HAPPY PRIDE! This summer I am exhibiting in the following cities:
JUNE Baltimore, MDGallery Blue Door at Emmanuel
JUNE Bethesda, MDPride Repped at Extend Yoga
JUNE Ventura, CAThe Pink Tide at Dama Gallery
JULY San Diego, CAPROUD+ at The Studio Door
AUGUST Washington, DC — Solo Exhibition, Totem, at IA&A at Hillyer

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Joan Cox

My most recent paintings, "Duo Totem" and "I Was Once a Tomboy" are currently on view at Dama Gallery in Ventura, CA through June 29 in a group exhibition by queer and queer-allied artists curated by Micheal Swank: The Bureau of Queer Art Volume 4: Pink Tide The Pink Tide Online Exhibition

PLUS view my companion SOLO exhibition, titled Los Jardines del Amor through August 12, 2024 on Artsy platform

CLICK here for a FREE digital download of the 100+ page queer art magazine Bureau of Queer Art, Volumes 1 - 4
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pictured to left, Duo Totem oil on canvas, 72" x 77" available for purchase on Artsy.


Portraits Project
A nine-movement oratorio performance paired with nine portraits and choreographed dance.
Premiering at the Kennedy Center on June 16, 2024
Gay Men's Chorus of DC and the 17th Street Dance company
Washington, DC TIX still available!

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PROUD+, 7th Annual Exhibition
The Studio Door, San Diego, CA
July 2 - August 3, 2024
Opening reception, Saturday, July 13

IA&A at Hillyer Gallery
Solo exhibition, Totem
August 2 - September 1, 2024


"Earthquake Picnic"
MassArt X SoWa Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts
August 26 – October 15
3rd Annual Alumni Group Exhibition at Massachusetts College of Art & Design

"The Inevitability of Absence"
Culture Lab at the Plaxall Gallery
Long Island City, New York
August 31 – November 19
Curated by Tess Howsam and featuring the immersive performance, “The Incomplete Collection” by Linked Dance Theatre.

"I am here"
Studio Montclair Gallery
Montclair, New Jersey
September 15 – October 20
A collaboration with OutMontclair at the Studio Montclair Gallery that explores what it means to be queer and be ourselves.

"Nor'Easter: The 53rd Annual Juried Members Exhibition"
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, Connecticut
September 21 — October 8, 2023
This prominent show highlights the exceptional work of emerging artists in all media in a museum setting.

"Artscape B23"
Artscape Baltimore Gallery Space
16 W North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland
September 22 — 24, 2023
Artscape will include visual art exhibitions, main stage music
performances, culinary delights, community gathering spaces, immersive family & youth experiences, an artist marketplace, and so much more!

"Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art"
Monmouth University Art Center
West Long Branch, NJ
March 15, 2023 – January 1, 2024
These artworks create spaces devoted to celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and representation on the Monmouth University campus. The aim of this project is to foster a greater sense of community, and ensure that all feel welcome on our campus.

In this Body of Mine
MassArt x SoWa Gallery
Boston, Massachusetts
June 10 - July 16
Curators: Liz Faust and Joan Cox

Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut
June 1 - July 13
Curator: Stamatina Gregory, Head Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, NYC

Bmore Amplified
Baltimore City Hall Galleries
June 7 - August 31
Baltimore, Maryland
Curators: Alysha Page, Katie Rickman and Joan Cox

13th Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Exhibition
Lore Degenstein Gallery
November 5–December 11, 2022
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Juror: Mira Gerard

Women Artists Making Their Mark
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts
August 15 – November 6, 2022
Mill Valley, California
Online Catalog

35th September Competition Exhibition
Alexandria Museum of Art
July 8 – October 8, 2022
Alexandria, Lousiana
Juror: Elizabeth Chubbuck Weinstein

Unmasked, A Contemporary Portrait Exhibition
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences(LBIF)
July 16 – August 14, 2022
Long Beach Island, New Jersey (first place prize)
Juror: Dr. Jessica Todd Smith, Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and Manager of the Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

By and About Women II
The Regional Center for Women in the Arts
April - Dec 2022
Westtown, Pennsylvania (third prize winner)

PROUD+ 2022, 5th Annual National LGBTQIA Exhibition
The Studio Door Gallery
June4–July 30, 2022
San Diego, California Digital Catalog
CURATED by Alyssa Nitchun, Executive Director,
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

Show Your Pride
Artworks Gallery
Ware, Massachusetts (best composition prize)

Celebrating the Figure
Artworks Gallery
April 9 - April 30, 2022
Ware, Massachusetts

Baltimore Fine Art Print Fair Catalyst Contemporary booth
April 28–May 1, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland

Who We Are: Portraying Identity
Cabrillo Gallery
Juried by Pauli Ochi of Ochi Projects, Los Angeles
March 7 – April 8, 2022
Santa Cruz, California
Media Coverage

Surface In/Sight: Printmaking Today
Core New Art Space
March 11 - March 27, 2022
Lakewood, Colorado

Empowerment vs. Exploitation
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
February 8 – March 26, 2022
South Yarmouth, Massachusetts
CURATED by Molly Demeulenaere

Catalyst Contemporary
523 N Charles Street, Baltimore, 21201
November 14th, 2019 - January 11th, 2020
CURATED by Liz Faust and Brian Miller

Art Miami
Catalyst Contemporary
December 1 - 5, 2021
Miami, Florida

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
July 17, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Virginia Beach, VA
CURATED by Alison Byrne and Heather Hakimzadeh

Amplify focuses on the experiences of woman-identifying artists in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Washington, D.C. Virginia MOCA curators have connected with curatorial colleagues and asked them to share their recommendations of woman-identifying artists who are exploring identity and the gendered roles of women. Constructs regarding a woman’s identity can be complicated and loaded with political agendas and nuances; yet they are also fascinating, beautiful, and filled with joy when embraced in all their forms. Through a variety of media and approaches, the artists in Amplify explore some of the many aspects of what it is to be a woman. They reveal common themes from an intersectional, and deeply personal lens.

Organized by the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Curated by Alison Byrne, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Education, & Heather Hakimzadeh, Curator.

Tomboy solo exhibition
January 11 - March 28, 2019

Taboo solo exhibition
Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College in Maryland
Sept. 22 - Dec 8, 2013
CURATED by Laura Amussen

You can view all of the work and installation photos of Taboo on the Baker Artist Award nomination website.