Joan Ross is an established artist working across the platforms of video animation, print, sculpture and installation. Joan’s work investigates globalisation and colonisation, with a particular focus on reconfiguring the colonial Australian landscape and drawing attention to the complex and ongoing issues surrounding first contact.
Joan has exhibited extensively, including numerous solo exhibitions locally and internationally. In 2016 and 2017 her work was included in Today Tomorrow Yesterday and Recent Acquisitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Tracks and Traces: Contemporary Australian Art at The Negev Museum of Art in Israel, as well as exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, UQ Art Museum and numerous other galleries.
Joan was recently awarded the Glenfiddich Artist in Residency in 2016, which saw her spend four months living and working in the Scottish Highlands. She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants and prizes, including winning the 2017 Sulman Prize. Her work is held in major public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Kaldor Collection, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Joan lives and works in Sydney, Australia.