|The work of the artist
Joan Ainley includes installations, editions, multiples and unique pieces
that are exemplified by their capacity for multi-layered readings. The use
of camouflage not to conceal but as an agent to focus attention is a characteristic
of her approach. Making connections and linking the past, present and future
are central to her concerns. Leitmotifs include peace, pilgrimage, recollection
and memory, public and personal.
works are exhibited widely nationally and internationally and are in public
and private collections including The Hyman Kreitman Archive Tate Britain,
The British Art Library V&A, and The Bibliothèque nationale
de France, Paris.