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Joy Curtis

Joy Curtis’ work uses an array of history-laden materials to creates visual fables. Her practice involves extensive research from the origins of commercial fabrics and dyes, to minerology to architecture. She layers and juxtaposes cloth with brass, hand dyed fabrics rusted with oxidized metals, wax and bronze. Her works describe a rich inner world, one which can be deciphered through its material references, but not fully understood.

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Joy Curtis in "december"

Joy Curtis has several of her sculptures from her Skeleton Woman series reproduced in december, volume 33.2. A concise overview of the series written by december art editor Buzz Spector is included in the introduction to the current issue.

Outside Exhibition

Joy Curtis in Group Show at Conduit Gallery

Joy Curtis has work included in a three person show, One Eye Opens Another, at Conduit Gallery, part of Reservoir Studios. The exhibition is on view by appointment only from Sept. 9 through October 8.

Joy Curtis: The Inner Hospital

Explore the making of “The Inner Hospital” in Edition No. 10 of KLAUSGALLERY.CLOUD

Outside Exhibition

Joy Curtis at Mana Contemporary

Joy Curtis has a sculpture included in Tectonic Threads, a group show comprised o 20 women artists from Iceland and New York at Mana Contemporary. The exhibition is presented by Monira Foundation in collaboration with New York Textile Month and will be on view from Sept. 11 through Sept. 24.

Outside Exhibition

Joy Curtis at Soloway Gallery

Joy Curtis will have work exhibited in Jung Lovers, a group show at Soloway Gallery curated by Jennifer Sullivan and Jack Arthur Wood. Jung Lovers will be on view from July 30 to August 28, 2022.

outside exhibition

Joy Curtis in Group Show at Museum of New Art

Joy Curtis has works included in Broken Open, a group show at MONA in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The show is up from April 19 to September 25, 2022.


Sculpture Today: A Discussion with Joy Curtis and Rachel Beach

Hrag Vartanian interviews Joy Curtis and Rachel Beach about their concurrent sculpture shows.

outside exhibitions

Joy Curtis in group exhibition at Al Held Foundation

Joy Curtis is included in a group exhibition of outdoor sculpture by Joy Curtis, Pam Lins and Christina Tenaglia at the Al Held Foundation in Boiceville, NY. The exhibition is organized by the River Valley Arts Collective and is curated by Alyson Baker. To view the exhibition make an appointment by contacting - the exhibition is on view through October 10.


Hearts Gymnastics

Joy Curtis and Melissa Brown discuss their critique club, Hearts Gymnastics. Towards the end of the discussion, Cynthia Carlson joins the conversation.