Joanne Proctor is an award winning contemporary visual artist based in Northern Ireland. She trained in Painting, specializing in Drawing at the Belfast School of Art, University of Ulster, where she graduated in 2008 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine and Applied Art.
Recent exhibitions include Bristle: Hair and Hegemony, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland (2017) Paper, Table, Wall and After, International Exhibition Hall, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan (2015) and Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (2014-15) The Poetry of Form, Custom House Studios, Westport, Co. Mayo (2015) Little Kingdoms, Catalyst Arts, Belfast (2014) Line – An Ambiguous Journey, with touring locations at The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire; Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast (2013) and Gerard Dillon Gallery, Culturlann, Belfast (2015) Co Lab, University Gallery, University of Ulster, Belfast (2013) The Omnia Scroll, Brighton Jubilee Library, Brighton, England (2013) Crystalline, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (2012-13) Home Grown, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge (2011-12) and Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy (2011).
Proctor was selected by the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast to participate in their Artist Career Enhancement Programme (2014-15) and was awarded an Artist Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES) award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (2016-17). Public collections include: Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, New York; The Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy; Arts Council of Northern Ireland and many private collections.
Image: Joanne Proctor, Steps and Stairs and Ladders to Climb, Slipping and Sliding with not much Time, Hand-Stitched Human Hair (Artist’s Own) on Canvas, 40 x 100 cm, 2010 © Joanne Proctor, 2017