Competition: US & Canada
Joey Fauerso was raised in a Transcendental Meditation community in Fairfield, Iowa. She is an artist and Professor in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. She received her BFA from the University of Iowa, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work consists mostly of painting, video, installation and performance addressing issues of gender, humor and family. Recently her work has been exhibited at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, MASS MoCA, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Drawing Center in New York, and New Mexico State University Art Museum. Fauerso has been the recipient of multiple grants and residencies, including the Joan Mitchell Grant for Painters and Sculptors, the Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, the Open Sessions residency at The Drawing Center in New York, the Golden Foundation Grant, Dallas Museum of Art Kimberough Grant, the RAIR Artist in Residence Grant, Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. She lives with her family in San Antonio, Texas.