Selected Exhibitions


Two Person exhibit, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


Color/Form Sculpture Exhibition, Robert T. wright Gallery at College of Lake County, Gayslake, IL, Juror: Ann Rintz, 

Sculpture: Motley Cruise, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL Juror: Bernard Williams,

DuMA Biennial 2023, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, Juror: Pamela Caserta Hugdahl,

Water Street Artists' Collective, Tall Grass Arts Association, Park Forest, IL

The Artist’s Voice, Artmakers North, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL


Sculpture Invasion 2022, Koehnline Museum, Desplaines, IL, Curator: Nathan Harpaz

InterActions, Atelier Newport, Newport, RI

Water Street Collective, four-person exhibit, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL


5th Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago,IL, Juror: Alison Wong

Water Street Artists' Collective, Water Street Studios, Batavia, I

9th Annual Bridgeport Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, Jurors: Yaounde Olu and Jeffrey Hirst

2021 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Arti Center, Evanston, IL, Jurors: Alpha M Burton, Dan Devening, Kate Pollasch


The Rockford Midwestern Biennial 2020, October 9 to January 31, 2021, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Juror: Jim Dempsey

Material and Mark-making in Abstraction,, Curators: Jeff Hirst and Lisa Pressman

Welcome Home, Atelier Newport Gallery, Newport, RI

Art in the Time of Pandemic: Best Foot Forward, Part 1,            JOANNEMATTERAARTBLOG.BLOGSPOT.COM

HOME, A Virtual Exhibit, Woman Made Gallery, juror/curator; Jenifer Weigel

Art in the Time of Quarantine, (Virtual), The Art Center of Highland Park, Highland Park, IL
Pushing Boundaries, Bent, Cut. Cracked, Smashed and Hammered    
Black and White, AIR Gallery, Glencoe, IL

Fayum 21, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

Contemporary Ancients, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Havn, MI
75th Annual Wabash Valley Annual ExhibitionSwope Art Museum
Terra Haute, IN, Juror: David Butler, Award of Distinction, and Award of Recognition.

Visual Dialogues, Two person exhibit, Court House Art Galllery, Woodstock, IL
Anything But Flat, International Encaustic Conference, Truro, MA, Juror: Joanne Mattera
Wax Paper, Provincetown Commons, Provincetown, MA, Curator: Kelly Austin-Rollo

Variations in Wax, State Street Gallery, Robert Morris University,
Chicago, IL
Painting With Fire, Zhou Brothers Art Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Sergio Gomez
Asemic Writing:For Your Interpretation, three-person exhibit, North Central College, Napervill, IL
Summer Exhibit, Atelier Newport, Newport Rhode Island
Woman Made Midwest Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Deb Flagel
IN THE ABSTRACT with Shelley Gilchrist, Jeff Hirst and Karen Tichy
Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana
Jumping Spiders Can See the Moonwith Susan Emmerson and Elyse Martin
Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL
Diffused Surface (invitational), Curateors: Mary Bookwalter, Janice Meister, Carol Weber, Argonne National Laboratory,Argonne, IL
ENCAUSTIC 2017: Rebirth of an Ancient Medium (invitational), Curator: Lelde Kalmite, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
Oddly Enough, with Susan Emmerson and Elyse Martin, The Art Center of Highland Park, Highland Park, IL
BITS and PIECES-Combined, Two perosn show with Lynn Tsan, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL
The Mark of the Brush, Tenth International Encaustic Conference, Truro, MA, Juror: Christine McCarthy
Rockford Midwestern 74th Biennial, Rockford, IL, Juror: Sarah Krepp
No 10, Adam Peck Gallery, Provinctown, MA
Cut and Color, with Susan Emmerson and Elyse Martin, Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL
DOTS, Chicago Arts District, Chicago, IL Curators: de Pintor, Martin and Eisenberg
Harmonics, solo exhibit, Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, IL 
13th Annual Art in Motion, Lurie Center Atrium, Chicago, IL, Juror: James Rondeau 
Expansive Visions, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, curated by Beth Shadur 
Textural Encounters, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 
Oil and Water, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror: Sarah Krepp 
Gendering Desire, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL 
Fused, Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL, curated by Jessica Segal 
Fusion, Eggman and Walrus Emporium, Santa Fe, NM, Jurors: Bonny Liebowitz and Rod Lambert 
Encaustic USA, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, Jurors: Paul Klein and Shelley Gilchrist 
RED, A gallery, Provincetown, MA,  
Natura Viva: Flora Fauna and Us, ArtCurrent Gallery, Provincetown, MA, curated by Debra Claffey 
FUSEDChicago; A Group Encaustic Exhibition, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, curated by Steven Jones 
Evocative, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, Juror: Paul Klein,  
Tactile Encounters, Kemper Gallery, IIT, Chicago, IL  
National Juried Encaustic Exhibition, Encaustic Art Institute, Cerrilos, NM, Jurors:  Ellen Koment and Mark Di Prima 
Ways of Making: National Juried Competition, Governor’s State University, University Park, IL, Jurors: Aaron Ott and Jason Foumberg 
Rockford Midwestern, 72 Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, Juror:  Lisa Stone 
Biotic Semiotics: Drawing on Signs of Nature, Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Juror:  Michelle Grabner 
Beverly Art Competition, Chicago, IL, Jurors:  Olivia Gude and Brad Killam 
Catawampus, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, IL, Jurors:  P. Ershen and M. Ries 
New Encaustic Explorations, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL,  
Fused, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL,  
54th Annual Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, Jurors:  Darryl Jensen and John Riepenhoff  
Encaustic: Hot Art, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL,  
Flow and Control, Fourth Annual Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College, Beverly, MA, Juror:  Joseph Carroll  
12” x 12” Show, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, Juror: Kelly Gillum, (2nd Place Award) 
Member Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008, Juror:  Corinne Peterson 
From Sham to Shame, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008, Jurors: A. Berg and M.Grubb 
New Works by New Artists, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, 2007, Juror: Beate MInkovski, (Honorable Mention) 
12” x 12” Show, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL, 2006, Juror: M. Hawkins, (Third Place) 
The Invented Figure, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002, Juror:  Judith Raphael 
Womack, Linda, Embracing Encaustic, eBook, third edition, 2015
Lynette Haggard Blog, Artist Interviews & My Art News, June 14, 2010 
Inhabiting the Body: A Collection of Poetry and Art by Woman, Co-edited by Nina Corwin and Mary H. Ber, Moon Journal Press, 2002    
M.S.W., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 
B.F.A., Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 
Atelier Newport, Newport, Rhode Island