Joan Oh

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, 720

Joan Oh, Semantic Folly, Excerpt (2020).

Working across a variety of media, Oh's work presents itself as an interrogation and observation on intimacy and labor, dealing with the banality of the daily experience. Staging an intimate discourse and persuasive rhetoric with personal subjects, her work is masked in humor, referencing popular culture to amplify certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society. Oh is a 2015 recipient of the Toby Devan Lewis Foundation prize and is currently participating in the 2019 - 2020 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.