Heart of Stone Necklace, coral, bone, silver, 33in L; I Dream of Kashmir Necklace, chrysoprase, turquoise, coral, silver, 24in L, pendant 6in x 3.5; Night of the Red Moon Necklace, murano glass, silver, rubber, 17in L
Joanna Biskupski earned an MFA in graphic design from the Institute of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland and was awarded a Fellowship from the Polish Association of Artists; and a grant from the Polish Ministry of Art and Culture. She has worked as a book designer and illustrator and has executed designs and illustration projects for numerous organizations, including the Hartford Courant.
She has participated, over the years, in art shows organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art and Hillside Museum and several Open Studio Hartford exhibits.
Joanna currently creates unique pieces, big bold designs with surprising elements: fringed tassels, pieces of lamp, door knockers, leather straps, carved animal faces.
Joanna is inspired by Native American art, as well as Tibetan, African and Mexican art.
Her work could be easily called wearable miniature sculpture. Each piece is unique, and she doesn’t want to repeat anything. Joanna additionally is a docent for the Museum of American Art in New Britain. Biskupski’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.