JoAnne Lobotsky creates abstract materialistic work with highly textured surfaces on layered or torn paper and panel. The texture in her collages is built through acrylic paint various gel mediums, and other materials such as textured paper, layers of paper, corrugated cardboard. Her work is driven by process, experimentation and a natural evolution - not by a preconceived end result. Lobotsky grew up on a farm, so 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.