Joana Fischer (Bruessow) was born in Ahlen, Germany in 1985. In 2010 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Muenster, Germany. She studied under prof. Irene Hohenbuechler and prof. Sushan Kinoshita. In 2008/09 she earned an Erasmus and DFJW scholarship at the Ecole superieure d’art d’Aix en Provence, France.
Joana's work is in private collections in Germany and the United States. She had public exhibitions in galleries and fairs in Miami, Florida, in Germany and had museum appearances at the Baker Museum, Naples, FL, the Coral Gables Museum, Miami, FL and the Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL. Joana is represented by Aibo Gallery, NY and Gallery Schimming in Hamburg, Germany.
"The imagery of my collage-like drawings reveals intertwined, evocative dream landscapes and questions environmental and existential topics. Delicate fragments are taken out of context and assembled together in something new: Urbanism and nature, inside and outside, specific locations and open areas, near and far, silence and commotion, superposition and exposure, resolution and desire, ease and self-absorption.
In my playtime series, I present drawings that challenge and call attention to the need of free, unstructured playing time in nature for children. In this fast-paced and highly pressured, often urban and over scheduled world essential free play for children becomes more and more abolished."