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 Queens, New York 11101


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Joel Voisard is a Queens-based, 3-D artist. Born in the rust belt, he earned a BFA in sculpture from Ohio State University and completed graduate work at Savannah College of Art and Design.

He moved to NYC in 2002 and has called it home since. Joel’s work has been exhibited and sold at The Future Perfect (solo exhibit),

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Subdivision Art, Henri Bendel, TenOverSix and American Design Club.

In 2009, he was selected as GLAAD's best emerging artist. He was also awarded a grant through the NYC Department of Transportation's Urban Arts Program for a public installation spanning the Pulaski Bridge.

Another large-scale, public installation at Astoria Park in Queens was completed in 2010.

His professional experience includes product design (Martha Stewart, Kmart, Target, Aviva Stanoff Design-textiles/housewares for Calvin Klein and Donna Karan,

Variety Accessories), visual design (Te Casan Soho, This and That, Subdivision Art), design and installation of 850sf virtual home display at Kmart corporate headquarters,

and a packaging patent purchased for worldwide distribution by Wal-Mart. Private clients include Usher, Maura Tierney, Shalom Harlow and a host of high profile clients.

 

The child of an artist and an architect, Joel was naturally drawn to the creative world and menthol cigarettes



Solo Exhibitions

Friends and Family - Zahzo Gallery, Manhattan, NYC 2012

Hardwared - The Future Perfect, Manhattan, NYC 2010

Astoria Music Now - Public Sculptures, Astoria Park, NYC 2010

NYC DOT – Public Art Commission, Pulaski Bridge Installation, NYC 2009

Fixings - Subdivision Art, NYC 2009

Light At the End of the Midtown Tunnel - Subdivision Art, NYC 2008

Queens Produce - Subdivision Art, NYC 2007

 

Group Shows

Scope Art Fair - Miami, Florida 2012

Thwart - AmDC, Brooklyn, NYC 2012

Untitled - Aris Building, Queens, NYC 2012

GLAAD OUT Auction – NYC 2010

Caked Up – NYC 2010

GLAAD OUT Auction – NYC 2009 (Winner Best Emerging Artist)

The Future Perfect Editions - NYC 2009

Runway Show - Jewelry, Fashion Week, NYC 2009 (Spring and Fall)

Runway Show - Jewelry, Fashion Week, NYC 2008 (Winter)

Summer Stage - Henri Bendel Fifth Ave., NY, NY 2006


Experience

Voisard Studio: LIC, NY        01/05-Present

Design and fabricate one of a kind sustainable furniture, lighting, sculptures and accessories. Selling throughout NYC and Los Angeles.
Participant in Design Week NYC 2006/2012. Participant Summer Stage 2006 Henry Bendel Fifth Ave. Featured In New York Times, May 2007, Pulse 2006 and LA Times 2009.
Highlighted on numerous blogs including Core 77, Mocoloco and Design Sponge.


Subdivision Art/Boutique: LIC, NY 2007-2009

Developed, designed and constructed front windows/in store visual displays. 

 

Variety Accessories: Sunnyside, NY 2003-2008

POP and packaging designer for mass markets including Martha Stewart, Lowes, Target, Walmart and Sears. Developed and designed textile repeats, graphics and embroidery.

 

Te Casan: New York, NY 2006-2007

Developed, designed and constructed front windows/in store visual displays for flagship Soho store. 

 

Aviva Stanoff Textile Design: Brooklyn, NY 2003-2004

Developed, designed and manufactured a complete line of house wares, including lamps, vases, votives, trays and placemats.
Incorporated one of a kind silk and paper fabrics. Fabrics were also used by Calvin Klein and Donna Karan.

 

This and That Co.: New York, NY 2003-2004

Assisted in the design and execution of a line of handbags, scarves and accessories made of various materials, including rickshaw vinyl, distressed leather and Himalayan wool.
Designed, constructed and merchandised all products for trade shows and exhibitions.

 

Education

Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia 9/01-8/02

Industrial Design Masters Program, Product Design Focus

 

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 9/95-6/00

BFA, Sculpture Focus

 

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