JoAnne Lobotsky creates materialistic work with highly textured surfaces. The texture in her work is built through acrylic paint various gel mediums, and sometimes other materials such as textured paper, layers of paper, corrugated cardboard. Her work is driven by intuitive process and experimentation to a natural evolvolution in the finished work. Lobotsky grew up on a farm, so the nature's details, physicality and growth processes as well as landscape are her main inspirations.

Lobotsky has been a practicing artist in New York City for over three decades. She 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. In the recent past she has had two solo shows and won several prizes in group shows for her work. She grew up in Rhinebeck, NY, lived in Boulder, CO and currently resides in the Bronx.