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L. D. Joynes, PhD
Visiting Scholar in Visual Culture and Art History, Columbia University, New York
Visiting Faculty in Art and Art History, Renmin University, Beijing
Fulbright-Hays US Public Diplomacy Award Mongolia and China
US Department of State sponsored Field Research Fellow, Mongolia
Japan Ministry of Education and Culture (Monbusho) Scholar in Asian Art, Japan
Dr. L.D. Joynes is a specialist on Modern and Contemporary art and culture based in New York. He is 2018-2019 Visiting Scholar in Visual Culture in the Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University. He was 2016-2018 Scholar in Art and Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he explores hybrid-models for art education on the BFA, MFA and PhD that combine critique, critical theory and integrated approaches to artist-centric practices and research. He is currently drafting curricula that include the Post-Art School, the Tactical Academy, and Critical-practice Summer Programs that engage students simultaneously around the world in digitally interconnected seminars on visual culture and creative industries.
In China he is visiting faculty in modern and contemporary art history at The School of Art, Renmin University of China (RUC), Beijing and visiting faculty on the Peking University Creative Industries Summer Program, Beijing. As US Department of State sponsored Research Fellow on Higher Education he is building models for inter-university cooperation between the US and Asia. A contemporary visual artist, he is founder of FormLAB, an interdisciplinary model for intercultural artistic cooperation and exhibits in museums and galleries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is 2019 US Department of State Art and Technology Network Arts Incubator Artist for Sri Lanka.
He serves on the Editorial Board for ProjectAnywhere, a peer-reviewed journal on site-specific art (University of Melbourne, Australia) and the International Committee for the College Arts Association, New York. He has published in Art in America, Flash Art, Springer and recently to four books: Going Beyond: Art as Adventure [peer-reviewed] (Cambridge Scholars, UK, 2017); 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 The Leroy Neiman Foundation, New York, 2016) and contributes an upcoming book on contemporary art teaching and dialogues with leading university arts programs (Critical Practices, New York).
Joynes has presented on interdisciplinary practices 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, Los Angeles; and led the Masterclass for Ph.D. Fine Art students at Chelsea College of Art, London. He was Curatorial Assistant with Nanjo and Associates for the planning of the Inaugural Taipei Biennial and was Head Curator for Networking, an international art exhibition in Japan that showcased work from one hundred visual artists from the UK, Europe and Asia as part of the the British-Japan Cultural Year, Japan.
Educated in the US, UK, and Japan, he completed his graduate training in the arts in Japan, England and Brazil. He completed his graduate training in management and leadership in the US and Belgium.
Contemporary installation, new media and site-specific art
Development of cross cultural integration in creative industries
Trans-regional and trans-global art practices and geographically dispersed art networks
Phenomenology of art-making process and the event of artifact
Transformation and evolution of contemporary art education in Asia
Academic Appointments and Research
Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China (2018)
Visiting Professor for Peking University Culture Industries Summer Program.
Columbia University, New York (2018-2019)
Department of Art and Archeology
Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Visual Culture
Columbia University Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program.
Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China (2013-present)
Visiting Faculty in the School of Art
Professor of Record on American Modern and Contemporary art.
University of São Paulo, Brazil (2015-2017))
Post-Doctorate in Fine Art
Escola de Comunicações e Artes (ECA).
Columbia University, New York (2016-2018)
Teachers College, Department of Art and Art Education
Visiting Scholar in Art, Education.
Columbia University, New York (2010-2012)
Department of Philosophy
Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Art and Philosophy
Columbia Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program.
University of the Arts London (UAL), UK (2015)
Research Fellow in Visual Art
Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).
Led UAL doctoral masterclass on arts practice and research.
Columbia University, New York (2008-2010)
Columbia School of the Arts
Columbia Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program
Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Art Practices.
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan (1999-2001)
BA Fine Art Tutor and Lecturer in Department of Sculpture.
Long Art Museum, Shanghai (2018)
Lecture on the museum of the future and artist-centric installation in China
Bard Abroad Smolny College Program, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2017)
Lecture “Contemporary curating and international cooperation”.
Pro Arte Foundation
Saint Petersburg, Russia (2017)
“Contemporary art and collaboration between the US, China, Mongolia, Brazil, & Singapore”
Columbia University Global Center Beijing, Beijing, China
Visiting Lecturer on Artist Centric Practices and US Collaboration overseas.
Mongolian State University of Art and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2015, 2016)
Founder of the American Modern and Contemporary Art Lecture Series.
Cambridge University, UK (2015)
Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.
Presenter on Intercultural contemporary art collaboration
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.
Visiting presentations and teaching (2000-2012)
University of Lincoln (May, 2014), University of Coventry (Feb 2014); Kookmin University,
Seoul, Korea; Lasalle College of Art, Singapore; Nanyang Academy of Art,
National University of Singapore (2009); University of California, Santa Barbara (2006);
Otis School of Art, Los Angeles (2000).
Workshops in Performance the Arts
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).
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Brazil (2013)
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Co-presenter and teacher of performance within urban environments
Treignac Project (Foundation), France (2010)
Workshop and Performance
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 (2009)
Department of Dance
Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances
LaSalle College of Art, Singapore (2009)
Department of Photography
School of Art and Dance
Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances
Curricula and Syllabi in Development
Emerging the New Art School in Tactical Programs that interface the artist [curriculum]
Models for Developing a Contemporary Program and School in Central Asia [curriculum]
Evolving Boundaries: Environmental Art from the 1960s to present [syllabus]
Engaged Critique in Contemporary art: expanded concepts of installation [tutorial/critique]
Dialogues on Supervision and mentorship on MFA and PhD programs in Fine Art [workshop and seminar]
Border Strategies and the new Global: Contemporary art referencing border, identity
and the new territorialization of public spaces [workshop and panel]
Doctoral Supervision in practice-based research [syllabus]
Searching for alternatives to the Modern, Contemporary and the
Post-Post Modern Relocating creative practice. [syllabus]
Engaging the contemporary artist with professional practices for long term
critical development [workshop and panel]
Chinese contemporary art: Parallel critical developments between the East and West
from Modernism to Contemporary [syllabus]
Parallels in performance art between the United States and Japan 1960-present [syllabus]
Peer reviewed Publications:
Joynes, L. (2018). “The Artist as Explorer,” in Going Beyond: Art as Adventure.
O’Neill , R and Werner, J (eds.), Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars.
Joynes, L (2015). “FormLAB” in Anywhere v.1.(2015). Lowry, S. and Douglas, S. (eds.),
Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne and New York: Parsons School of Art,
Media and Technology, Parsons, New School for Design, New York.
Joynes, L (2014). “FormLaboratory” in Art and Research at the Outermost Limits of Site
Specificity (2014) Lowry, S and Douglas, S. (eds.). Newcastle, Australia: Univ. of Newcastle.
Joynes, L. and Basu, S (2011). 2011 “The Invisible and the Transvisible in contemporary
art in Singapore,” in Octopus, Journal for Visual Culture. Irvine: University of California Irvine.
Joynes, L Vu, T et al (2018). DrawnOver: Contemporary Drawing, Vojvodina,
Serbia: Museum of Contemporary Art [catalogue].
Joynes, L. (2016). “The Artist Explorer: FormLaboratory: Geographically Dispersed Performance
in Brazil (2012-2013) and Mongolia (2014)” Sao Paulo, Brazil: Escola de Comunicações
e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo [post-doctoral thesis].
Joynes, L. (2015). “Arts research, Global Identity and Cooperation,” London: Research
Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN), University of the Arts, London.
Joynes, L (2015). “Shapeshifter” [video], Pulse/Play, New York: Pulse Art Fair and The Cultivist, New York.
Joynes, L. (2015) “US-Mongolian collaborative arts research in Mongolia,” The Young
Researcher’s Forum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Mongolian National University of Education.
Joynes, L. “The Artist as Explorer,” Washington D.C.: College Arts Association Conference.
Joynes, L and Vu, T. (2015) Les joynes and Thomas Vu in Interview” in Draw: Artists from China at
Inside Out Art Museum, New York: LeRoy Neiman Foundation [catalogue].
Joynes, L. (2014). 2014. “Nomadic and Geographically Dispersed Practice,” Chicago:
College Arts Association Conference.
Joynes (2008)" Multi-spatial Performance: at Bauhaus-Dessau, November 2008:
record dances, Bühnenstudios der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau [Internet].
Joynes, L (2001) “Yuichi Higashionna at NADIF Tokyo,” Milan: Flash Art.
Joynes, L. (1999). “Some Say They Did: Some Say They Didn’t, Contemporary Art of Yoshitomo
Nara at Ginza Art Space,” New York: Art in America.
Joynes, L. (1998).“The New Pathetic. Contemporary British art in the 1990s,”Vienna: Springer.
Joynes, L (1998). “Explorations of the Uncanny in Contemporary American Art: Paul McCarthy,
Mike Kelly and David Lynch.”London: Goldsmiths, University of London.[Dissertation].
Works in progress
Joynes, L et al (2019). Emerging models for teaching, evaluation and curriculum
development, New York: Critical Practices.
Joynes, L (2019). “Arts in Higher Education in Mongolia,” Philadelphia:
American Center for Mongolian Studies.
Post-Doctorate in Fine Art
Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo/ University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research on indigenous ritual and performative art.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
Visiting Scholar in the School of Art and the Department of Philosophy on the
Visiting Scholar and Scientist Program at Columbia University.
Masters in Fine Art
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan,
Three year graduate program in the arts with specialization in Asian contemporary art.
Japan Ministry of Education and Culture Scholar.
Master of Art in Fine Art (MA) (contemporary art and theory)
Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly), San Luis Obispo, CA
Specialization in transnational strategy and technology transfer
Published graduate research on technology transfer.
Master of Science in Management (MSc)
Boston University and Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences,Brussels, Belgium
Specialization in International Management Strategy.
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in History (BA)
Boston University, Boston, MA.
College of Liberal Arts
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society in History
Fellowships and Awards
CEC ArtsLink Foundation New York (Russia, 2017)
The University of the Arts London Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, UK (2015)
Mission China Cultural Grant, 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).
Artist-centric practices within the museum, Museum2050, Long Museum, Shanghai
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 Education, 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).
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