"Pretty Poison" - LA artist JoAnn Belson's striking portraits on display
Jane Coats and Dianne Wright of Coats-Wright Art & Design are pleased to introduce to the Midwest the work of acclaimed LA based artist, JoAnn Belson. Her works are striking, tactile portraits of her past, present and her inner world. The display will begin with a Reception on November 10 at the Indiana Design Center. From 5-8 p.m. experience her awe-inspiring works while enjoying refreshments and socializing with fellow art enthusiasts.
JoAnn Belson’s works are striking, tactile portraits of her past, present and her inner world. Fearless in the face of the subconscious, Ms. Belson follows where the Muse leads her, and her series are an unusually well documented account of her creative process.
As a student at Chouinard Art Institute and Cal Arts, she investigated the relationship between drawing, painting and sculpture to uncover their limitations and break the boundaries between them. She studied painting with Martin Lubner, and a passion for reinventing space was ignited by collaboration with architect Michiel Lehrer and further broadened her concept of canvas. From painting and collage to furniture, fabric and ceramic design, Ms. Belson’s inspiration and mastery extends to all materials that can be used to convey her vision.
JoAnn Belson’s work has been featured in the pages of The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times, as well as various European art and shelter publications. Ms. Belson’s corporate collectors include Sony Pictures, Dreamworks and Jim Henson Films, and her work has been used in several films. Private collectors include Nancy Meyers, Diana & Barry Levinson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Robin & Marsha Williams, Billy & Janice Crystal, Phil Jackson Taylor and Wendy & Peter Asher, to name a few. Ms. Belson has had one-woman shows at the Karen Lynn Gallery in Boca Raton Florida and Green Space in Beverly Hills California. Her work is regularly showcased at the LA Art Show.