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Joe Banish


As a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, I have exhibited at the BWAC Gallery in spring, summer and fall shows from 2014 to present. In addition, I participated in three juried shows sponsored by BWAC: “Art Over Time,” juror: Charlotta Kotik, a former head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum and current independent curator; July 11 – August 15, 2021, and “Wide Open 8,” juror: Cara Manes, Museum of Modern Art; May 13 – June 18, 2017 and “Color,” juror: Lilian Tone, Museum of Modern Art; July 23 – August 14, 2016.

In May of 2019 I exhibited in “The Freedom of Abstraction” at Site: Brooklyn Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn; In December 2011, I was selected to participate in “Layer Current,” part of CurateNYC, at Like the Spice Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. And in June of 2007 I exhibited in “The Submissions Show,” Sarah Bowen Gallery, in Williamsburg.

Multiple exhibitions in New York City and Detroit, Michigan dating back to 1975. For more info, please contact me.

The Performance Years

From 1979 to 1986, I performed more than a dozen art pieces in Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City. It began as an expression of frustration about not finding outlets to exhibit paintings. I spent the next seven years completing a cycle of disciplines that took me through soliloquies and monologues, dance and choreography, music and vocal performances and multimedia compositions. After experiencing the difficulties of arranging performances in New York, plus the lack of personal transportation and a network of friends for at-the-ready performers, I ended the effort in 1986. A more complete listing and description of performances is available on request.


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