On Tenderhooks

On Tenderhooks
Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
July 22 - September 23, 2006

"Head to Head"
Joan Tanner in conversation with Julien Robson

"Hand-Eye-Mind Coordination"
An essay by Michael Darling 
with forward by Meg Linton


in direct dialogue

in direct dialogue
Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara 
February 2 - March 2, 2013

"Between Abstraction and Figuration: Joan Tanner's Sensate Fabulations"
An essay by Colin Gardner

The False Spectator

The False Spectator
The Suyama Space, Seattle
January 18 - April 15, 2016

"Transient Presence: The Art of Joan Tanner"
An essay by Maiza Hixson
With preface by Beth Sellars


as is

as is
Fresno Art Museum
November 20, 2009 - January 10, 2010
in conjunction with the Distinguished Woman Artist Award for 2009

"The Skeleton Key"
An essay by John David O'Brien

Close Scrutiny

Close Scrutiny: The Art of Joan Tanner
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
June 17 - August 12, 1995

"Organized Decays: Joan Tanner"
An essay bu Hunter Drohojowska-philp
with introduction by Nancy Doll

Close Scrutiny: The Art of Joan Tanner is supported in part by
the National Endowment for the Arts & the Susan Bower Endowment Fund