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Joan L. Harrison

Joan L. Harrison

Professor of Art

B.A., M.A., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University


Artist, Photographer and Teacher. Interested in images, ideas and how to sustain creativity over a lifetime.


Photography, Collage, Drawing, Local History


  • Author, “Images of America: Glen Cove” (2008)
  • Photographer, “Family: A Celebration of Humanity” (2001)
  • Photographer, ”Black and White Photography, Manifest Visions an International Collection” (2000) Photographer, “Pregnant Pictures” (2000)
  • Author, “Magic Wand,” article on teaching digital imaging published by Addison Wesley (1998)
  • Author, “History of Photography,” published in 17:4 Journal
  • Author, “Colour in the Gum-Bichromate Medium; A Uniquely Personal Aesthetic”


  • “L.I. Moderns,” Heckscher Museum, Huntington, N.Y.
  • Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y.
  • “Island to Island: Inspired Portrait,” group exhibit, Dimbola Lodge Museum, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, and Hillwood Art Museum, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y.
  • “HistoRAY Johnson Fan Club Meeting,” an exhibition of a portfolio of portraits of the artist Ray Johnson shown at Artpool in Budapest, Hungary, and the Mistretta Galleries, Locust Valley, N.Y. “Accumulations,” a one-person exhibit, IMAC, Huntington, N.Y.
  • Center for Photography at Woodstock “Sunflowers,” a one-person exhibit, Beacon Gallery, Bellport, N.Y.
  • Portrait of Ray Johnson, part of his retrospective exhibition, Whitney Museum, New York City Mednick Gallery, University for the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

Works appear in the permanent collections of the Heckscher Museum, Huntington, N.Y.; the Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, N.Y.; the Dimbola Lodge Museum, Julia Margaret Cameron Trust, United Kingdom; the Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, Hungary; the Center for Photography at Woodstock; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, N.Y.; Bryn Mawr College; and the Polaroid Collection


  • Recipient, Residency Grant, Visual Studies Workshop (1988)
  • Recipient, NEA and NYSCA Grants to curate “Photojournalism in the 80’s,” Hillwood Museum, C.W. Post Campus
  • Visiting Artist, Polaroid 20 x 24 Studio (1990)
  • Visiting Artist and Kodak Grant Recipient, Center for Creative Imaging (1991)
  • Recipient, C.W. Post Research Committee Grants (1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2006, 2007)


  • Board Member, North Shore Historical Museum

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