About Joanne Teasdale
Born in Montreal, Canada, Joanne Teasdale immigrated to the United States in 2006 and lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She studied in Canada, France and the United States, and holds an art degree from Dawson College in Montreal. She has also taken classes in glass art and photography from established artists: Catherine Newell, Carrie Iverson, Erik Whittemore, Silvia Levenson, Thomas Kulbowsky and Alex Masi.
Joanne Teasdale is a human rights activist and her work revolves around the challenges, struggles and resilience of people in different parts of the world who are confronted with the atrocities of genocide, war and the breaking down of an economy.
Teasdale teaches and lectures in glass studios, in the US and Italy, as well as at the Corning Glass Museum, Corning, NY. As a photographer, she has been on assignments for the One Million Bones Project, a large scale installation in Washington, DC, with the purpose of bringing awareness to the genocides of the world. She has also traveled to Srebrenica, Bosnia, where she documented the 20 year commemoration of the genocide that took place during the Bosnian War in 1995. Her photographs have appeared on several book covers and her work has been the subject of articles in a variety of magazines, including RFOTO FOLIO, Art LTD, Glass Quarterly, The Willamette Week, the Pittsburgh Tribune and Southwest Art.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada, France, New York, Santa Fe, Portland, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Her work is also in the following collections: The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung Foundation, in Munich, Germany; The U Place Corporation in Brussels, Belgium; and the General Trust Bank in Montreal, Canada.