Joanna Proffitt is a photography-based artist who creates abstract images using the technique of intentional camera movement. “My pieces invite the viewer to experience the work on a more emotional level,” she has said. “I believe abstract art taps into more of one’s imagination”. With its lack of detail and emphasis on form and color, her work can sometimes resemble an impressionist painting. She is inspired by the diverse nature and geography found in Arizona, where she currently lives. Her work often features the beautiful, vast landscapes, and colorful flora, of the American Southwest.
Born in Chicago, Joanna moved to the southwest in early childhood and grew up in Glendale, Arizona. She earned a BS from Arizona State University and studied photography at Glendale Community College. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the state including in galleries such as Shemer Art Center, Art Intersection and West Valley Art Museum. It has also been seen in publications such as The Sun, Birds & Blooms and Phoenix magazine.
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