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Joanna Poag, M.F.A

Professor of Art


Using line as a means to form, Joanna’s work explores homeostasis of systems, and the resulting entropy or equilibrium of a self-regulating whole; a glimpse into a living, open system. The renewing of life and growth over time in even the smallest of structures is refreshing to her, and she seeks to create a glimpse of the elegance of the (dis)order she finds so captivating. Joanna has exhibited nationally and internationally, and was a 2016 NCECA Emerging Artist. When she’s not making in clay, she enjoys working on set pieces for the Roberts Student Theater performances.

Joanna is the Davison Gallery Director and teaches courses for the 3D concentration (ceramics and sculpture). She loves mentoring students in ways that develop their ability to find connections between their observations and dynamic visual forms and experiences.

Joanna and her husband, Kyle, live in Rochester, NY and enjoy going on hikes and frequenting the local playgrounds with their two children.

Her artwork can be seen below or at her website:

“I love guiding students as they develop into thoughtful, innovative people. It is rewarding to challenge and support them as they reach towards their full potential in art making.”

sculpture by joanna poag flourishes detail by Joanna Poag detail of sculpture by Joanna Poag

images by Walter Colley