pull of Kinetics, Cynthia Pannucci, exhibition catalog.
“Blinking, Noisy Gizmos,” Michael Fressola, Staten Island Sunday Advance,
“Im Wohngrab ist gut Sterben,” Dorothee Hackenberg, die tageszeitung Berlin,
1989 Tajiri-Students-Multi-Media-Mail-Art-Exhibition, Kristian Romare,
“Kunstrausch,” radio interview with Frank Zamies, Radio 100 Berlin,
Berlin, May 18.
“Galerienspiegel,”die tageszeitung Hamburg, January 18.
“Program Dissonanz,” radio interview with Sonya Zareck, Radio 100 Berlin,
Berlin, January 29.
1988 Klasse Tajiri, Bernhard Kerber, exhibition catalog.
bibliography and press
2018 Development Editor, Censored Realities, authors Alice Maude-Roxby and
Stefanie Seibold, Camera Austria, Vienna, Austria.
2016 “Trans/feminist Practice of Collaborationin the Art Activism Classroom,” with
Ames Hawkins in Composing Feminist Interventions: Activism, Engagement,
Praxis, eds. Kristine Blair and Lee Nickoson.
2014 Editor, Anti-Academy, author Alice Maude-Roxby, University of Southampton:
John Hansard Gallery, distributed by Cornerhouse.
2012 “Art Activism: One Imagined Future of Service Learning,” with Ames Hawkins in
Interdisciplinary Humanities Journal, Humanities Education and
2011 Copy Editor, “Being Present: Intersections within the Production, Recording,
Preservation and Memory of Ephemeral Works of Art,” author Alice Maude-
Roxby, in Performing Memory, editor Christiane Krejs, Kunstraum
2008 “Capricious and Mercurial Systems: Systems, Networks, and Matrices in
Contemporary Spatial Art,” with Whitney Huber, exhibition catalog.
2009 Copy Editor, “12 Approaches to 12 Shooters,” author Alice Maude-Roxby, in
Marcia Farquhar's 12 Shooters, Live Art Development Agency, London, UK.
2007 Development and Copy Editor, Live Art on Camera, author Alice Maude-Roxby,
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK.
2004 Copy Editor, On Record: Advertising, Architecture and the Actions of Gina Pane,
authors Alice Maude-Roxby and Françoise Masson, Artwords, UK.