b.1976 in Valparaiso, IN
lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
MFA in Fine Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
BA Fine Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Skeleton Woman, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Soul Shell, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Empty is Run About Freely, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Amphibological Displays, HQ, Brooklyn, NY
Counter, Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Pyooraktivity, Black Box Theater, Cedar Falls, IA
On the Grounds: Joy Curtis, Pam Lins, Christina Tenaglia, curated by Alyson Baker , organized by the River Valley Arts Collective, Al Held Foundation, Boiceville, NY
With Every Fiber, curated by Anki King, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
Cult of the Crimson Queen, curated by Michelle Segre, Ceysson & Bénétière, NY
Counterpointe, Actor’s Fund Art Center, Brooklyn, NY
The Spooky Show, curated by Neesh Interactive, Aquarius, Queens, NY
Baggage Claim, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York
Throat Chakra, organized by Christine Heindl, Songs for Presidents, Ridgewood, NY
Weight Over Time, curated by Vincent Como, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
Ecco Domus, curated by Enrico Gomez, Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Rational Curves, curated by Robert Otto Epstein, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY
Drawing for Sculpture, curated by Courtney Puckett, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
‘Til Death Do We Part, Lorimoto, Ridgewood, NY
On the Inner and Outer Self, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York
Object’hood, curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn, Lesley Heller, New York
Pleasures of the Flesh, Outpost, Ridgewood, NY
Jewel, organized by Norte Maar and Andrea Bergart, Brooklyn, NY
Communal Table, Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mixtape, No.4 Studio, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, New York
Location, Location, Location, curated by Sun You, on a loading dock in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York
Found Outside, curated by Alyson Baker and Richard Klein, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Low Epic, Chashama, New York
Heros, Small Black Door, Ridgewood, NY
Sculpture Garden, The Onderdonk House, Ridgewood, NY
Wavers, EJ Hauser Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Undercover, Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
The Finishers, curated by Ethan Greenbaum and Eric Gleason, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Tensile Strength, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, New York (Catalogue)
Temporary Antumbra Zone, curated by Udora Hajimik, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Painting and Sculpture: Foundation for Contemporary Art Benefit Exhibition, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Painting Comes Alive!, curated by Erik den Breejen, Art Jail, New York
On Display, curated by Hrag Vartanian, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY (Catalogue)
Eternal Return, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Permanent Collection, Volume One, English Kills, Brooklyn, NY
The Winning Hand, Workspace, Los Angeles, CA
Time Bandits II, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY
Tensegrity, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Eggcartonopolis, HQ, Brooklyn, NY
Wagmag Benefit, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Time Bandits and Portraits of Yoda, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY
Infrequently Asked Questions, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York
On It, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York
In the Wake, Triple Candie, New York
Ohio University Alumni Exhibition, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Unframed First Look, curated by Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, and Sue Williams, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Cross Sections, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, OH
Fateman, Johanna, “Jennifer J. Lee / Joy Curtis”, The New Yorker, February 4.
Halle, Howard, “Check Out the Best Group Exhibitions at Galleries This Summer,” Time Out New York, July 14.
Meier, Allison, “Contemporary takes on the Self in a Manhattan Church”, HyperAllergic September 14.
Vartanian, Hrag, “NADA New York Does It Better Than Ever,” Hyperallergic, May 10.
Silver, Jocelyn, “Delicious Eye Candy at Socrates Sculpture Park”, HyperAllergic.
Vartanian, Hrag, “Sculpture Today: A Discussion with Joy Curtis & Rachel Beach,” Hyperallergic, March 18.
Archey, Karen, “At Klaus von Nichtssagend, Joy Curtis’ Stalactites Freshen Lower East Side Offerings,” Artinfo, March 15.
Russeth, Andrew “The Working Title, at the Bronx River Arts Center”, Sixteen Miles of String
Traux, Stephen, “Sculpting with Ruins or Imposing Force on Matter,” Hyperallergic, March 10.
Richardson, Benjamin, “‘Empty is Run About Freely’ at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery,” Opening Ceremony New News, March 8.
Thelander, Emmy, “Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan ‘On Display,'” Brooklyn Exposed, August.
Griffin, Nora, “Tensegrity at Klaus von Nichtssagend,” ArtCritical.com
Kalm, James, “Tensegrity,” Wagmag, July 1.
Vartanian, Hrag, “Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival,” HragVartanian.com
Vartanian, Hrag, “A Tour of Bushwick Open Spaces 2007,” HragVartanian.com
Wagner, James, “The CRG Gallery Goes to Brooklyn,” JamesWagner.com
Emerging Artist Fellowship Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Completion Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee
Ohio University Scholarship and Teaching Associateship
Harry Z. and Grace R. Foster Memorial Scholarship
Dafedalus Foundation Award Nominee
Tostlebe-Ray Fine Art Scholarship
Norwest Bank Undergraduate Research Award
University of Northern Iowa Undergraduate Research Award