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


Born in Valparaiso, IN, 1976. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, 2002-present.


M.F.A. Fine Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH 2002
B.A. Fine Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 1999

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.


2017  Baggage Claim, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
2017 Throat Chakra, organized by Christine Heindl, Songs for Presidents, Ridgewood, NY
2016 Weight Over Time, curated by Vincent Como, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Rational Curves, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY.
2016 Drawing for Sculpture, curated by Courtney Puckett, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Object’hood, curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn. Lesley Heller, New York, NY
2013 Location, Location, Location, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 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
2011 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
2011 Temporary Antumbra Zone, curated by Udora Hajimik, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Tensile Strength, ZieherSmith, New York, NY.
2010 Painting Comes Alive, curated by Erik den Breejen, ArtJail, New York, NY.
2010 On Display, curated by Hrag Vartanian, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 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, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY Curated by Ross Bleckner,
Peter Halley, and Sue Williams.
2001 Cross Sections, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, OH.


2017 Halle, Howard, Check out the best group exhibitions at galleries this summer, Time Out New York, July 14th, 2017
2014 Vartanian, Hrag, NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever, Hyperallergic, May 10, 2104
2011 Vartanian, Hrag, Sculpture Today: A Discussion with Joy Curtis & Rachel Beach,
Hyperallergic, March 18, 2011
2011 Archey, Karen, At Klaus von Nichtssagend, Joy Curtis’ Stalactites Freshen Lower East Side Offerings, Artinfo, March 15th, 2011
2011 Traux, Stephen, Sculpting with Ruins or Imposing Force on Matter,
Hyperallergic, March 10, 2011
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,
2008  Kalm, James, Tensegrity, Wagmag, July 1, 2008.
2008 Vartanian Hrag, Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival.
2007 Vartanian Hrag, A Tour of Bushwick Open Spaces 2007,
2005 Wagner, James, The CRG Gallery Goes to Brooklyn,


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 Dedalus 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