Joanna Davis Seedorf has worked in the world of art and design for almost 20 years. Before becoming the Public Art Manager for Lancaster Public Art she helped to build Modern Art, an art studio, performance space & hub for socially engaged art projects in Lancaster, PA. Projects there included The Space Machine Found on the MoonArtBike, Phonotel and Truth or Drawer. Together with Libby Modern, Davis developed and led workshops in schools to help children explore alternate ways of experiencing art. They also started Tiny Modern Concerts, an event series that provides space for specially curated performance.  

Previously Davis Seedorf created a company producing artwork for kids called Pancakes For Breakfast. It was rooted in her experiences living in Panama City for two years. Early in her career she worked as a creative at Atomic Design, a scenic design company specializing in television, concerts and events. There her projects included Alicia Keys Unplugged, BET Source Awards, Nike promotional events, Robin Hood, Turner Upfront and Farm-Aid.

Davis Seedorf has created a cover illustration for Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and her paintings are part of many private collections.


Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Illustration 2000, European Honors Program, Rome, Italy 1999

Fashion Institute of Technology, AAS, Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude 1998

Publications & Honors
Grant Recipient from the City of Lancaster Office of Public Art for Sound Mix

Finalist, Visual Design Competition of the Frank Gherry designed Museo de Biodiversidad, Panama City, Panama

Philadelphia Alumni Writers House, Franklin & Marshall College, “Modern Art,” February 2015

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