JOANN DEPOLO | ARTIST & AUTHOR

JoAnn DePolo is an artist, author, speaker, teacher, and visionary. Her unique paintings of cityscapes, water scenes, and bold abstracts have gained recognition from art collectors internationally. JoAnn’s art can be found hanging in the homes of several celebrities, including world renowned artist Peter Max and Major League ball player Omar Vizquel. DePolo’s paintings are published in several art books.  Her painting Creativity has been accepted into the 2020 edition of American Artwork.  This is the fourth time DePolo has achieved the honor.  In addition, she is the author of Making It As An Artist which takes a vivid look at finding a successful path to an art career. 

JoAnn is an advocate for advancing art enrichment throughout communities. She has served on administrative boards and advisory committees for a number of nonprofit arts organizations including the City of North Olmsted Arts Commission 2013-2016. Her North Olmsted studio and gallery opened in 2012 and is known for dynamic original concept fine art, individualized painting instruction and professional development.

The energy, creativity, and personal story of JoAnn DePolo have made her a well-respected leader in the art world.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I create in the abstract. I have found my artistic perspective to be unconventional with an approach to painting without limits or boundaries. Each day unveils a multitude of present-day concepts that serve as my inspiration to create contemporary abstract paintings. My artwork encourages viewers to search beyond the obvious, visualize concepts that are unnoticed or unintentionally buried. Creating abstract paintings invigorates me. For now, I feel it’s the only form of visual art where I can truly bring my unique point of view to life.


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Exhibition Record

2007 - Present - George Streeter Circulating Art Collection
2007 Simple Expressions, Olmsted Falls, OH
2007 Cleveland Bar Association, Galleria Cleveland, OH
2007 Artist Review Today Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 Artist Review Today Gallery, Cleveland, OH
2006 TrueNorth Gallery, Avon Lake, OH
2006 Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, Community Mural
2006 Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH
2006 Simply Younique, Olmsted Falls, OH
2005 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
2002 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
2000 Kelly Randall Gallery Tremont, OH
1998 Barth Gallery, Tremont, OH
1998 Gold Medal Gallery, University Circle Little Italy
1995 Barth Gallery, Tremont, OH
1995 Art Avenue Gallery Tower City, Cleveland

2019 200 Public Square Gallery , Cleveland, Ohio 2018 The Center for Artful Living, Westlake, OH 2017 Metropolitan at the Nine Gallery Cleveland, Ohio 
2015 Ohio Governor’s Residence Feature Artist
2014 JDSG Gallery, North Olmsted, OH
2014 CCPL Beachwood, OH
2013 City Hall Gallery North Olmsted, OH
2013 St. John Westshore Medical Center, Westlake, OH
2012 Landfill Art Gallery of Metal Canvases, Minnesota
2011 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2011 Vintage Gallery, Avon Lake, OH
2011 TrueNorth Cultural Arts, Sheffield Lake, OH
2010 Avon Lake Public Library
2010 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2009 Avenbury Lodge, Avon Ohio
2009 Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2009 George Streeter Circulating Art Collection
2008 Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
2008 George Streeter Art Therapy Circulating Collection
2008 June Art Review, Galleria at Erieview, Cleveland, OH
2008 Simple Expressions Gallery, Olmsted Falls, OH


Magazine / News / Radio

2018 Bay Village Observer
2017 Morning Journal "Display the Music"
2017 Villager Newspaper
2015 Chronicle “Art Finds Home at Governor’s”
2015 Celebrate North Olmsted Feature
2013 Westlife “Business of Art - Artists Learn to Think Out of the Box”
]2013 Westlife “N.O Artist Prepares for Opening in New Space”
2012 Sun News “Paint the Flower Red”
2012 Cleveland Magazine Rain Barrel Artist
2010 The Sentinel West Shore Sun “Come & Create™ Student Exhibit”
2010 Idea Stream - Art Works University Circle Cleveland
2010 America Creates
2009 Sun News, “Extreme Home Makeover ”
2009 Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Young Audiences”
2008 Free Times, “Putt Mutt”, APL Fund Raiser
2008 Artist Review Today Magazine, “Putt Mutt” APL Fund Raiser
2006 Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Come & Create Community Murals"
2006 The Villager, "JoAnn DePolo, author of Making It As An Artist”
2006 Artist Review Today, "Come & Create Community Murals"
2004 Sun News, Feature Story, “Cleveland Artist”
2003 The Villager, Murals
2001 The Sun News, Feature Story, "Electronic Sculptures"
1998 Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday Magazine, Feature Artist
1998 Westlife, Feature Story, "Cleveland Rocks"
1999 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feature Story, "Community Mural"
1998 Cleveland Plain Dealer, Art Review
1995 Sun News, Feature Story, "Cleveland Rocks"

Celebrity Collections

Artist Peter Max, Omar Vizquel, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Loggins

TV Appearances

2012 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live
2011 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live
2010 FOX8 Morning News - ArtWorks
2009 FOX8 Morning News Painting Live & American Idol Panel Chat
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live at R&R Hall of Fame - Aug. 8
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Painting Live at R&R Hall of Fame - July 4
2008 FOX 8 Morning News Come & Create Arts Launch - Jan. 2
2007 FOX8 Morning Show Live Painting – “Artist Showdown”
2006 FOX8 Morning Show - “Come & Create Cleveland 2006 Murals”
2006 Avon Lake, Ohio Comcast TV Spotlight Interview
2005 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2004 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2003 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
2001 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show
1999 Feature Artist FOX8 Morning Show

Curated Art Books and Published Works

2019 American Artwork - art book 
2016 American Art Collector - art book
2013 American Art Collector - art book
2011 101 Great Ways To Enhance Your Career - Contributing Author 2006 Making It As An Artist

Private Collections

Ireland, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, California, Virginia, Connecticut, Hawaii, Missouri, South Carolina, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas

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