Joanna Frueh is a writer, performance artist, scholar, and teacher whose work expands into photo, video, and audio pieces. She received a...
Joanna Frueh is a writer, performance artist, scholar, and teacher whose work expands into photo, video, and audio pieces. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2008. Many of her performance texts appear in books that she has authored and which have been produced by distinguished presses, such as Clairvoyance (For Those In The Desert): Performance Pieces, 1979-2004, published by Duke University Press in 2008. Her most recent book, A Short Story about a Big Healing (2013), is her second self-published book. In 2011 an issue of TDR: The Drama Review, the premiere journal of performance studies, featured Frueh with a series of essays by scholars and numerous photos of her work. Frueh has performed and lectured in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Her work has been described as trailblazing, inspiring, seductive, innovative, liberating, and playful. She is Professor of Art History Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno.