Joanna Mittman grew up in Chicago and Paris and now lives in Napa, California. Her mother is an artist and her father is a mathematician, but Joanna was stubbornly uninterested in both of those disciplines; she instead chose a more left-brained path and became an attorney. Most of her legal career was spent as a research attorney for the trial and appellate courts in California, and as an adjunct professor teaching legal research and writing. After retiring from the law, Joanna enrolled in art classes at her local community college and fell in love with printmaking, and especially with ink monotypes. She now blends art and mathematics by creating black and white abstract monotypes, which she then cuts, folds and builds into multifaceted 3D geometric mobiles and relief style wall pieces. Joanna has participated in group and solo shows in Napa, Yountville and Sonoma, and has exhibited at Casa Diana Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.