Born in Beijing, China, Joanne Wang developed an interest in Chinese poetry, art, and calligraphy at an early age. She studied English literature in Fudan University in Shanghai and then came to America to pursue further education. Since coming to the United States, she has drawn artistic inspiration from the Western tradition. In addition to building a career in the competitive world of publishing in New York City, Joanne continued her painting and calligraphy practice. In her work one sometimes sees the serenity and tranquility of Chinese traditional painting, and other times an adventurous foray into abstraction, as a mode of aesthetic freedom. Individual works arise as the result of particular occasions and emotions, which explains the wide range of subjects and moods, from classical serenity to modernist dynamism. She now divides her time between NY and RI.