About Joan Farrenkopf

Joan Farrenkopf is a multidisciplinary artist working in video, painting, photography, and performance.

Farrenkopf is well known for her interdisciplinary practice, performance, large public installations and place making. She has exhibited nationwide as well as participated in venues in Berlin, Germany and Moscow, Russia. Farrenkopf was awarded an artist residency in Berlin, which strongly influenced the importance of a social practice. During the Berlin residency, her work was included in several gallery exhibitions and a solo public performance at Berlin's city center, Weltzeituhr. Her practice revolves around the transformation of place, buildings and communities by catalyzing reuse of historic structures and active development of community. She received her MFA from Syracuse University.


Her work is in the permanent collections of Canton Art Institute, Ohio. Currently she is represented by galleries in North Carolina and St. John, Virgin Islands.

        "Forming the formless, taming the spectacle, my life and my practice involve the constant pursuit of the alternative.


         Clear translations come in waves of perception -- mystical, subtle, overt; relational within the context of time. Objects,                   process, and inner vision seek balance in a wash of incongruity.


         As a bridge between nations, my practice makes the unknown familiar by connecting new life with lost associations, all                 with a Heyoka's eye on the paradigm of potential."