The primary hallmark of JoAnne Lobotsky’s work is highly textured surfaces which recently include three-dimensional collages that push into the viewer’s space from the wall. The texture in her collages is built through acrylic paint, various gel mediums, textured paper, layering of paper, corrugated cardboard, bark and sometimes sewing trim, fabric and yarn. Her work is driven by process, experimentation and a natural evolution - not by a pre-conceived end result. Lobotsky grew up in upstate New York on a farm, so nature - the details, physicality and growth process of the natural world - is her main muse.
JoAnne Lobotsky has been a practicing artist in New York City for over three decades. Lobotsky studied sculpture at the School of Visual Arts in New York City with Alice Aycock, Judy Pfaff and Elizabeth Murray, where she graduated with a BFA cum laude. She also studied printmaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder and painting at the Art Students League of New York. Lobotsky draws on this diverse background to inspire and inform her artistic experimentation. She grew up in Rhinebeck, NY, lived in Boulder, CO and currently resides in the Bronx.
The past pandemic year has seen Lobotsky’s work in eleven group exhibitions, one where she won the Grand Prize of a solo show in NYC and one where she won a 2nd place award. Many shows had more than one of her works included. She is currently pursuing several more exhibition opportunities for the 2021 spring season. Lobotsky plans to continue with her primary focus on the variety of artistic possibilities with paper in the coming year.