F O R M L A B
A C A D E M I C P R O F I L E
L. D. Joynes, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar in Fine Art, Philosophy and Education, Columbia University
Visiting Faculty in Art and Art History, Renmin University, Beijing
Fulbright-Hays US Public Diplomacy Awardee Mongolia and China
US Department of State sponsored ACMS Fellow, Mongolia
Japan Ministry of Education and Culture (Monbusho) Scholar in Japanese Art
Dr. L.D. Joynes is a specialist on Modern and Contemporary art and culture. As US Department of State sponsored ACMS Research Fellow he researches models for inter-university cooperation in Asia.
An artist and research scholar, Dr. Joynes specializes in interdisciplinary practices and cultural exchange. He has presented at Cambridge University; University of California Santa Barbara; University of Coventry, UK; University of Lincoln, UK; National University of Singapore; La Salle College of Art, Singapore; National University for Education, Mongolia; Mongolian State University for Art and Sculpture; and Otis College of Art, Lon Angeles. As Fellow at the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) University of the Arts London (UAL) he led the Masterclass for Ph.D. Fine Art students at Chelsea College of Art, London.
He has published in Art in America, Flash Art, Springer and currently to four books: Going Beyond: Art as Adventure [peer-reviewed] (Cambridge Scholars, UK, 2017); intercultural arts in ProjectAnywhere V.1 [peer-reviewed] (Parsons New School, New York, 2016); Catalogue for Draw at Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing (Inside Out Art Museum and Neiman Foundation, New York, 2016) and a new book on contemporary art teaching (Critical Practices, New York, 2018). He is an editorial board-member of ProjectAnywhere, a peer reviewed journal on site specific art. In 2017, his teaching was recognized with the Teaching Merit Award from Renmin University, Beijing.
TEACHING, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Visiting Faculty (2013-present)
Teaching Modern and Contemporary Western Art History Professor of Record)
Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
Presentations on contemporary art in Asia, interdisciplinary art and art education. (2017)
University of the Arts London (UAL), UK
Ph.D. Masterclass Lecturer
Lecture and Seminar to UAL doctoral students on arts practice, site specific art and research (2015)
UAL Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).
Pro Arte (graduate art program), Saint Petersburg, Russia
Lecture on contemporary art and collaboration (2017)
Bard College and Smolny College Program, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Lecture on contemporary curating and intercultural (2017)
Mongolian State University of Art and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Lectures to BFA and MFA students and faculty of Fine Art (2015, 2016)
Founder of the American Modern and Contemporary Art Lecture Series.
Cambridge University, UK
Presenter (2015) Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Treignac Project (Foundaiton), France
Workshop and Performance Director (2010)
Project on process-art, site specific art and intercultural collaborative performance.
Working with MFA students from Goldsmiths College, University of London
National University of Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Art, Singapore
Department of Dance
Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances (2009)
LaSalle College of Art, Singapore
Department of Photography
School of Art and Dance
Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances (2009)
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan (1998-2001)
Department of Sculpture
Teaching and tutorials with BA Fine Art Sculpture students 1999-2001 (2 years). Research Scholar in Japanese contemporary and traditional arts.
Additional Lectures on interdisciplinary art (1999 to present):
University of Lincoln, UK; University of Coventry, UK; Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea; Lasalle College of Art, Singapore; Nanyang Academy of Art, National University of Singapore; Mongolian National University of Education, Ulaanbaatar; University of California, Santa Barbara; Otis School of Art, Los Angeles.
Emerging dialogues in teaching, evaluation and curriculum development,
Critical Practices, New York, (upcoming 2017)
Intercultural Collaboration in the Arts: Shamanism, Ritual in Brazil,
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (upcoming 2018)
Higher Education at the Crossroads: Central Asia
American Center for Mongolian Studies (upcoming 2017)
Going Beyond: Art as Adventure, Cambridge Scholars, Nottingham, UK (2017)
Anywhere v.1. Parsons The New School for Design; Project Anywhere; and
School of Creative Industries, ISBN 978-0-692-32297-0, (2016)
Selected Artists from China and the US at Beijing’s Inside Out Art Museum
(catalogue), LeRoy Neiman Foundation, New York (2014)
The Invisible and the Transvisible in Contemporary Art, Singapore, Journal for
Visual Culture, University of California, Irvine (Joynes and Basu, 2011)
Japanese art and Yuichi Higashionna at NADIFF Tokyo, Flash Art, Milan (2000)
Yoshitomo Nara at Ginza Art Space, Art in America (1999)
British art in the 1990s: David Thorpe and Brian Griffiths
Springer, Vienna (1998).
B.A. (cum laude) in History and M.Sc, Boston University; B.A., (Hons) Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; M.A. Goldsmiths, University of London; Masters in Fine Art, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan; Ph.D. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; Research on ritual and art, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo/ University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
CEC ArtsLink Foundation New York (Russia, 2017); The University of the Arts London (UAL) Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, United Kingdom (2015); Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award, China (2017); Research Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2016); Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award, Mongolia (2014); CEC ArtsLink Foundation Grant New York, Mongolia (2014); The Nordic Artists Center, Norway (2008); Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship, National Academy Museum, New York (2009); Bauhaus Foundation Fellowship, Germany (2009); Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MExT) Scholarship (1997-2001); Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts, Paris (1995); King Sturge Award for Sculpture, London (1995).
Co-Chair, Young Researcher Conference, Mongolia (2016); International Committee, College Art Association conference (2015-present); Japan Startup NYC, Microsoft, New York (2016); Presidents Forum on Higher Educaiton, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016); Keynote Speaker, Young Researcher Conference Mongolia, National University of Education and the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2015); Royal Geographical Society Conference, London (2013); Editorial Committee, ProjectAnywhere Conference, Parsons/ New School , New York (2015); Panelist, Artists’ Workspaces: Portability, Contingency, Virtuality, College Art Association conference, Chicago (2014); intercultural arts collaborations for the panel Going Beyond: Art as Adventure (CAA, Washington, DC); European League of Institutes in the Arts (ELIA) conferences, Seoul (2012) and Vienna (2013).
IN THE NEWS
Columbia University Global Center China http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/content/artist-explorer-formlab-intercultural-arts-research-and-exhibition-brazil-mongolia-and-china
American Center for Mongolian Studies https://www.mongoliacenter.org/mongolia-researcher-registry/les-joynes-phd-ldj2110tc-columbia-edu/
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