Joanne Greenbaum was born in New York in 1953. She attended Bard College and lives and works in New York. She is represented by Rachel Uffner Gallery, NYC, Greengrassi, London and Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

She has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at the Museum Abteiberg, Germany; Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich; Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel; and Greengrassi, London. Greenbaum has been in numerous exhibitions including at the Saatchi Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich; Mead Gallery, University Warwick, UK; Haim Chanin Fine Arts, New York; P.S.1/MoMA, New York; K.S.Art, New York; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.