Joan Pamboukes received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 1999 and her MFA from New Jersey City University in 2005. Her artwork has been exhibited at venues including The Montclair Art Museum, Chashama UpTown, The Dumbo Arts Festival, and The Arts Council of Princeton. Joan is a Fine Arts Professor at Long Island University, New York Film Academy and New Jersey City University. She currently lives and works with her husband, Peter Lester, in Astoria, Queens.