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Joan Truckenbrod


Joan Truckenbrod is a digital artist exploring the intersection of the digital realm with textiles. Currently she is creating hand digital Jacquard weavings using a TC2 loom. She also works with various forms of printmaking using digital images that juxtapose different aspects of the self that sometimes collide in conflict and other times collaborate, including incongruous, socially constructed and prescribed roles.

Her artwork is exhibited internationally. Earlier this year her textiles were included in the Weaving Data Exhibit at the Schnitzer Art Museum at PSU. In 2021 the Schneider Art Museum in Ashland Oregon hosted a solo exhibition highlighting Truckenbrod’s fiber artwork, titled Digital Fibers 1979 to Present. This year, one of her early textiles was included in a group exhibition at LACMA titled Coded: Art Enters the Computer Age, 1952–1982. The Whitney Museum of American Art included her early coded algorithmic textile and drawings in their exhibition Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965 to the Present in 2018 and 2019. This artwork is in their permanent collection. Truckenbrod’s textiles are included in collections at The Art Institute of Chicago, the Block Museum of Art, and the Illinois State Museum, have Truckenbrod’s textiles in their collections. Tina Sauerlaender published “A Short History of Self-Representation in Digital Art”. International Journal for Digital Art History, no. 5 (December):3.2-3.17 in 2020 that includes her artwork. https://doi.org/10.11588/dah.2020.5.77407.

Truckenbrod is Professor Emeritus in the Art and Technology Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has relocated her studio to Corvallis where she opened the non-profit Truckenbrod Gallery to exhibit professional and emerging artists. Joan Truckenbrod’s artwork is represented by the RCM Galerie in Paris, France.