Artist Bio - Joan Fabian

Title of artwork: A Matter of Importance (Inner Dialogue)

A Matter of Importance (Inner Dialogue)
Joan Fabian

Chicago born Joan Fabian completed her BFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA at UTSA. She received a Fulbright Scholar Award to Pakistan where she worked and taught painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore. A world traveler, she has exhibited her works at Parsons School of Design in Paris, American Centre in Islamabad, the Museum of Non- Objective Art in St. Petersburg, Russia as well as completing two artist residencies in the Netherlands: Delft and Rotterdam. She has also exhibited locally at Blue Star Artspace, McNay Art Museum and Austin’s Women and Their Work Gallery. Her work was featured at the Smithsonian International in Washington D.C. and at the Museum of Delaware. She received a Pollock/Krasner Artist Award, Puffin Foundation Grant in addition to being selected as the Allen Haven Artist of the Year. Her works are in the US Embassies of Astana, South Central Asia and Lome, Togo, Africa. Her large San Antonio public art commission entitled The Vibrant Village was installed in the lobbies of the new San Antonio City Tower in March 2022. Her work was chosen as the design for the Department of Arts and Culture’s Official Fiesta Medal 2022. She received a San Antonio Artist Grant to create a new series of paintings exploring the meaning of “home” in the time of COVID-19 that will be exhibited at Ruiz-Healy Art Gallery in 2024.