Assistant Professor of Art
Visual Art Program Coordinator
Joanna White completed her MFA in Studio Art at Florida State University in 2005 with
a concentration in installation and inter-media work. Previously, she earned a BFA
in Studio Art from Birmingham-Southern College with a concentration in Painting and
Drawing. She taught studio art at FSU from 2004-05 and has been teaching at EFSC since
Ms. White teaches a variety of courses on the Melbourne campus, including Drawing 1, Drawing 2 (Figure Drawing), Painting, Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Advanced Painting and Two-Dimensional Design. She also serves as Program Coordinator for the Melbourne Visual Art Department, which has an annual enrollment of 500-700 and offers 20-24 courses per semester. She is the sponsor for the EFSC Art Club, and the coordinator for the EFSC Juried Student Art Exhibit and the EFSC Faculty Exhibit, both held annually on the Melbourne campus at the King Center for the Performing Arts. In the community, Ms. White has served as a judge for numerous regional and local art exhibits and art festivals, and also as a juror for an international fiber-arts exhibit "Stretching Threads" hosted by the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, which drew hundreds of entries from across the globe. She is the liaison for EFSC's participation in the ArtWorks of Eau Gallie festival held each November in the downtown Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD).
Professionally, Ms. White's artwork has been featured in five solo shows, and in museum exhibits at the Tampa Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Museum of Florida Art, the Brevard Art Museum and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art. She has exhibited across the United States, and her work has been selected by curators from the Museum of Modern Art New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Art Boston, the Smithsonian, the High Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery and the Guggenheim Museum New York. Her work has been reviewed by the St. Petersburg Times, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Sarasota Pelican-Press, Valdosta Daily Times, Florida Weekly (Fort Myers), Focus Magazine South Florida, Florida Today and 'Southern magazine, among others. She has also been featured by the cable television program "Focus." Ms. White's work can be viewed online at www.jo-bizz.com.