Joey Fauerso

Joey Fauerso’s body of work resides at an intersection between painting, drawing and performance. For the last ten years she has been working on a series of paintings, animations and videos that rely on gesture and improvisation to explore themes of nature, culture, gender, family and humor. Her work often depicts the human body in relationship with the landscape as a metaphor of the fine line that exists between nature and culture. Fauerso pulls from several sources of inspiration including her experiences growing up in a Transcendental Meditation community in Iowa, an ongoing interest in the ways gender is expressed and defined in Western art and as a parent and observer interested in the cognitive and creative processes of children. 

Fauerso obtained an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, in 2001 and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1998, with Honors and High Distinction. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with recent shows at Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, MX; Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee, WI; and David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies and recently participated in the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions Residency, in New York (2014-15). She lives and works in San Antonio with her husband Riley Robinson and their two sons.  

Joey Fauerso; Nick, 2014; oil on Yupo; 36 1/2 x 40 in.
Joey Fauerso; The Banks, 2014; oil on Yupo; 40 x 48 in.
Joey Fauerso; A Good Man is Hard to Find, 2014; watercolor on paper; 16 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Understory, 2014; watercolor on paper; 15 3/4 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Shoreline, 2014; oil on Yupo; 60 x 40 in.
Joey Fauerso; Jefferson County, 2012; oil on paper; 24 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Tower Fall (1), 2012; oil on paper; 46 x 31 in.
Joey Fauerso; Yosemite Fall, 2012; watercolor on paper; 22 x 18 in. each (diptych)
Joey Fauerso; Force Field, 2010; watercolor on paper; 22 x 18 in.
Joey Fauerso; Sunset, 2011; serigraph; 30 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Open, 2008; watercolor on paper; 46 x 42 in.
Joey Fauerso; Guadalupe–After Images, 2014; digital prints of oil paintings; 100 x 204 in.
Joey Fauerso; Guadalupe projection still
Joey Fauerso; Dog Hospital, 2015; watercolor and gouache on paper; 12 x 9 in.
Joey Fauerso; Drawing Battle, 2015; single channel video; 1:55:00