Winter worked in architecture for ten years before receiving her MFA from SMU. She studied art and architecture at Texas Tech University. Her solo exhibitions from the mid 1990’s - 2018 include galleries in New York, Chicago, Santa Fe, Houston, Marfa, San Antonio, Austin and Dallas. Her work is in the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Tyler Museum of Art and in numerous collections, both private and public, in the US and UK. She currently lives and works in Dallas and is represented by Holly Johnson Gallery. Winter’s work is included in book publications: Texas Abstract: Modern/Contemporary and Flatbed Press at 25 Years and recent catalogues, Joan Winter, Edge of Light and Joan Winter, Japan Prints.