Joan Fabian (210) 384-0020 /



MFA, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX. 1995
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. 1985


2011 ............State of Texas 2-D Artist-Finalist
.....................1st Place in Show, Santa Monica Arts Space, Santa Monica, CA

2009 ............id11_Flatlands Foundation
.....................Residency Delft, Holland

2007 -11 ......Honorarium, Luminaria, City of San Antonio
.....................Residency Delft, Holland

2008 ............Capelli ‘d Angeli Foundation Grant
.....................Honorarium, City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs, TX

2007             Studio DSPS Residency, Rotterdam, Holland

2005             Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant

2004             Austin Fairchild Art Foundation

2003             Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum

2002             Puffin Foundation, Ltd. Artist Grant
.....................Texas Commission on the Arts

2000             CIES Fulbright Scholar Award to Pakistan

1991             Visual Artist Grant, City of Chicago


Creative Powers, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Culture by Color, Access Gallery, Austin, TX (solo)
West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX (catalog)
Art of the Power of Ten, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
PASA Public Art, Mayors Office, San Antonio, TX
Bismark Studios, San Antonio, TX
Viewpoint Gallery, Schenectady, NY
Pennsylvania Trust, Radnor, PA

Santa Monica Arts Space, Santa Monica, CA
Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvern PA
Luminaria, San Antonio, TX

Revealing Culture, The Smithsonian International Museum, Washington, D.C.
Simply Chicago,, Evanston, IL
Discovery Ball, Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL
Luminaria, San Antonio, TX

Foundation id11_Flatlands, Installation, Delft, Holland (solo)
Worm, Rotterdam, Holland (performance/video) (solo)
ArtFirst! Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Avram Gallery, Chicago, IL
Luminaria, San Antonio, TX

Play it Loud!, Miami Dade College Art Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
In Color, San Antonio College, Moody Learning Center, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Your Lips Make My Body Quiver, Blue Star Artspace, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, CT
Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX
MonoPlex/Radio K-ICE, CAM San Antonio, TX
Unit-B Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Walvis Gallery, Schiedam, Holland (solo)
Studio DSPS Foundation, Rotterdam, Holland (solo)
JumpStart, San Antonio, TX (animation) (solo)
Bravo! Rotterdam, Holland (solo)
Worm, Rotterdam, Holland (solo)
Doing Dutch, Fort Worth Art Center, Ft.Worth, TX (solo)
Hybridity, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, The Decorative Center, Houston, TX
Lana Santorelli Gallery, Southampton, NY
Walvis Gallerie, Scheidam, Holland
Exquisite Corpse, 118 Gallery, San Antonio, TX


Drive By Incubation, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Platform, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
Green Eggs and CAM, Cameo Theatre, San Antonio, TX (animation)
Affair at the Jupiter, Jupiter Hotel, Portland, OR

Bueno Ensemble, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo collaboration)
Vital Surge, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX (solo)
As You Wish, Paris Parsons School of Design Gallery, Paris, France (solo collaboration)

Blue Star 20, Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, San Antonio, TX curated by Tony Jones
San Antonio Painting, Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, San Antonio, TX
Funkadelicide, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY curated by D.Dominick Lombardi
Over the Top / Under the Rug, SICA, Long Branch, NJ

Hybrid Out, Lagos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, TX (solo)
Salsa and Tulips: Zandvliet and Fabian, Artoteek Schiedam, Schiedam, Holland (2- person)
Salsa and Tulips: Zandvliet and Fabian, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2- person)
Small Works
, Creative Center, New York, NY
Starving Artists Ball, Studio 42, New York, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids, New York, NY


Cultural Juxtaposition, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Squiggle, REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX (2-person)
Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX (solo)
Show-Offs, William Campbell Contemporary, Ft.Worth, TX
Digitalis 2, The Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlan, B.C. Canada curated by James K-M
Expo 500, 500X Gallery, Dallas. Curated by Vincent Falsetta.
EyeTwisters, Houston Community College Art Gallery, Houston, TX (curated)


The Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX (solo)
Painters X3:J.Fabian, F.Gay, C.McManemin, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX (catalog)
New American Talent 17, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX. curated by Kathryn Kanjo
Interrogating Diversity. Betty Rymer Gallery SAIC, Chicago, IL
Free Manifesta, Frankfurter Kunst Verein, Frankfurt, Germany
Project Enduring Look, Project House, Chicago, IL

Face-Off, Betty Rymer Gallery, SAIC. Chicago, IL
New American Talent 16, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX


Swirling Notions, The American Center, Islamabad, Pakistan (solo)
Recent Works, The National College of Arts Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (solo)
HiFi Masala, Visual Arts and Technology Gallery, San Antonio College, TX (solo)
Suspicious Activity, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Complex, San Antonio, TX (solo)

New American Talent 14, Arthouse, Austin, TX

Dishman Competition, Dishman Gallery, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, curated by James Yood
South Texas Art Museum, Corpus Christi, TX

In-Flux, West End Gallery, Houston, TX
South Texas Art Museum, Corpus Christi, TX

Trace Elements, The Cactus Bra Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo)

Listening for the Echoes, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX (solo)
NTID Switzer Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Grabados Universidad de Texas, Instituto Cultural Peruano Northeamericano, Lima, Peru

Next Wave, 1203 Art Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX curated by Ken Little
Visions Gallery, Albany, NY

Bloch, Fabian, Martinez, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL

Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL


2012 CAAP Grant project with Bett Butler and Joel Dilley, “The Dellview Concert”
2012 “Art on Campus” – San Antonio College, creator of putting art in classrooms
2009 id11 Flatland, Delft Holland - Community based art installation and artist talk
2008 Granados Adult Center – Artwork created and donated for center lobby
2005-8 The Mind Wrestlers: An International art collaboration project
2001-2003Pak Sent Inc. South Asian Artists Educational Collaborative


The National Arts Program Foundation, Malvern, PA, Featured Artist 2/2013
RGV Art + Beyond Magazine,“Joan Fabian: Physical meets Digital” Cover article, Christa Brothers, April 2012
Escape into Life Magazine, “Culture by Color: Joan Fabian” March 2012
CBS Art Collections, “Artist Sells Art Work to Set Designer of CBS Studios The Goodwife” Fall 2011
San Antonio Express News: SA Cultura, “S.A. artist has Smithsonian Show” Elda Silva, June 27, 2010
“Flatlands id11:An Artists’ Residency 2009”, Artist Book published by City of Delft 2010
Revealing Culture Exhibition Catalog, Leanne Mella, Curator, Smithsonian Institution, 2010
Philip Kennicott on Michael Graves’s ‘Revealing Culture’ exhibit, The Washington Post, June 20, 2010
VSARTS: Revealing Culture, Smithsonian International, 2010
San Antonio Express News, Dan Goddard, November 3, 2007
Ft.Worth Telegram, Doing Dutch, May 10, 2007
Dallas Observer, Found Art, S.Anne Durham May 14, 2007
Arts Houston Magazine,  “Vital Surge”  Tria Wood, August 2005
Paris Voice, Oct/Nov 2005 “Joan Fabian and the Mindwrestlers at Paris Parsons”
San Antonio Express News, “Fine and Figurative” Dan Goddard, January 30, 2005
San Antonio Current, “Hollandy Sauce” Elaine Wolff, May 20-25, 2004
San Antonio Current, “Best Struggling Artist 2004” by Elaine Wolff, April 14-20, 2004
Glasstire Recommends, “Salsa and Tulips” Contemporary Arts Month lineup Summer, 2004
Fulbright Scholar Program Bulletin 05-06, “Tea, Paint, and the Rhythm of the Street Create Art”
San Antonio Express News “Fabian travels to Holland” by Edmund Tijerina, March 18, 2004
Look TV (Dutch Television) March 8 to March 20, 2004
Rotterdam Dagblad, “Kunstzinning samenwerken via internet” by Eva Crouwell, Feb 27,2004
Musis Magazine (full page color on cover) “Salsa = Tulips” by Hans Van Der Sloot, March 2004
Richland Chronicle, “Hybrid Out” by Kristen Walker, February 17, 2004
Dallas Observer “Sensual Delights” by Jay Webb June 28, 2003
Glasstire In Review: “San Antonio Update” by Felice Koenig, June 16, 2003 San Antonio, “Squiggle: Bold Strokes offer a deeper meaning”. By Chris Jones, May, 2003
DDA, “Digital Artists Interviews”, Spring, 2003
Glasstire Recommends, “Joan Fabian/Charlie Morris at REM Gallery”, May, 2003
ArtLies, “New American Talent” by Elizabeth McBride, Fall, 2002 (photo) San Antonio “Joan Fabian: Cultural Juxtaposition, Artist Collaborate via the Net” by Chris Jones, January , 2003.
Komix-Fumetti @ 360, Joan Fabian Interview by Claudio Parentela, Catanzaro, Italy. January , 2003
Buiten Westen Art Platform, “Joan Fabian” Schiedam, Holland.
Austin American Statesman,"Whimsy, whimsy on the Walls" by Michael Barnes, April 25, 2002
San Antonio Express News. "Artist Swirls Two Cultures" by Emily Spicer, December 2,2002
Absolute Arts Art News. New American Talent 16 Artists" Arlington Museum of Art. Sept 7, 2001
San Antonio Business Journal "Fabian Fulbright Fellow Returns" February 26, 2001
Dawn, "Joan Fabian Exhibit at NCA" December 13, 2000, (photo) "Report from San Antonio, Texas" by Michael Duncan (Los Angeles), August 8, 2000


home l paintings l mixed media l artist's statement l residencies l exhibitions l resume l press l contact