Joey Fauerso

Joey Fauerso’s body of work resides at an intersection between painting, drawing and performance. For the last ten years, she has produced a series of paintings, animations and videos that rely on gesture and improvisation to contrast 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 connecction and disconnection 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 recieved her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, in 2001 and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1998. 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 solo exhibitions at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX; Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA. And group exhibitions at Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin, Colombia; Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City, MX; Villa Terrace Museum, Milwaukee, WI. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and residencies and recently participated in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien Residency in Berlin, Germany, and 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; "Teardowns" Installation View
Joey Fauerso; "Teardowns" Installation View
Joey Fauerso; "Teardowns" Installation View
Joey Fauerso; Thicket, 2016; acrylic on paper; 22 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Underground, 2016; acrylic on paper; 102 x 131 in.
Joey Fauerso; Traps, 2016; acrylic on paper; 34 x 151 in.
Joey Fauerso; Get Together, 2016; acrylic on paper; 60 x 40 in.
Joey Fauerso; The Excursion, 2015; acrylic, gouache on paper; 40 x 60 in.
Joey Fauerso; Talk with your Head, 2016; acrylic on paper; 34 x 73 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; Sam with Flowers, 2012; oil on paper; 22 x 30 in.
Joey Fauerso; Selijalandsfoss, 2012; watercolor on paper; 17 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Potomac, 2012; oil on paper; 24 x22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Sunset, 2011; serigraph; 30 x 22 in.
Joey Fauerso; Force Field, 2009; watercolor on paper; 21 x 13 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.