Joy Curtis

Joy Curtis, installation view, 2013
Joy Curtis, Pyrite Louis XV Chassis, 2012 hydrocal, fiberglass, acrylic, acrylic mirror 48 x 16 x 16 inches, 121.9 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Joy Curtis, King Flunky Chassis, 2013 hydrocal, fiberglass, acrylic, acrylic mirror, silicone 80.5 x 18 x 18 inches, 204.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Joy Curtis, Gear and Eye, 2011-2013 hydrocal, paper, fiberglass, metal, acrylic 52 x 19 x 16 inches, 132.1 x 48.3 x 40.6 cm
Joy Curtis, Conductor, 2013 canvas, proclon dye, wax 120 x 59 inches, 304.8 x 149.9 cm
Joy Curtis, Gravity Well, 2013 acrylic, acrylic mirror, hydrocal, fiberglass, silicone 80.5 x 18 x 18 inches, 204.5 x 45.7 x 45.7 cm
Joy Curtis, Foursided, forced, folded, 2011 paper, hydrocal, fiberglass 20 x 13 x 11 inches, 50.8 x 33 x 27.9 cm
Joy Curtis, Displaced, distributed, forced, displayed, 2011 hydrocal, fiberglass, steel, sumi ink 90 x 16 x 16 inches, 228.6 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm
Joy Curtis, Fivesided, forced, folded, 2010 paper, hydrocal, fiberglass 24 x 24 x 24 inches, 61 x 61 x 61 cm
Joy Curtis, untitled, 2013 hydrocal, fiberglass, acrylic, acrylic mirror, salt 22 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches, 55.9 x 12.1 x 12.1 cm
Joy Curtis, Bust of the Basement, 2010 hydrocal, fiberglass and salt 98 x 29 x 24 inches, 248.9 x 73.7 x 61 cm
Joy Curtis, St. Virga, 2011 hydrocal, fiberglass and steel 98 x 23 x 18 inches, 248.9 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm

Biography

Born 1976 in Valparaiso, IN
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2002
MFA in Fine Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1999
BA Fine Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

SOLO EXHIBITiONS

2013
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

2011
Empty is Run About Freely, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

2009
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Amphibological Displays, HQ, Brooklyn, NY

2002
Counter, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH

1999
Pyooraktivity, Black Box Theater, Cedar Falls, IA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
The Spooky Show, curated by Neesh Interactive, Aquarius, Queens, NY
Baggage Claim, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York, NY
Throat Chakra, organized by Christine Heindl, Songs for Presidents, Ridgewood, NY

2016
Weight Over Time, curated by Vincent Como, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Rational Curves, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY
Drawing for Sculpture, curated by Courtney Puckett, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Object’hood, curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn, Lesley Heller, New York, NY

2013
Location, Location, Location, Brooklyn, NY
Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York, NY

2012
Found Outside, curated by Alyson Baker and Richard Klein, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2011
The Finishers, curated by Ethan Greenbaum and Eric Gleason, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
Temporary Antumbra Zone, curated by Udora Hajimik, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Tensile Strength, ZieherSmith, New York, NY

2010
Painting Comes Alive, curated by Erik den Breejen, ArtJail, New York, NY
On Display, curated by Hrag Vartanian, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
Eternal Return, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Time Bandits II, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Tensegrity, Klaus von Nichtssagend, Brooklyn, NY
Eggcartonopolis, HQ, Brooklyn, NY
Wagmag Benefit, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Time Bandits and Portraits of Yoda, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Infrequently Asked Questions, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
On It, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
In the Wake, Triple Candie, New York, NY

2004
Ohio University Alumni Exhibition, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2003
Unframed First Look, curated by Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, and Sue Williams, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Cross Sections, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, OH

PRESS

2017
Halle, Howard, “Check Out the Best Group Exhibitions at Galleries This Summer,” Time Out New York, July 14 2017

2014
Vartanian, Hrag, “NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever,” Hyperallergic, May 10 2014

2011
Vartanian, Hrag, “Sculpture Today: A Discussion with Joy Curtis & Rachel Beach,” Hyperallergic, March 18 2011
Archey, Karen, “At Klaus von Nichtssagend, Joy Curtis’ Stalactites Freshen Lower East Side Offerings,” Artinfo, March 15 2011
Traux, Stephen, “Sculpting with Ruins or Imposing Force on Matter,” Hyperallergic, March 10 2011
Richardson, Benjamin, “‘Empty is Run About Freely’ at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery,” Opening Ceremony New News, March 8 2011

2010
Thelander, Emmy, “Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan ‘On Display,'” Brooklyn Exposed, August 2010

2008
Griffin, Nora, “Tensegrity at Klaus von Nichtssagend,” ArtCritical.com
Kalm, James, “Tensegrity,” Wagmag, July 1 2008
Vartanian, Hrag, “Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival,” HragVartanian.com

2007
Vartanian, Hrag, “A Tour of Bushwick Open Spaces 2007,” HragVartanian.com

2005
Wagner, James, “The CRG Gallery Goes to Brooklyn,” JamesWagner.com

AWARDS

2009
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space

2005
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Completion Grant

2002
Joan Mitchell Award Nominee

1999-02
Ohio University Scholarship and Teaching Associateship

2001
Dafedalus Foundation Award Nominee
Harry Z. and Grace R. Foster Memorial Scholarship

1998
Tostlebe-Ray Fine Art Scholarship
Norwest Bank Undergraduate Research Award

1997
University of Northern Iowa Undergraduate Research Award

Press

Exhibitions