Joan Thorne is a New York-based abstract artist whose work is nationally and internationally recognized. Her inspiration derives from memory, dreams, travel, and nature as well as the intuitive process of painting. “I’m in interested in connecting the poetic image with the painted and in the metaphysical content of the painting. Color and light are of foremost importance in my work.”

Thorne received her M.A. from Hunter College and her B.S. from New York University. She was awarded the Prix de Rome scholarship in Visual Arts from the American Academy. Museums around the country have acquired Thorne’s paintings for their permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Albright Knox Gallery, and the Houston Fine Arts Museum.

Thorne was recently featured in American Painting: The Eighties Revisited and participated in a live conversation with the Curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Click here to view the interview.