Jo Lundberg


Using the pew as a desk and kneelers as her seat, Jo Lundberg taught herself how to draw portraits during Catholic mass as a child. She never stopped doodling. Jo’s often up-cycles pieces of wood (or other re-used items, such as bed sheets) that are rescued from alleys, burn piles, carpenters’ detritus, ect. and uses the natural beauty of the wood grain as part of the composition. Often described as “surreal,” her work is inspired by the natural world, the sea, Frida Kahlo, human anatomy and the place where psychology and the human condition bisect. Her paintings meanings are often shrouded in symbolism. Jo has shown along the west coast, including Design For Humanity, an art, music and fashion show sponsored by Billabong at Paramount Studios in LA. Her work is in private and public collections, including St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.



M.A. Art Therapy
Saint Mary of the Woods College / Saint Mary of the Woods, IN / anticipated graduation 2013

Oregon AHEC Spanish Health Care Interpreter Certificate
Oregon Health Sciences University - Cascades East Area Health Education Center / Bend, OR. Certificate of Completion, 2010

B.A. Studio Art; Spanish Minor
Linfield College / McMinnville, OR / June, 2006
Linfield College Departmental Honors (Studio Art & Visual Culture, 2006)
Linfield College Thesis Honors (2006)


2013 Nightlight Lounge, Portland, OR
2013 Townshends Tea, Portland, OR
2013 Eyedentity, Portland, OR
2012 Recent Work, Wallflower Boutique, Santa Cruz, CA
2012 Thump Coffee, Bend, OR
2012 541 Threads Pop-up shop, Bend, OR
2011 Have Your Cake and Eat it Too, Poethouse Art, Bend, OR, 1 month
2011 Radish Underground, Portland, OR, 1 month
2010 Thump Coffee, Bend, OR, 1 month
2010 Mad Happy Lounge, Bend, OR, 3 months
2010 Tart, Bend, OR, 1 month
2010 Four Letter Words, Poethouse Art, Bend, OR, 1 month
2010 Something to Sleep On, Poethouse Art, Bend, OR (solo), 1 month
2009 Coalition, San Luis Obispo, CA (solo), 2 months
2009 Lone Pine Coffee Roasters, Bend, OR, 1 month
2009 Corrupt Woods, Poethouse Art, Bend, OR (solo), 1 month


2013 Surfrider Foundation: Summer soiree, Holocene, Portland, OR
2013 EPICURIOUS: America’s Relationship with Food, Denzien Gallery – Milepost 5, Portland, OR
2013 The Heart of the Matter, Lane Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Fowl Play, Lane Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Art Erotique, Portland, OR (ongoing)
2012 Winterfest Festival, Bend, OR
2012 Tyson Gallery, Everett Station Lofts, Portland, OR
2012 Emerge Underground, The Slate, Portland, OR,
2011 The Love Show, Portland, OR, 1 month
2010 Bright Place Gallery, Bend, OR (two person show), 1 month
2010 Lemondrop Salon, Bend, OR (two person show), 2 months
2010 The Portland Bridge Festival, Beam Gallery, Portland, OR (juried), 1 month
2010 Billabong Design for Humanity. Paramount Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 1 day
2010 Who are we? TBD Loft, Bend, OR, 2 months
2010 Icon City, Tower Theatre, Bend, OR, 1 day
2010 St. Charles Hospital, Bend OR, (two person show), 2 months
2009 Push Art Show & Auction, Treefort, Bend, OR, 1 month
2008 X-Rated Show, Pleasure World, Bend, OR (juried), 3 months
2008 Rise Up: Art for India Fundraiser, Poethouse Art, Bend, OR, 1 day
2007 Juried Show, Evolve Gallery (100th Monkey Studio), Portland, OR (group), 1 month
2006 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR, 2 days
2006 Recent Graduate Show, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR (group), 1 month
2006 Five folks: A Variety Show, The Portland Art Center, Portland, OR (group), 1 month
2006 Southeast Portland Art Walk, Portland, OR (group), 2 days
2006 Muse Art and Design, Portland, OR (group), 1 month
2005 Ugly People With Beautiful Problems, Renshaw Gallery, McMinnville, OR (group), 1 month


2009 Rise Up: Art for India Collaborative, Rise Up warehouse, Bend, OR
2007 Wieden &Kennedy, 25th Anniversary Gala, Portland, OR
2006 Fall of the Inca, Hatun Sonco Wasi Children’s Home, Cuzco, Peru
2006 Private residence, Portland, OR
2006 Get on the Bus, The Bus Project Gala, Portland, OR


2011 Ben McCloud Scholarship for graduate study in art therapy
2010 Poethouse Art Resident Artist Patron Award
2008 1st Place, X-Rated Show
2008 Poethouse Art Resident Artist Scholarship
2006 Linfield College Departmental Honors
2006 Linfield College Thesis Honors


2013 “Friends Made: Alchemy and Upcycled Art,” January 29th, 2013, Looptworks blog,
2012 The Source Weekly, April 2012, Volume 16, Issue 17, p. 1 (cover image)
2012 The Source Weekly, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 Recognize.html
2012 I Made This. Willamette Week, January 2012
2011 The Source Weekly, January 2011, Volume 16, Issue 1, p. 1 (cover image)
2010 First Friday: Thump Coffee, December, 2010, Volume 15, Issue 12, p. 21
2010 Featured Artist, Reclamation of the Arts and Music Project (R.A.M.P.),October 1,p.2
2010 Artist Spotlight, Shred NW Magazine, Fall 2010, p. 24
2010 “Finding Her Place.” The Bulletin, Bend, OR, September 3, 2010, p. 9
2010 Dirt Rag Magazine, Reader Mail, Fall 2010, p. 10


2012 Lay it Out Events, Bend, OR
2011 St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, OR
2010 Bpositiv Charity Auction, Bend, OR