Joan Jonas (USA)
Born 1936 in New York. Lives and works in New York.
After studying art history and sculpture, Jonas became a pioneering female performer, striving to develop performances indoors and outdoors combining the use of mirrors, hand-props, drawings, and film. After The Juniper Tree (76), she developed story like performances and installations inspired by a variety of literature and myths, in doing so she was questioning the spectator as to body, gender, memory, and identity.
"Untitled (coyote)", 2007
Copyright Joan Jonas, courtesy Wilkinson Gallery, London, and Yvon Lambert,