*Grace Gallery, Mills River, NC. 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, 2023. [1 work]

*Grace Gallery, Mills River, NC. 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2022. [1 work]

*Artists Collective | Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC. Annual Juried Exhibition 2022. [1 work]

*The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC. Art in Bloom 2022. [1 work]

*Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC.  New Faces. March 27—May 7, 2021. [9 works]

*Asheville Regional Airport, NC. Passage, curated group show (6 artists), July 2021 – November 2021. [7 works]

*Upstairs Artspace, Tryon, NC.  Nothing Has Changed, Everything Has Changed — Artists Speak Out, October 3 – November 13, 2020. [2 works]

* The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC. Art in Bloom 2020.

* The Gallery at Flat Rock, Flat Rock, NC. Art in Bloom 2019.

* Chautauqua National, Eastern Kentucky University, Giles Gallery, Richmond, Kentucky. Truths and Consequences: national juried group show, 2019.

* Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA. Three: National juried group show, 2018.

* Monmouth Museum, Main Gallery, Lyncroft, NJ. 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. Juried group show, 2018.

* BrassWorks Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Sight-specific: Studio Montclair’s Banner Artists. Juried group show, 2017. [10 works]

* Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, NY. Duality of Feminine and Feminist: National juried group show, 2017.

* Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY. Plein Air and Beyond: Juried group show, 2016-2017. [2 works]

* Montclair Public Library Gallery, Montclair, NJ. Portfolio Series: Imaginary Places: Juried group show, 2016. [3 works]

* Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY. Collectors Curate: Invitational group show, 2015-16. [2 works]

* Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL. Last Exit: Painting: Juried group show, 2015. [2 works]

* Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY. Active Member Wall: Small invitational solo show, 2015. [3 works]

* Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY. Cragsmoor Artists Today: Group show, 2015.

* Healing Arts Gallery, Ellenville Regional Hospital, Ellenville, NY. Solo show, 2015.

* Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY. Peace & Justice: Juried group show, 2015.

* Stray Cat Gallery, Bethel, NY. Three-artist show, 2013.

* Ellenville Public Library & Museum Ellenville, NY. Solo show, 2013.

* Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. New Directions ’12: 27th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibit, 2012.

* Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. Surreal Visions: Juried group show, 2011.

* Unison Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Solo show, 2011.

* Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY. Four group shows, 2009, 2010.

* Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY. Eleven Pick Two: Invitational group show, 2009-10.

* Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY. Solo show, 2009. Juried competition.

* Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY. Spring Exhibit: Three-artist show, 2009.

* The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY. National Small Works, Painting: Juried show, 2007.

* Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY. Susquehanna Regional Art Competition: Juried show, 2007.

* River Stone Arts Gallery, Haverstraw, NY. Group show, 2007.

* Garnerville Gallery, Garnerville, NY. Juried show, 2006.

* Catskill Mountain House, Napanoch, NY. Solo show, 2006.

* Aroma Thyme Bistro, Ellenville, NY. Solo show, 2006.

* Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY. 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Annual Art Expo: Guest Artists Show: juried shows, 2002-05; Curator, 5th Guest Artists’ Show, 2005.

* James Douglas Gallery, Montgomery, NY. Solo show, 2005.

* Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY. Regional Exhibit: Juried show, 2004.

* Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY. National Exhibit: Juried show, 2004.

* Garnerville Gallery, Garnerville, NY. Group show, 2004.

* Cragsmoor Historical Society, Cragsmoor, NY. Solo show, 2003.

* Core Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Three-artist show, 2002-03.

* Core Gallery, New Paltz, NY. Group shows, 2001 & 2002.

Prior Exhibits
* New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ. Group show.
* Vida Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Juried show.
* Marin Artists Association Gallery, San Rafael, CA. Group show.
* Marin Arts Guild Gallery, Belvedere, CA. Group show.
* Chuck Levitan Gallery, NY, NY. Solo show.
* James Kiebert Gallery, Haverstraw, NY. Group show.
* Ark Gallery, Accord, NY. Solo show.
* Douglas College Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. Solo show.
* Vorhees Art Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Group show.

COLLECTIONS Designed fashion collection, based on 6 of my paintings, for this online merchant. 2016.

Hudson River Editions, South Nyack, NY: Past affiliation
Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, FL: Past affiliation
Museum of Modern Art Loan Collection, NY, NY (defunct)
French & Co. Gallery, NY, NY
Galería Juana Mordó, Madrid, Spain
Syracuse University Print Collection, Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University Painting Collection, Syracuse, NY
Numerous Private Collections in the United States, Europe, and North Africa


MFA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ: Studio Art
BFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY: Studio Art
Art Students League Summer School, Woodstock, NY


2023 North Carolina Artist Support Grant Awardee.

2022 Honorable Mention for My First Lie. 19th Annual Juried Art Exhibition: Grace Gallery, Mills River, NC.

2009 Solo show: Juried competition. Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY.

2007 Juror’s Choice Award #2 for Spring Nap. National Small Works, Painting: The Main Street Gallery, Groton, NY.

2004 The H. Clark Bell Award for In Repose. Regional Exhibit: Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY.

Other awards: New York State Arts Alive Grant: Creative Artists Public Service Program; Teaching Fellowship, Rutgers University; Woodstock Artists Association Grant; Art Students League Scholarship; Studio Award, Syracuse University


“Interview with Joan Lesikin.” Rapid River Magazine Nov. 2021, vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 26-31. [Illustrated with photos.]

Kerr, Tom. “When Backing Up Is Not an Option.”  Asheville Made 40 – 42 (Sept 2019). [with photos]

“Two Takes on Fabric at Henderson County Open Studio Tour.” The Laurel of Asheville 24 (September 2019). [with photos]

Tortorello, Michael. “Is That Chervil Winking ‘At Me?” The New York Times D1. (20 Nov 2014). 3 ¶’s on my work in a longer article.

Smart, Paul. “Disruptng the Commomplace [sic].” Woodstock Times 26 (25 June 2009).

Rubin, Brian. “Awe: Joan Lesikin.” Ellenville Journal 9 (17 Aug. 2006).

Karr, Joe and Elizabeth Geyer. “Arts Review.” The Sunday Record 8B (10 April 2005).


2019 Warmth selected for annual banner, ArtScape, Hendersonville, NC.

2018 Free at Last selected for annual banner, ArtScape, Hendersonville, NC.

2017 Shawangunk Ridge selected for banners, displayed October―December, Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ.

2017 Guest Artist Presentation, Community Arts Association, Allendale, NJ.

2016 Guest Artist Presentation, Pine Bush Public Library, Pine Bush, NY.

2015 Guest Artist Presentation, Cragsmoor Free Library, Cragsmoor, NY.

2012 Half page (Full-color photo: A Change Is Gonna Come and text.) Direct Art. Vol. 19 (p. 88).

2009 2010 Pack Art (Seed Packet Art competition winner): Hudson Valley Seed Library, Accord, NY. New England Pie Pumpkin. Some related exhibits: Roos Arts, Rosendale, NY; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY.