Joanne Hummel Newell’s work is driven by the instantaneous and forever changing concerns of consciousness.
Human habits and social behaviour inform an improvised process which combines collage, painting, and installation, sometimes of a public nature and not limited to the confines of a gallery.
Carnivals, festivals and other found forms of creative expression fuel the colours and primitive quality of what she creates. The work forms a continuous investigation into representing a human expression which is honest, handcrafted and not designed, with paper being a primary material due to its familiar nature, having been touched by the hands of many.
Joanne Hummel Newell (b 1982) studied at Kingston University London from 2001 - 2004 and at The Royal College of Art, London, from 2004 -2006. Joanne is Co Director of artist run organisation Foal Arts is currently represented by Folly and Muse Gallery, London/Munich and Newblood Art London. Recent selected exhibitions and short lists include WW Gallery collateral exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Competition, Shoosmiths Art Prize, The Other Art Fair London and Art MUC Munich with Folly and muse Gallery. Press features include the UK Times and Observer Newspaper, Fresh Paint magazine selected by Andrew Salgado, After Nyne Magazine, women in art issue. Works are included in public and private collections in UK, USA, Hong Kong and Australia.
Joanne has also received a number of Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Awards for temporary installations and projects.
Solo exhibitions include The Farmer’s Clock, Hop Kilns Gallery, Isle of Wight 2015, Panic of the Human Fancy, Aspex Guildhall Gallery, Portsmouth 2014 Artist in Focus, Newashgate Gallery, Farnham 2013, Pocket Museum, The Lightbox, Woking 2012.
Group exhibitions include: IM IN THE GARDEN Foal Arts Depozitory 2017, MK Arts Shoosmiths Art Prize shortlist exhibition 2015, Out of the box, No format Gallery, London 2015, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Burlington Gardens, London 2014, XMAS BOGOF, WW Gallery, Hatton Gardens, London 2013, Spare Parts, The Rag Factory, London 2012, Jerwood Drawing Prize shortlist Exhibition, Jerwood space, London and touring 2012, Say What You See, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth 2012, Afternoon Tea, WW Gallery, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice 2011, Drawing the Line, Aspace Bargate Gallery, Southampton 2010, Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin 2010, Fukt Magazine Presents, Nomas Foundation, Rome 2010, No Man is an Island,The Empire, London 2007.