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L. Joynes
Studio in Harlem, New York
Email : [email protected]
Website : http://532gallery.com/artists/les-joynes/
Working Medium
Mixed Media
Artist Statement
Les Joynes is founder of Form Laboratory, a time-based video and performance series with projects in Singapore, USA, France, Germany, Korea, Brazil and China. His work has exhibited at Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York (solo); Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York (solo); Alliance Francaise, Bangkok; Sandra Buergel Gallery, Berlin; Nylon, London; Amotgard, Norway (solo); Casa Gallery, Tokyo (solo); New General Catalog, Brooklyn; Peer/ Michael Mazzeo Gallery, New York; Mizuma Gallery, Tokyo; Mars Gallery, Tokyo; Norimatsu Museum, Japan (solo); The Museum of Modern Art, Wales; Gallery 4a, Sydney; The Art & Culture Foundation, Seoul; Japan Foundation; The AIT Tactical Museum, Tokyo; and The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Upcoming work is being prepared for exhibitions at Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo, 2012) and in Nagano, Japan (2012). His work has appeared in Art Monthly, UK; NHK Television Japan; and currently his work, Trace, is featured in Octopus, The Journal for Visual Culture at the University of California, Irvine. Fellowships and grants include: Treignac Projet, France; Nordic Artists Centre Fellow, Norway; Edwin Austin Abbey Fellow in public art, New York; Kolleg Artist Fellow at the Bauhaus Foundation, Germany. Nagasawa Artist Park, Japan; Erasmus Grant Recipient at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts de Paris; MEXT/ Japanese Ministry of Culture Scholar, Japan. Joynes received a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; Master of Arts in Fine Art Programme, Goldsmiths College, London; Master of Arts in Sculpture at Musashino Art University, Tokyo. And is also cum laude graduate of Boston University with a B.A History and M.Sc. He is completing the PhD program in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University focusing on time-based media and installation. He was 2008-2010 Visiting Scholar in the School of the Arts at Columbia University and is presently 2011-2012 Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia.
The Four Fathers, 2011,  oil on linen, ©2011.