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Norman, Joseph (E.). (b. Chicago, IL, 1957; active Athens, GA, 2009)
 

Bibliography and Exhibitions

MONOGRAPHS AND SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Atlanta (GA). Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2003.
Solo exhibition.

Baltimore (MD). James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2004-2005.
Solo exhibition.

Boston (MA). Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2003.
Solo exhibition.

Boston (MA). Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1989.
Solo exhibition.

Buffalo (NY). Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Der Tiergarten Suite, 1999.
Thru May 25, 2009.
Solo exhibition.

Buffalo (NY). University of Buffalo.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
October 12-28, 2001.
Solo exhibition. Included over 18 paintings, 11 drawings and 25 lithographs.

Cincinnati (OH). Cincinnati Art Museum.
Out at Home!: The Negro Baseball League by JOSEPH NORMAN.
April 5-September 21, 2003.
Solo show of lithographs.

Cincinnati (OH). Miller Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1993.
Solo exhibition.

Columbia (SC). Ponder Fine Arts Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2004-2005.
Solo exhibition.

Cretors, Kim.
A Renaissance Man [JOSEPH NORMAN].
2006.
In: The Franklin Chronicle (Fall 2006.) Extensive article with biographical information. [http://www.franklin.uga.edu/chronicle/fall06/PDFs/6norman06.pdf]

Durham (NC): NCCU Art Museum, North Carolina Central University.
Amazing Grace: The Lithographs of JOSEPH NORMAN.
Boston: Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Art, 2002.
240 pp., 298 illus. (58 in color). Ed. by Pamela G. Taylor. Images range from the Negro Baseball League to lynching and inmates on death row. Preface, foreword and one essay trilingual in English, Spanish and German, one essay bilingual in Spanish and English only. [Traveled to: Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, October 1, 2003-January 7, 2004; Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University, March 24-June 12, 2004] Oblong 4to (23 x 28 cm.), wraps. First ed.

Ithaca (NY). Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Monologue II.
March 22-May 25, 1997.
80 pp. exhib. cat., illus. of prints and drawings. Text by Michael S. Harper, Virginia Lynch and Deborah Johnson. Solo exhibition. A mini-retrospective of the artist's work. 4to, pictorial wraps. First ed.

Kingston (RI). University of Rhode Island.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1989.
Solo exhibition.

Nashville (TN). Carl Van Vechten Gallery, Fisk University.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2004-2005.
Solo exhibition.

Newport (RI). DeBlois Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1993.
Solo exhibition.

Newport (RI). DeBlois Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1990.
Solo exhibition.

Newport (RI). DeBlois Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1996.
Solo exhibition.

Newport (RI). DeBlois Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN: 39 Trey Nine Persian Rd Suite, Chicago.
1989.
Exhib. cat., illus. Text by Deborah Johnson.

Norton (MA). Wheaton College Art Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1996.
Solo exhibition.

Pine Bluff (AR). University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2002.
Solo exhibition.

Providence (RI). Hunt-Cavanaugh Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Slum Fantasies: Latin American Portfolio Drawings and Prints.
1991.
Exhib. cat., illus. Text by Deborah Johnson.

Providence (RI). Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Works on Paper.
July 17-August 29, 1992.
(8) pp. exhib. cat. (including covers), 17 b&w illus., exhib. checklist of 47 works (drawings in graphite, pencil and ink, and prints.) The text by Maureen C. O'Brien, "A Conversation with Joseph Norman," consists of extended remarks by Joseph Norman about his background and approach to making art. Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps. First ed.

Providence (RI). Rhode Island Foundation Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2002.
Solo exhibition.

San Jose (Costa Rica). Museo de Arte.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1992.
Solo exhibition.

Shaker Heights (OH). Malcolm Brown Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Works on Paper.
October 20-November 29, 2006.
Solo exhibition of over 40 gouaches, watercolors and lithographs, many from the series Child’s Play: Post Cards from Costa Rica. [Review: Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer, November 23, 2006.]

Sioux City (IA). Sioux City Art Center.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Lithographs of Nature and History.
November 20, 2010-January 20, 2011.
Solo exhibition drawn from the outstanding collection of Norman's prints owned by the museum, including Norman's sixteen-print portfolio "Strange Fruit," an homage to the 1930s song about lynching made famous by Billie Holiday.

Tiverton (MA). Virginia Lynch Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1993.
Solo exhibition.

Tiverton (MA). Virginia Lynch Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1992.
Solo exhibition.

Tiverton (MA). Virginia Lynch Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
1995.
Solo exhibition.

Tiverton (MA). Virginia Lynch Gallery.
JOSEPH NORMAN, Berlin Autumn: Black Forest Suite.
1998.
Solo exhibition. [Review: John Pantalone in Art New England, Vol. 19, no. 6 (October/ November 1998): 42.]

Vancouver, BC (Canada). Harrington Galleries.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Reality, Fantasy, Dream, Nightmare.
1992.
Exhib. cat., illus. Text by Deborah Johnson.

Wilberforce (OH). Central State University.
JOSEPH NORMAN.
2003.
Solo exhibition.

Youngstown (OH). Butler Institute of American Art.
JOSEPH NORMAN: Berlin Autumn: Black Forest Suite: paintings, drawings, prints.
2001.
168 pp. exhib. cat., excellent quality color plates, b&w illus., photos of artist. Texts by David Driskell, Edmond Barry Gaither, Deborah Johnson. Interview by Diana Johnson. [Traveled to Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, September-October 28, 2001.] 4to (12 x 9 in.), stiff pictorial wraps.

GENERAL BOOKS AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

ATHENS (GA). Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia.
Impact.
December 15, 2001-February 3, 2002.
Group exhibition. Included: Radcliffe Bailey, Joseph Norman.

ATLANTA (GA). Atlanta Life Insurance Co.
The Tenth Annual Atlanta Life National Art Competition and Exhibition.
February-March, 1990.
Group exhibition. Jurors: Camille Billops, Curtis Patterson, Elizabeth Catlett (appointed but too ill to serve), Jesse Hill, Jr. Artists exhibited include: Amalia Amaki, William Anderson (purchase award), Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Joy Ballard-Peters (purchase award), Garry Biggs, Jacqueline Bontemps, Willie Buchanan (purchase award), Harriet Buckley, Michael Bynum, Anthony Cammack, Carol Carter, April Chartrand, Kevin Cole, William Cooper, Andy Cunningham, Jr., Walt Davis, Willis [Bing] Davis, Louis Delsarte, Robert Dilworth, Chuck Douglas, William Duffy (purchase award), Ed Dwight, Herbert Edwards, Kenneth Falana (printmaking purchase award), Robert Foster, Devery Freeman (purchase award), Eddie Granderson, Karl Hall, Reynaldo Hernandez, Vandorn Hinnant (purchase award), Raymond Holbert, Robin Holder (purchase award), Charnelle Holloway, Charles Holmes (purchase award), Stefanie Jackson, Walter James, Rosalyn Johnson, Ted Jones, Carolyn Martin, Robert Martin, Toby Martin (purchase award), Valerie Maynard (purchase award), Oscar McNary, Jerome Meadows, Ben Mercer, Eleanor Merritt, Gary L. Moore, Velma Morris (purchase award), Freddy Norman, Joseph Norman (purchase award), James Padgett, T. Maurice Pennington, Lonnie Powell, Valerie Respress, John Riddle, Jr., Hilda Robinson, Laverne Ross, Thom Shaw, Mariah Spann, Robert Spencer, Roy Vinson Thomas, Darlene Tyree (purchase award), Lamonte Westmoreland (purchase award), Cynthia White, Lavon Van Williams, Jr., Gilberto Wilson, Winston Wingo, Aundreta Wright, Theresa Young. Listings for Current Art Collection by year of acquisition include: 1980--Jerome B. Meadows, Elizabeth Catlett, William Duffy, James B. Pasley, George Balams, Phillip Hampton, Tina Dunkley, Michael Cummings, Thom Shaw, Robert Martin, Mark Herring; 1980-81, Maurice Pennington, Lev Mills, Freddie Styles, John Riddle; 1981-- Arturo Lindsay, Geraldine McCullough, Kathy E. Harper, Lethia Robertson, Tina Dunkley, Bisa Washington, Terry Hunter (2), Leroy Porter, James B. Pasley, Rudolph Robinson, Roger Murphy, Ben Jones, John Riddle; 1981-82, Paul Goodnight, Robert Dilworth, Phoebe Beasley, Lev Mills, Ted Jones (2), Bing Davis, Ayokunle Odeleye; 1982--Hale Woodruff, Thom Shaw, James E. Pate, Mark E. Morse, R. Martin, Michael Harris, John T. Scott, Freddie Styles, Lamerol A. Gatewood, Robert Peppers, Evelyn Terry, Tarrance Corbin, Richard Jordan, Carlton Thornton, Geraldine McCullough; 1984--Terry Adkins, Clemon Smith (2), Ellsworth Ausby, James E. Duprée, Charles Joyner, Carol A. Carter, Joyce Wellman, William Moore, George Balams, Willie Birch, Freddie Styles, Sana Musasama, Stanley Wilson, Scott; 1985: April M Chartrand, Carol Carter, Arthur Carraway, Cynthia Hawkins, Michael D. Harris, Shaw, Leroy Johnson, Tyrone Geter, Adger Cowans, Robert Martin, Lev Mills, Walter Jackson, Andrew Cunningham, Jr., Sidney V. Barkley, Frank Toby Martin, Jewel Simon (2) [plus listed as 1981 acquisition]; 1986: Harvey L. Johnson, Gall Shaw Clemons, Allen B. Poindexter, Michael Ellison, Kenneth Falana, Kevin Hamilton, Bertrand D. Phillips, Bob Helton, John H. Brown, Susan Thompson, Tina Dunkley, Louis J. Delsarte, Robert Martin, Lamonte Westmoreland, Kevin E. Cole, Debra D. Pressley, Ulysses Marshall, Ed Hamilton, Frank Toby Martin, Sana Musasama; 1987--Carlos F. Peterson (sc), Michael Ellison, Robert Spencer, Ted Jones, Lawrence Huff, William Anderson, Otis G. Sanders, James Green (fiber artist), Pat Ward Williams, James Maceo Rodgers, Robert Martin, Roy Vinson Thomas, Dewey Crumpler, Martin Payton, Curtis Tucker; 1988--Hilda C. Robinson, James E. Pate, Louis Delsarte, Falana, Stefanie Jackson, Holder, Wadsworth Jarrell, R. V. Thomas, Floyd E. Newsum, Angela Franklin, James E. Duprée, Robin M. Chandler, Jesse Guinyard, Jr., Dewey E. Crumpler, Charnelle Holloway; 1989 -- Louis Delsarte, Chuck Douglas, Ken Falana (3) MacArthur Goodwin, Calvin Hooks, Charnelle Holloway, Stephanie Jackson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Kazi Lawrence, James Pate, Robert (Bobby) Scroggins, Vincent Smith, Richard Watson, Gloria Williams. 8vo, wraps.

BOSTON (MA). Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Dialogue: John Wilson / Joseph Norman.
Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, July 21-December 3, 1995.
152 pp. exhib. cat., b&w illus., bibliog. 4to (10.5 x 8.3 in.), blue wraps. First ed.

BOSTON (MA). Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists.
What We Collect: Works from the Permanent Collection.
2004.
Group exhibition. Included in the show: Ellen Banks, Edward Mitchell Bannister, Roy DeCarava, Calvin Burnett, Allan Rohan Crite, Chester Dames, Robert Freeman, Margo Humphrey, Wilmer Jennings, Edward McCluney, Nefertiti, Joseph Norman, James Reuben Reed, Albert Smith, Bob Thompson, Cheryl Warrick, Renée Westbrook, Charles White, Jack Whitten, Richard Yarde.

COLLEGE PARK (MD). University of Maryland Art Gallery.
Successions: Prints by African-American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.
April 1-29, 2002.
48 pp. exhib. cat., 26 color & b&w illus., checklist of 62 works by 45 artists, glossary of terms. Intro. by David C. Driskell; statement by the collectors, text by Adrienne L. Childs. Includes: Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Camille Billops, Robert Blackburn, Moe Brooker, Calvin Burnett, Nora Mae Carmichael, Elizabeth Catlett, Kevin Cole, Robert Colescott, Allan Rohan Crite, Louis Delsarte, David Driskell, Allan Edmunds, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, Varnette Honeywood, Margo Humphrey, Paul Keene, Wadsworth Jarrell, Lois Mailou Jones, Gwendolyn Knight, Jacob Lawrence, Hughie Lee-Smith, Samella Lewis, Percy B. Martin, Tom Miller, Evangeline Montgomery, Keith Morrison, Joseph Norman, Mary Lovelace O'Neal, Anita Philyaw, Stephanie Pogue, John T. Riddle, Faith Ringgold, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Preston Sampson, Frank Smith, Vincent Smith, Lou Stovall, James L. Wells, William T. Williams, John Wilson. [Traveled to: Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL; David Driskell Center, University of Maryland.] 4to (11 x 8.5 in.), pictorial wraps. First ed.

DUXBURY (MA). Art Complex Museum at Duxbury.
The Old Ball Game.
May 14-September 10, 2000.
Included: Joseph Norman's lithographs about Negro League baseball alongside modern photos and historic photographs loaned by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

KALAMAZOO (MI). Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection.
February 23-May 19, 2013.
Group exhibition of 50-57 works (depending on the venue) including paintings, collages, works on paper and quilts. Curated by Rene Paul Barilleaux and Susan McClamroch. Included: Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, Carol Ann Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest Crichlow, James Denmark, Roland L. Freeman, Gerald Ivey, Gwendolyn Knight, Norman Lewis, Geraldine Nash, Joseph Norman, Hystercine Rankin, Betye Saar, John T. Scott, James Vanderzee, Charles White, Hale Woodruff, et al. [Traveled to: Howard University Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, August 17-October 27, 2013; Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, December 6, 2013-February 22, 2014; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, March 16-June 8, 2014; Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS, September 14-November 16, 2014; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, January 17-March 8, 2015; Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX, June 19-August 23, 2015.]

NEWPORT (RI). Newport Art Museum.
76th American Annual Exhibition.
1988.
Group exhibition. Included: Joseph Norman.

NEWPORT (RI). Newport Art Museum.
77th American Annual Exhibition.
1989.
Group exhibition. Included: Joseph Norman.

NEWPORT (RI). Newport Art Museum.
78th American Annual Exhibition.
1990.
Group exhibition. Included: Joseph Norman.

PROVIDENCE (RI). Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Chazans' Choice: Gifts of Contemporary Art to The RISD Museum.
February 11-April 24, 2005.
Exhib. cat., illus. interview with the Chazans by Judith Tannenbaum and ThomasA. Michie. The exhibition includes only 50 works by 38 artists from the more than 200 works donated by the Chazans. Artists in the collection include: Robert Dilworth, Joseph Norman.

RIGGS, THOMAS, ed.
St. James Guide to Black Artists.
Detroit: St. James Press, 1997.
xxiv, 625 pp., illus. A highly selective reference work listing only approximately 400 artists of African descent worldwide (including around 300 African American artists, approximately 20% women artists.) Illus. of work or photos of many artists, brief descriptive texts by well-known scholars, with selected list of exhibitions for each, plus many artists' statements. A noticeable absence of many artists under 45, most photographers, and many women artists. Far fewer artists listed here than in Igoe, Cederholm, or other sources. Stout 4to (29 cm.), laminated yellow papered boards. First ed.

SEATTLE (WA). Seattle Art Museum.
Africa in America.
Thru December 11, 2005.
Group exhibition of works drawn from the museum collection. Included: Laylah Ali, Romare Bearden, Weldon Butler, Robert Colescott, Marita Dingus, Ellen Gallagher, Oliver Lee Jackson, Whitfield Lovell, Joseph Norman, Kara Walker, and James W. Washington, Jr.

SHAKER HEIGHTS (OH). Malcolm Brown Gallery.
Works on Paper.
Thru January 10, 2008.
Group exhibition. An exhibition of thirty works, watercolors, drawings and original prints featuring Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Moe Brooker, Malcolm Brown, William Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Frederick D. Jones, Martin Linsey, Joseph Norman, and Charles White among others.

WASHINGTON (DC). National Museum of American Art.
Free Within Ourselves: African-American Artists in the Collection of the National Museum of American Art.
1992.
205 pp., over 100 illus., 90 in excellent color, bibliog., list of works, checklist of 105 artists represented in National Museum of American Art. Curated and text by Regenia A. Perry. 32 artists discussed: Edward Mitchell Bannister, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Frederick J. Brown, Elizabeth Catlett, Allan Rohan Crite, Beauford Delaney, Robert S. Duncanson, William Edmondson, Minnie Evans, Sam Gilliam, James Hampton, Palmer Hayden, Richard Hunt, Joshua Johnson, Sargent Johnson, William H. Johnson, Frank Jones, Lois Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Edmonia Lewis, Sister Gertrude Morgan, Keith Morrison, Marilyn Nance, James A. Porter, Augusta Savage, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Alma Thomas, Bob Thompson, Bill Traylor, Hale Woodruff, and Joseph Yoakum. Other artists mentioned as part of the collection, but not featured: Leroy Almon, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Steve Ashby, Ed Bereal, Wendell T. Brooks, Samuel Joseph Brown, Vivian E. Browne, Richard Burnside, Claude Clark, Houston Conwill, Eldzier Cortor, Emilio Cruz, William Dawson, Hilliard Dean, Roy DeCarava, Joseph Delaney, Richard Dempsey, Arthur "Pete" Dilbert, John Edward Dowell, Jr., Melvin Edwards, Frederick Eversley, Josephus Farmer, Walter Flax, Roland L. Freeman, Herbert Gentry, William Hawkins, Felrath Hines, Lonnie Holley, Margo Humphrey, Mr. Imagination, Keith Jenkins, Malvin Gray Johnson, Larry Francis Lebby, Norman Lewis, Ed Loper, Richard Mayhew, Eric Calvin McDonald, Lloyd McNeill, Robert McNeill, Inez Nathaniel-Walker, Joseph Norman, Leslie Payne, Elijah Pierce, Howardena Pindell, Michael Platt, Earle Richardson, John N. Robinson, Nellie Mae Rowe, Charles Sallee Charles Searles, Charles Sebree, Frank Smith, Edgar Sorrells-Adewale, Henry Speller, Raymond Steth, Lou Stovall, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Mildred Thompson, Dox Thrash, Mose Tolliver, Laura Wheeler Waring, James W. Washington, Jr., Edward B. Webster, James Lesesne Wells, Charles White, Franklin A. White, George W. White, Jr., Ellis Wilson, Richard Yarde, Kenneth Young. [Traveled to: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; IBM Gallery of Science and Art, New York, NY; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA.] Small 4to, cloth, dust jacket. First ed.