Joan Easton was born in Brooklyn, New York. She resides in Manhattan, and has a studio in Williamsburg/Bushwick. She received a Masters of Studio Art from New York University and had an internship with Robert Zakanitch. Her work was selected for juried exhibitions by Bill Carroll, Donald Kuspit, Ivan Karp, Grace Glueck, Phyllis Braff, Charlotta Kotik, Jennie Lamensdorf, James Panero, Amy Smith-Stewart, Andrea Wells and Lauren Hinkson. She has exhibited at the Nassau County Museum, Islip Art Museum, Attleboro Museum and Queens Museum as well as nationally. Her work is in many private collections. In 2003 she won the 1st Place Award in Painting from a competition sponsored by the Pen and Brush Club in New York City. In 2006 she was a finalist for the Nancy Mattice Award sponsored by the Dangenart Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee.
Her aesthetic is centered on reconfiguring the morphology of objects she uses in her everyday life. She is curious to discern the interplay of influence she introduces, with the possibilities and constraints inherent in the chosen objects. Ideally, those explorations will result in a new, more expansive, and hopefully transcendent "presence" for those objects.