Red Hook, New York
Joel Longenecker (born Lancaster PA, 1963), is a graduate of Tyler School of Art (BFA ‘85), and the University of Michigan (MFA ’88,) and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’88). He moved to New York in 1990, establishing a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In 2010 he relocated to the Hudson Valley, NY, where he continues to live and work. His work is represented by The John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2017
I want my paintings to be the embodiment of the landscape itself—slabs of earth, sky, and atmosphere that evoke the processes found in nature: growth and decay, build-up and erosion, creation and destruction. My aim is to push paint to new limits, past descriptive mandates, in pursuit of nature itself.”