An 86 foot installation 13 feet high.

The Racine Art Museum

Including the Multi-Species Tree bought for the Museum's permanent collection.

Both will be up for one year.

August 7, 2015 - July 24, 2016

Joan Backes - Carpet of Leaves, Venice

Exhibition May 15 – June 15, 2015

Opening Reception: May 15, 4:30

Joan Backes - Peabody Essex Museum

Branching Out

Falling Leaves Installation 2014/15

September 27, 2014 – September 20, 2015

Joan Backes Sand-Blasted Plexi House with LED ©2014

Studio 21

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Joan Backes, Papiér Mâché Trees

Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery – 2014

Cutlog New York – International Frieze week

Joan Backes Home Construction

Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery


Joan Backes, Cardboard Trees ©2011-14, cardboard from every continent

Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery - 2014

SCOPE New York - International Armory week

2013/14 One Person Exhibition

Beach Museum of Art (up for one year)

2013 International Biennial

Darmstadt, Germany

2013 One Person Exhibition:

Francine Seders Gallery

Seattle, Washington

2013 One Person Exhibition:

Torrance Art Museum

Torrance, California

2012 One Person Exhibition:

Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts

Opening Reception:    July 14,    5-7pm

Newport Art Museum

Joan Backes: Home

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 5-7pm

Exhibition dates: May 26 - September 3, 2012

Newport Art Museum

76 Bellevue Ave.

Newport, RI 02840

hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am to 5pm, Sunday Noon to 5pm (closed Mondays)

2011 International Grunewald Berlin Biennial, Germany

Joan Backes, "Berliner Häuser"  ©2011

Berlin, Germany (Permanent Installation)

Joan Backes 2011 One Person Exhibition

Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Multi-Species Tree" ©2011

Racine Art Museum Permanent Collection

Internationalen Waldkunstpfad Biennial

Joan Backes, "Forest House"  ©2010

Darmstadt, Germany (Permanent Installation)