Joana Gosly

Introducing Joana

Known for her weavings and sculptures, American-born artist Joana Gosly began when she was quite young, studying weaving techniques with Esther Warner Dendel. In Dendel’s studio she participated in a workshop given by Josep Grau-Garriga.  Two years later she was one of Grau-Garriga’s collaborator in his studio in Barcelona. Presently she lives in Madrid, where she has been developing her artistic activity, further experimenting with different materials such as sheet metal, learning patinas and afterward mixing them with silks, nylon and brass.

What we love about Joana

Her work and even their titles are inspired by architecture, astronomy and ethereal places. Silk, brass, copper, oxidized metals all intertwined on an otherworldly plane. Pliable metals so intricately woven they appear suspended, if not floating, in entrancing sculptures like “Prisma”. Opposing materials undulating between structured threads materialize harmoniously in earthy hues in “Columpio. “Aqualung” takes our breath away. Be spun into awe by Joana’s tri-dimensional artistry.

Artist Bio

Group Exhibitions

  1. 2016 – Festival of Threads, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2016 – Triennal of Tapestry, Lodz. Poland, artist selected to represent Spain
  3. 2016 – Affordable Art in Brussels, Belgium
  4. 2015 – Cultur3Club, Palacio de Revillagigedo, Gijón, Spain
  5. 2014 – Contextile, Guimarae. Portugal
  6. 2012 – International Fair of Extraordinary Textiles, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  7. 2011 – International Exhibit in Small Format, Barcelona, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

  1. 2016 – Espacio Ronda, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2016 – Birgitta Elbers Gallery, Mallorca, Spain
  3. 2013 – Cruce Gallery, Madrid, Spain


  1. 1977 – 1981 – Studies of weaving and etching, La Escola Massana and sculpture at La Escuela Superior de  Bellas Artes Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 1975 – 1976 – Apprenticeship and assistant at Josep Grau-Garriga´s studio, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 1974 – 1975 – Studies of Fine Arts at San Diego City College, California, USA
  4. 1972 – Began weaving with Esther Warner Dendal and textile workshop given by Josep Grau-Garriga at E.W.Dendal´s studio



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