Specializing in Japanese fine art for over thirty-five years, Joan B Mirviss LTD features Japanese screens and scrolls, woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), and modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics in its Madison Avenue Gallery. Joan B Mirviss LTD will continue to bring audiences in New York, around the country and abroad the very best in Japanese fine art, featuring solo shows by important ceramists and exhibitions of antique woodblock prints. As always, you will find us at the Winter Antiques Show, the preeminent art and antiques fair in the country where we have exhibited as the leading dealer of Japanese art for thirty years, and is pleased to be joining the inaugural fair for THE SALON: Art + Design / NY in association with the Syndicat National des Antiquaires, the largest association of art and design dealers in France as well as the producers of the Paris Biennale.
Joan B. Mirviss
Joan B. Mirviss is an expert and leading dealer in Japanese art, specializing in modern and contemporary ceramics, ukiyo-e prints, paintings, and screens. Ms. Mirviss received her M.A. in Japanese art history from Columbia University, and has lectured widely at museums and universities in the United States and Japan. She is the foremost Western dealer in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese ceramics, and her New York gallery at Madison Avenue, Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., exclusively represents the top Japanese clay artists. As a distinguished, widely published, and highly respected specialist in her field, Mirviss has advised and built collections for many museums and private collectors.As a private dealer for more than thirty years, Ms. Mirviss has participated in and served as honorary vetter at prominent art and antique fairs throughout the country, including the prestigious Winter Antiques Show (since 1980) and the International Asian Art Fair (since its inception in 1996). With the opening in 2007 of her new gallery, she now organizes and annually holds five to six exhibitions of both modern and antique Japanese art––bringing the work of celebrated artists as well as hitherto unknown talents to the attention of the American public. Her clients include more than forty-five museums throughout the world.
Akemi Yoneyama (米山朱実), Japanese Coordinator, served as Curator and Head of Education at the Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan, before relocating to New York City in 1998. Here she joined the founding team of Sepia International and The Alkazi Collection of Photography where she was Research Associate, bringing the work of numerous established and emerging Japanese artists to an American audience. Akemi was first introduced to Mingei (craft-art) at the Ohara Museum and is happy to have returned full-circle to the world of Japanese ceramic art at Joan B. Mirviss LTD.
Maren Jansen studied English Literature and Art History as an undergraduate at the University of Arizona in Tucson. An interest in the gallery world and decorative arts led her to relocate to New York, where she is currently enrolled as a Masters candidate in Parsons’ History of Decorative Arts and Design program. She began working as an intern with our gallery in January 2012, following a desire to learn more about Japanese woodblock prints. Maren has since enjoyed being immersed in the world of Japanese ceramics.