Joan Stoltman '05
Joan Stoltman '05 finished her master's work in art history at the Pratt Institute in Summer 2008. Copies of her thesis, “Engage, Perform, Act: How Contemporary Artists Use the Book as Form and the Book as Idea,” were added to the collections of more than a dozen nationally recognized institutions, including the New York Public Library, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her first article, a review of the symposium “Metaphor Taking Shape: Poetry, Art, and the Book” at Yale University in March 2008, appeared in Vol. 31, no. 1 of Umbrella, a journal dedicated to artists’ books, art books and new media. She and her fellow 2005 Quadrangle alumni Amber Mazza and Josh Paufler still dream of poetry vending machines in every school, and are working towards a small press venture together.