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About 

Joan Farrenkopf is an interdisciplinary artist using, performance, public installations, and placemaking to foster social change. Her current projects are informed by place, history, and social interaction. Farrenkopf received a competitive art scholarship for her BFA Degree with honors, at Syracuse University, and the London College of Communications, England, and MFA at Syracuse University.  She received The Gertrude S. Carraway Award for extraordinary leadership, research and philanthropy in historic preservation and the Pat Earl Award, for Environmental Excellence in restoration.  

 

An art residency in Berlin, Germany led to gallery exhibitions:  Nursing Home, the Téte Gallery, the Kreuzberg Pavilion, and interactive public performances at the American Embassy Plaza in Berlin, the Russian Monument, Red Front Monument, and the Monument to Lives Lost to Fascism. Other exhibits include You Are My Relative at the World Center, Berlin Germany, and We Are All Related at the Rodchenko Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia. 

 

Farrenkopf is the founder and executive director of ArtHouse Alliance, a non-profit that fosters public engagement, an artist residency and supports diverse and inclusive art.  Since 2019 she is a contributing journalist and podcast producer for Yale University Radio Artist Archive, the 2019 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, and Arte Canale, the Italian Arts Channel.

 

Farrenkopf is the founder and executive director of ArtHouse Alliance, a non-profit in a restored historic house that fosters public engagement, an artist residency and supports diversity and inclusivity in art.

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Works

Education

Syracuse University MFA Interdisciplinary Arts, with Honors
Berlin Art Residency award, Syracuse University, Berlin, Germany 
Student of Ovanes Berbarian, Russian Impressionist Painter, Idaho & France
Syracuse University, BFA, summa cum laude, Competitive Art Scholarship
London College of Communication - University of the Arts London, London, England, Scholarship
 

Experience/ Projects

Living in the Hood Program, Syracuse, NY, art and food supplying underserved community.

Art Masks, Covid-19 response, community network for mask making distribution nationwide 

The Return, plant propogation project, post Hurricane Irma, St. John, VI 

Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy Journalist/Podcast producer 

Yale University Radio,WYBCX, Praxis Center Interview Magazine, Podcast producer for Artist Archive 

Contributing Journalist, Arte Canale, the Italian Arts Channel, July, 2019, Italian Pavilion

Eat, Love, Play, synaesthetic art program, Syracuse, NY, relating music and art, while providing meals 

ArtHouse Alliance Founder and Director, Syracuse, NY
Sound Gallery Installation/ Collaborative Performance, Setnor School of Music, Syracuse, NY
Wilson Art Center, Wilmington, NC, Guest lecturer
Everson Museum of Art, Instructor, Art Photography Instructor 
Cortland Art Institute, Cortland, NY, Instructor Film and Animation
Marshal University, guest lecturer, Margaret-Bourke- White Exhibition

Solo Exhibition
Eclipse 2017, Wilma F. Daniels Gallery, Wilmington, NC
Second Journey, Public Installation and Performance, Syracuse, NY
Inspirare II, Public Art, Kripalu Center, Lenox, MA 
Inspirare, Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse, NY 
You Are My Relative; Public Performance, Alexanderplatz, City Center, Berlin Germany
Bajo de Sol Gallery, St. John, Virgin Islands
Wanderlust, Checker Cab Gallery, Wilmington, NC
The Nursing Home, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Massillon Art Museum, Solo Show, Massillon, OH
 
Selected Shows
Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY, Six Graduates
Art Helix, Brooklyn, NY, Hidden in Plain Sight 

Art of Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
Colere, Bajo de Sol Gallery, St. John, VI

Nursing Home, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Portfolio Moscow,  Rodchenko Art School, Moscow, Russia
Transhuman Motivation, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin Germany
Talib, Newcomer, Téte Gallery, Berlin Germany
Attuning, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY
TAG Gallery, High Point, NC, Cover artist 2016 Gala and Exhibit
Bajo de Sol Gallery, VI, Virgin Islands Centennial Exhibit

Michael Banzhof Gallery, St. John, VI
San Juan Preservation Trust Art Show, Paint Out, Orcas Island, WA
Portrait of a Neighborhood; ArtRage Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Paint a Future, No Boundaries International Art Colony, Wilmington, NC
The Closing of an Amusement Park, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH

Permanent Collections
Meyers Park, "The Ticket", Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio, Photography
 
Gallery Representation 
Bajo de Sol Gallery, St. John, VI 
TAG Gallery, High Point, NC
Maho Gallery, St. John, VI

Michael Banzhof Gallery, St. John, VI
Crow Valley Art Gallery, Orcas Island, Eastsound, WA
CheckerCab Gallery, Wilmington, NC 
 
Awards
Phi Beta Delta, International Honor Society
Duke University, Portfolio Scholarship, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC
The Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit, NC, extraordinary leadership, research and
philanthropy in historic preservation  
Pat Earl Award, Environmental Excellence, restoration, NY  
 
Experience
Restoration historic houses, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Wilmington, NC
Restoration historic houses, Hawley-Green Historic District, Syracuse, NY 

Everson Museum, Instructor, Art Photography, Syracuse, NY 
Cortland Art Institute, Cortland, NY, Film and Animation Instructor
Marshall University, Guest Artist, Margaret-Bourke- White Exhibition, Huntington, WV
 
Commercial 
Lufthansa German Airlines, In Flight publication photography, Frankfurt Germany
US Army, Newsweek advertising photography, New York, New York
Etzel Brewery, Brewery Centennial Book, photography, Amorbach, Germany
 
Sponsors
Lyrica Fest Boston, Boston, MA
Central New York Arts Council, Syracuse, NY

Cora Foundation, ArtRage Gallery

Leica Corporation, UPI, API Press Pool

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ArtHouse Alliance advocates an ongoing dialogue of contemporary issues through art, music, and creative response. Our mission identifies the vital role of the arts, regardless of socio-economic status, and approaches its programming with intelligence and care that recognizes creativity’s role as a connective fabric in community aligning with core values.