About

JoAnn Frank studied photography at Moore College of Art in Phila., PA. She moved to New York upon graduation in 1968. Her work has been shown internationally and is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France; the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ; and the Estado Da Cultura in Lisbon, Portugal, among others. Frank first became known for her interiors which encompassed the exploration and mystery of light and dark and the solitude of empty space. She later became known for her photograms which were begun after seeing a Man Ray retrospective in the mid `70's. In 1977, she published a limited edition book entitled "3 Dozen" which was a variation on the theme of the egg. The current cliche-verre/works on paper series, "Confluences," is a coming together of many pieces. The work concerns alternate realities referencing art history and Freud. "I rework the familiar into a new context, a new illusion or fantasy, a new reality. The borders are overlapped and open to unexpected interferences that burst through the images as they would through one's dreams or psyche."