Joiner, Brian. (b. Cincinnati, OH, 1961; active Cincinnati, OH, 2007)

Bibliography and Exhibitions


Cincinnati (OH). ArtWorks.
U Got 2 B U: Visual Perspectives by BRIAN JOINER.
August 25-September 29, 2006.
Solo exhibition of paintings.

Cincinnati (OH). Cincinnati Arts Consortium.
Thru February 28, 1998.
Solo exhibition. Featured Black Woman Series I.

Cincinnati (OH). Harriet Beecher Stowe House.
February 22-March 5, 1999.
Solo exhibition.

Cincinnati (OH). Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Forged Souls, Weathered Souls: Mixed Media Installation by BRIAN JOINER.
September 17-November 13, 2004.
Solo exhibition.

Cincinnati (OH). YWCA Women's Art Gallery.
BRIAN JOINER: Black Women Series.
April 11-June 13, 2003.
Solo exhibition. Brian's series was exhibited in a women's art center, purportedly because it was dedicated to his grandmother and because all of the portraits in the exhibit were women who have served on the YWCA Board of Directors, its various committees and/or are YWCA Career Women.

Columbus (OH). Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
BRIAN JOINER: Forged Souls, Weathered Souls.
February, 2006.
Solo exhibition. Features mixed media assemblages and multi-dimensional paintings that address historical and contemporary political, social and spiritual issues impacting the African American community.

Hamilton (OH). Fitton Center for Creative Arts.
BRIAN JOINER: Strong Spirits/Black Women Series II.
January 17-February 20, 1999.
Solo exhibition.

Springfield (OH). Springfield Museum of Art.
Drowning in the Sea of Life - The Middle Passage: BRIAN JOINER.
January 10-February 15, 2004.
Solo exhibition of figure paintings.

Wilson, Kathy Y.
Forging a Weathered Soul: BRIAN JOINER makes art that makes him.
In: City Beat December 8, 2004, color illus. Feature-length article on mixed media painter Brian Joiner.


ATLANTA (GA). Space.
Nina Simone Experience.
April 16-25, 2010.
Group exhibition. Curated by E. Joyce Moore. Included: Jonas Allen, Georgette Baker, Nancy Bookhart, Sam Burston, Danny Campbell, Louis Delsarte, Malaika Favorite, Gale Fulton-Ross, Paul T. Goodnight, Jonathan Green, Samuel Guilford, Earl Jackson, Geoffrey Johnson, Brian Joiner, Serinity Knight, Michael McBride, Marcella Hayes Muhammad, Lee A. Ransaw, Charlotte Riley-Webb, Vernon D. Robinson, Synthia Saint-James, Margaret G. Warfield, Billy Dee Williams.

CHICAGO (IL). Museum of Science and Industry.
2005 Black Creativity Art Exhibition: Engineering the Future.
January, 2005.
Group exhibition. Included: Brian Joiner (Grand Prize winner); Charles Earl Clark (Honorable Mention), Paul S. Benjamin, Lori Crawford, Titus Brooks Heagins, Eleanor Neal, Donna Radcliffe.

Exposed: Top 100 Secret Artists of 2008.
June 26-July 31, 2009.
Group exhibition. Included: Harold Offeh, Jarrett Jamison and Brian Joiner.

My Cincinnati.
March 30-April 20, 2007.
Group exhibition of work by 12 artists. Included: Brian Joiner.

CINCINNATI (OH). Global Lead Art Gallery.
Power Play.
Thru May, 2007.
Group exhibition of paintings by Brian Joiner, Mary Barr Rhodes and Brian C. Thoman. Curated by Steven Vincent Clark.

CINCINNATI (OH). Suzanna Terrill Gallery.
Helma Groot and Brian Joiner: Angels.
November 19-December 30, 2000.
Two-person exhibition.

CINCINNATI (OH). Weston Art Gallery, Aronoff Center for the Arts.
Hadithi: New Work by Seven Artists of the UMOJA Artists Alliance.
December 6, 1996-January 31, 1997.
Group exhibition. Included: Irene Bryant, Brian Joiner, Velma Morris, Joyce Young, Carolyn Mazloomi, Baldwin Newton, and Thom Shaw.

CINCINNATI (OH). YWCA Women's Art Gallery.
Journeys to Freedom: An Exploration of What It Means to Be Free.
March 4-April 22, 2005.
Group exhibition. Included: O'Leary Bacon, Brian Joiner (yes!), Velma J. Morris, M. Jewel O'Neal.

June 23-August 4, 2006.
Group exhibition of work by 10 (mostly Ohio) artists. Included: Leni Anderson, Brian Joiner.

COLUMBUS (OH). Ohio Historical Center.
Soul! Art from the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center [Wilburforce].
May 1, 2009-February 27, 2010.
Group exhibition. Curated by Floyd Thomas. Included: Cedric Adams, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Akosua Bandele, Richard Barclift, Richmond Barthé, John P. Beckley, Tina Brewer, Ashley Bryan, Calvin Burnett, Margarret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Dana Chandler, Claude Clark, Jeffrey Clark, Mary Reed Daniels, Willis (Bing) Davis, Louis Delsarte, Hayward Dinsmore, Raymond Dobard, Jeff Donaldson, Elton C. Fax, Tom Feelings, Manuel Gomez, Bernard Goss, M. E. Grayson, Clementine Hunter, Christina James, Brian Joiner, Jimi Jones, Jack Jordan, Clayton Lang, Jon Onye Lockard, Nola Lynch-Sheldon, Martina Johnson Allen, Victor Matthews, Valerie Maynard, Sylvia M. Miller, Velma Morris, Ademola Olugebefola, Elijah Pierce, Steve Prince, Patrick Reason, Annie Ruth, Betye Saar, Michael Sampson, Walter Simon, Michael Smith (sculptor), Ayanna Spears, Ann Tanksley, Yvonne Edwards Tucker, Harry Washington, Richard Wyatt, James "Bongo" Allen and unknown artist named Tilman. [Review: Kevin Joy, "Selections cover range of experiences by African-Americans" Columbus Dispatch, May 4, 2009; illus. "Golden Prison" by Dana Chandler.]: