Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Joelle Dietrick

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: NC
MacDowell fellowships: 2017

Joelle Dietrick's paintings, drawings, and animations explore contemporary connections to place through the lens of housing markets and seaports. Her work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Transitio_MX in Mexico City, TINA B Festival in Prague and Venice, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, MCA San Diego, Long March Space Beijing, ARC Gallery Chicago and Soho20 New York. She has attended residencies at the Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Anderson Ranch, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Banff Centre for the Arts and received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of California, Florida State University, the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. At MacDowell, she completed digital illustrations and paintings in preparation for a mural at Millerntor Gallery in Hamburg, Germany. This work lays the groundwork for her 2017-18 three-country Fulbright about transnationalism through an examination of seaport infrastructure in Germany, Chile, and Hong Kong.



Joelle Dietrick worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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