About Joan Gantz

Joan Gantz, a native of New Jersey, is a professional visual artist who paints in all mediums. She has studied under various artists at The LBI Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, The Yard School, and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts. She is also a critical care nurse, educated at Seton Hall University and Rutgers University.

New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – “The Space Between” – Women’s Caucus for Art New York City Chapter

Artist Personal Website: joangantz.com

Email: jgantz4362@gmail.com

Artist Statement

I am compelled to paint as my response to objects and experiences. It is a distinctly personal dialogue between my environment and my use of line, shape, and color. I believe this is why I straddle the line between objective and abstractive subjects. 

My painting has developed through many phases of media. Presently I am working in acrylics and markers incorporation collage materials for texture. I love the diversity on a variety of support surfaces. My subject matter has evolved from strongly representational to purely abstract. I give deliberate intent toward movement and emotion through my palette, brush strokes, and texture. Engaging the viewer for a shared creative experience is my primary goal.

Exhibits and Awards

2019 NJMS Window April-August studio Montclair Inc. Window March 1 – April 30 127 Blomfield Ave, Montclair
2018 Honorable Mention, Nineteenth Annual Gaelen Juried Art ShowWhippany
2017 Studio Montclair: State of the Art

Best transparent Watercolor Award Philadelphia Sketch Club: Works on Paper Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Juried Wide Open 2016 Philadelphia Sketch Club: Works on Paper Philadelphia, PA
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Colation Juried Open 2016
Honorable Mention, Garden State Watercolor Society: ANnual Associate and SIgniture Member Exhibition, Middlesex NJ
Studio  Montclair: Black STory Montclair, NJ 2015
76th Annual Audubon Artist Incorporated Exhibition, NY, NY 
Studio Montclair: Honoring The Fauves
Arts Guild international Juried Exhibition, Rahway, NJ
Cotswald Industry Award, Garden State WatercolorSoc: 46th Annual Juried Show