Joanna Gleich was born in 1959 in Poland. Firstly she made an artistic study in Poland. In 1979 she moved to Vienna and completed an interpreting training. She started studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna at Prof. Wolfgang Hollegha. She graduated with distinction. In 1998 she was awarded the Strabag Kunstförderer prize. The artist works and lives in Vienna. Joanna Gleichs painting is very abstract. At the beginning of her artistic work she was focused on the nature, the employment with old and new masters was in the foreground. Gradually she chose the language of pure painting. Her painting is not a reflection of reality but it is intertwined with it in many respects.