Joanna Bavero

Joanna Bavero founded the company Splitting Image Art & Design.

She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and her MFA from Stony Brook University.

Joanna has shown in both group and solo exhibitions in galleries such as The Richard J. Demato in Sag Harbor, NY, Gallery North, (curated by Phillip Pearlstein) in East Setauket, NY, The Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York City and The Paul M. Zuccaire Gallery in Stony Brook.

She has been featured in publications and online galleries such as the International Emerging Artist Awards, American Art Awards, Studio Visit Magazine and Direct Art Magazine.


Inch by Inch

Joanna's work is comprised of both large and small-scale drawings and paintings that strive to create a sense of tension and unease amidst images of beauty and pleasure. It aims to challenge the viewer with their own biases as to what they find socially acceptable regarding the stigma around a woman's right to express her own sexuality. Materials play a significant role in the work. The pieces are composed using conceptually relevant alternative materials such as steel, plexiglass and florescent light casings. Reflective surfaces lend themselves to the voyeuristic nature of the artwork, allowing the viewer to literally see themselves in the piece.

"Speak" “"Speak"”

36" x 36" x 24" :: grease pencil on plexi

"Closed In" “"Closed In"”

12" x 9" :: graphite on frosted polycarbonate

"Feed" “"Feed"”

30" x 28" :: grease pencil on frosted polycarbonate

"Cut Deep" “"Cut Deep"”

48" x 11" x 2.5" :: grease pencil on plexi

"Magic" “"Magic"”

22" x 30" :: mixed media on frosted plexi

"Cold Hard Light" “"Cold Hard Light"”

5" x 7" graphite on frosted glass

"Sinner's Delight" “"Sinner's Delight"”

45" x 31.5" :: graphite on mylar

"Wrapped" “"Wrapped"”

5" x 7" :: graphite on frosted glass