About the Artist
Joanne Funkhouser recently graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as a transfer student in the fall of 2019. She is currently taking part in the annual student exhibition in 2020. Her work is a collaboration of contemporary ideals inspired by the history of painting. Her most recent portraits discuss the ideas of replacing hierarchy with friendship. After spending her education dissecting portraits of historical wealth she firmiliarizes the unknown with what she knows--turning her friends into these characters.