Joanna Cole Australian, b. 1972


Joanna Cole is a landscape painter with a foundation of continuous line drawing learned with Margie Hooper at the University of South Australia in the late 1990s. Completing a Masters in Art with excellence at UNSW in 2020 Cole continues to issue an organic line rendering unexpected placements of colour to elicit recognition of seasonal and human contributions to the landscape. The plein air process extorts a sense of wonder in the ephemeral. Light and the beauty of land-form and tree formations linger and distort through memory and repetition and the studio processes. Road trips offer a fresh perspective on urban nature. Collaboration and poetry, philosophical study fuses into app sketching technology examining the liminal spaces between reality, the imagined and yearned for, and screen worlds.


Over the last few years Joanna's paintings have been included in national publications, group and solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and regional NSW and held in private collections around the world. Finalist in the Waverley, North Sydney, Blacktown, NSW Parliament en Plein Air and Bowral District Art Prizes, Cole is interested in how contemporary art can prompt conversations about how we see the world and ourselves, how one thing leads to another.




s e l e c t e d   e x h i b i t i o n

2022   Waverley Art Prize 2022 (Group)

2022 Affordable Art Fair, Sydney, Brenda Colahan Fine Art

2022 Brenda Colahan Fine Art, Putney Autumn 2022 group exhibition
2022 Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf (Group) These are Picasso Days – Working from Home
2022 Duck Rabbit Gallery (Group) The Unbearable Lightness of Being
2022 Sheffer (Duo) July
2021 The Toowoomba Gallery (Group) Spring
2021 Barangaroo TOAF (Group) Land Forms
2021 Purple Noon (Solo) Magical Mystical
2020 Project Gallery 90 (Group)
2020 Mounted ARI (Group)
2020 Jardan (Group)
2019 Project Gallery 90 (Group) Small Works Christmas
2019 Wentworth Street Projects (Group) Groundwork
2019 Comber Street Gallery (Group) Capstone Project
2019 The Facility (Group) The Other Art Fair Melbourne
2018 Saint Cloche (Group) Sgraffito
2018 Grace Cossington-Smith Gallery (Group) Lifeblood
2018 Hazelhurst Regional Art Centre (Group) Movers & Shapers – Women and the land.

2018 Saint Cloche (Collaboration) Sunburnt Country
2017 Dank Street (Group) The Other Art Fair Sydney
2017 Saint Cloche (Group/Collaboration) Common Ground
2017 Saint Cloche Gallery (Solo) Never Fenced Country


e x p e r I e n c e

2022  Residency with Sian Faber, Gaucin, Spain

2022   Residency with Bondi Pavilion Housewarming, NSW

2022   Residency with Magnetic Island Creative Residencies, QLD

2022   Workshop Tutor – Exploring Drawing – Object to Abstract. Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre

2022   Workshop Tutor – The Pleasure of Looking & Seeing. Woollahra Gallery At Redleaf

2021  Workshop with Idris Murphy, Royal National Park, NSW
2018 Square One Studios tenancy
2018 Residency with Movers & Shapers Group, Yellow Box, Turondale
2018 Workshop with Clark Barrett, Broken Hill, Willangee Station
2017 Workshop with Peter Sharp, Sanctuary Point
2017 Saint Cloche Studio tenancy
2016 Bondi Pavilion Art Studio tenancy
2015 Workshop with Luke Sciberras, Hill End
2014 Workshop with Alan Jones, Newcastle


e d u c a t I o n
2014-2020 University of New South Wales –Master of Art (with Excellence)
1996-99 University of South Australia – Bachelor of Visual Communication (Honours)


s e l e c t e d  p u b l I c a t I o n s
2021 Art Edit March Promotion
2019 Art Edit March Feature Ones to Watch
2018 House & Garden Magazine May Front Cover & Contents
2017 House & Garden Magazine September p36


a w a r d s

2022  Waverley Art Prize Finalist

2022 North Sydney Art Prize Finalist

2021 Blacktown Art Prize Finalist
2018 NSW Parliament en Plein Air Art Prize Finalist
2018 Bowral District Art Society Art Prize Finalist


c o l l e c t I o n s
Private collections in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, Brisbane, Perth,
UK, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, India and United States.


p u b l i c  w o r k s
2019-2020 Internal wall murals – Wylie’s Landscapes – The Nest Creative Studios