Joan Fabian Meet

Joan Fabian

San Antonio, TX

About Joan Fabian

San Antonio, TX

Joan Fabian is an artist who was born in Chicago and currently lives and works in San Antonio. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for her BFA and received her MFA at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Fabian has worked for over 30 years as a professional contemporary artist.

On a "Fulbright Scholar Grant": to Pakistan, she taught painting and graduate studies at the National College of Art. During this time she investigated the contrast between abstract contemporary art and "Mughal miniature": painting styles and textile designs. Upon returning to the United States she formed a collective of Pakistani artists to promote discussion about contemporary art issues. This international collaboration was one of several that collectively earned her a "Puffin Foundation Award": in 2002.

Fabian’s long list of accomplishments stretches on from there. She received a "Pollock Krasner Grant": in 2005 and created an animated music video with San Antonio Jazz musician Bett Butler that sold to the "McNay Art Museum": in 2008. In 2010, her work, featured in, Revealing Culture, an exhibition curated by "Leanne Mell": and "Brandon Brame Fortune": at the Smithsonian International in Washington D.C.

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Other works by Joan Fabian

Selected Exhibitions

  • Santa Monica Art Studios
    Santa Monica, CA, 2011
  • Smithsonian Internation
    Washington, D.C., 2010
  • Princeton University
    Princeton, NJ, 2009
  • Foundation id11_Flatlands
    Delft, The Netherlands, 2009
  • Avram Gallery
    Chicago, IL, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Artist Sells Art Work to Set Designer of CBS Studios-CBS Art Collections
    September 15, 2011
  • San Antonio Artist has Smithsonian Show- San Antonio Express News
    June 27, 2010
  • Joan Fabian and the Mindwrestlers-Paris Voice
    Oct/Nov 2005


  • The University of Texas , MFA
    San Antonio,1996 
  • The School of the Art Insitute , BFA

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