Joy Curtis, Plants and Animals, 2020Indigo, Osage orange, cochineal, walnut, madder and procion dyes on cotton, metal, spandex, sea sponges and raffa72 x 66 x 16 inches, 182.88 x 167.64 x 40.64 cm
Joy Curtis, The Inner Hospital, 2020Cochineal on cotton, rope, and silk108 x 48 x 31 inches, 274.32 x 121.92 x 78.74 cm
Joy Curtis, Ghost Dance, 2020Indigo and procion dyes on cotton, burlap and rope; steel, rust and wax110 x 12 x 15 inches, 279.40 x 30.48. 38.10 cm
Installation view, Skeleton Woman, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2020
Joy Curtis, No Neuron, 2018wool, madder-dyed rope, bronze, brass and steel76 x 18 x 13 inches, 193.04 x 45.72 x 33.02 cm
Joy Curtis, No Neuron (detail), 2018wool, madder-dyed rope, bronze, brass and steel76 × 18 × 13 inches, 193.04 × 45.72 × 33.02 cm
Joy Curtis, Ardhanarishvara, 2018indigo and madder-dyed cotton duck, rope and steel69 x 24 x 15 inches, 175.26 x 60.96 x 38.10 cm
Joy Curtis, Ardhanarishvara (detail), 2018indigo and madder-dyed cotton duck, rope and steel69 x 24 x 15 inches, 175.26 x 60.96 x 38.10 cm
Installation view, Joy Curtis, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2019
Joy Curtis, Atlas, 2019madder-dyed cotton duck and rope, wool, copper beads, grommets and steel92 x 29 x 16 inches, 233.68 x 73.66 x 40.64 cm
Installation view, Joy Curtis, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2013
Installation view, Joy Curtis, at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2013
Installation of , Hades, at Socrates Sculpture Park, 2011
Installation view, Empty is Run About Freely, at Klaus von NIchtssagend Gallery, 2011
Installation view, Joy Curtis, at Klaus von NIchtssagend Gallery, 2009

Biography

b.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

2020
Skeleton Woman, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2019
Soul Shell, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

2013
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York

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

2009
Joy Curtis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Amphibological Displays, HQ, Brooklyn, NY

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

1999
Pyooraktivity, Black Box Theater, Cedar Falls, IA

Group Exhibitions

2021
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

2020
Cult of the Crimson Queen, curated by Michelle Segre, Ceysson & Bénétière, NY

2019
Counterpointe, Actor’s Fund Art Center, Brooklyn, NY

2017
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

2016
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

2015
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

2014
Communal Table, Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Mixtape, No.4 Studio, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington Street, New York

2013
Location, Location, Location, curated by Sun You, on a loading dock in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2009
The Winning Hand, Workspace, Los Angeles, CA
Time Bandits II, Bushwick Open Spaces, Brooklyn, NY

2008
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

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

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

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

2001
Cross Sections, Seigfred Gallery, Athens, OH

Bibliography

2019
Fateman, Johanna, “Jennifer J. Lee / Joy Curtis”, The New Yorker, February 4.

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

2015
Meier, Allison, “Contemporary takes on the Self in a Manhattan Church”, HyperAllergic September 14.

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

2011
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.

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

2008
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

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

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

Awards

2011

Emerging Artist Fellowship Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

2009
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space

2005
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Completion Grant

2002
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee

1999-02
Ohio University Scholarship and Teaching Associateship

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

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

1997
University of Northern Iowa Undergraduate Research Award

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