About Joni Sternbach
Joni Sternbach was born in the Bronx, New York. She graduated from New York University/International Center of Photography (ICP) with an M.A. in Photography in 1987. She was part of the adjunct faculty at NYU for over 20 years, and is currently a faculty member at ICP and the Center for Alternative Photography in NYC teaching wet plate collodion.
Sternbach uses early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most desolate deserts in the American West to some of the most prized surf beaches on both coasts. Sternbach’s solo exhibition, SurfLand, which captures portraits of surfers in tintype, opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, in May 2009. SurfLand will travel to the Southeast Museum of Photography in 2013. Sternbach’s first monograph, SurfLand, was published in May 2009 by Photolucida. Sternbach is represented by Joseph Bellows in La Jolla, CA, and Edward Cella Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Kenise Barnes in New York. Her work is part of many public collections including the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the recipient of several grants including NYFA and CAPS.
About the Art Park/ Atlantic Residency Program
The program aims to financially support an artist, allowing them to produce a body of work outside of their everyday environment. Two 6 week residencies are offered each year. The program is coordinated, funded and managed by Art Park.
The program is generously supported by Atlantic Guesthouses Byron Bay, who provide the artist with accommodation and studio/workshop space. Each residency may incorporate a solo exhibition, public lecture/floor talk and community workshops. The Art Park/Atlantic Artist Residency Program supplies and funds the following:
- Fully furnished accommodation for a period of up to 6 weeks.
- A studio/workshop space is available adjacent to the accommodation. A larger printmaking studio is also available off site.
- Economy class travel from the Artists home to Byron Bay and return.
- A daily allowance will be paid to the artist to assist with miscellaneous daily expenses.