Education
1978-1979    BFA, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
1977-1978    Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy
1975-1977    AA (Art and Design), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Solo exhibitions
2012
Dreams and ghosts, Aeroplastics contemporary, Brussels, BE

2008   
168 sand, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006    
Joy Episalla, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
   
2004   
for the birds, Debs & Co., NYC, (catalog)

2003   
for the birds, Studio 1.1, London, UK
   
2002   
removed, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, (catalog)
gone, Clifford•Smith Gallery, Boston, MA,
removed, Debs & Co., NYC, (catalog)

2001     
Joy Episalla, The Physical Photograph, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, (catalog)

2000   
Recent Work, Clifford•Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
Joy Episalla, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

1999   
inside/out, Debs & Co., NYC, (catalog)
Joy Episalla, Debs & Co., NYC

1996
Joy Episalla, Neue Galerie/Interaktion Kunst, Hannover, DE, (catalog)

two-person exhibitions
2008   
Medium Cool, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005   
Domestic Sites of Love and Loss, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Surroundings, Clifford•Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
Joy Episalla / Chris Howard, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY

Selected group exhibitions

2012   
Longyear Invitational, NY

2011   
Social Photography II, carriage trade, NYC
VISION IS ELASTIC. THOUGHT IS ELASTIC, curated by Moyra Davey & Zoe Leonard, Murray Guy, NYC
Group Exhibition, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, Il
Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno

2010
Social Photography I, carriage trade, NYC
Exquisite Landscape, International Center of Photography, NYC
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art & the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993, White Columns, NYC
supernormAL, Braziers International Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
movement schmoovement, curated by Nancy Brooks Brody & Linda Matalon, La Mama La Galleria, NYC

2009
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art & the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993, Co-curated: Helen Molesworth
& Claire Grace, fierce pussy, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard, Cambridge, MA
As We Live & Breath, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
SENZA FRONTIERE / WITHOUT BORDERS Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Tainted Love, curated by Steven Lam & Virginia Solomon, La Mama Gallery, fierce pussy, NYC
Mining The Archive, fierce pussy at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY
out of the blue, co-curated: Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett & Amy Lipton Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

2008
Summary, Studio 1.1, London, UK
DIFFRACTED SOLSTICE, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, BE
fierce pussy, Printed Matter, NYC
Break the Rules, Mannheimer Kunstverein, curated by Hieber/Theising, Mannheim, DE, (catalog)

2007
project:rendition, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York
The Last Seduction, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL, (catalog)

2006   
All For One, One For All, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, BE
Inside/Outside; Treelines, curated by Amy Lipton, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Group Exhibition, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
When Artists Say We, curated by Andrea Geyer & Christian Rattemeyer, Artists Space, NYC
out of the blue, curated by Joy Episalla & Joy Garnett, organized by Amy Lipton,
Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2005   
Sleigh, Arts & Business, London, UK
Obligation to Endure, curated by Nick Debs, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC
NEXT, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Vanishing Point, curated by Claudine Ise; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, (catalog)
Group Exhibition of New Work by Gallery Artists, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Unspeakable, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, BE
   
2004   
Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003   
Hot House, curated by Mary Jo Vath, New York Academy of Sciences, NYC
Pretty as a Picture: Beauty & Banality in Contemporary Art, curated by Lisa Boyle, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sculptural Prints, The print center, Philadelphia, PA
Up & Coming, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, Arte Contemporaneo Feria Internacional (ARCO), Madrid, ES
The World's A Mess It's In My Kiss, Debs & Co., NYC
   
2002   
Snapshot, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
   
2001   
Peppermint, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Image In The Landscape, The Fields Sculpture Park, Art/OMI, Ghent, NY
Chelsea Rising, curated by David Rubin, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, (catalog)
   
2000   
Snapshot, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
Other Worlds; 28 Wooster St, NYC

1999   
Photic 2, eyewash, Brooklyn, NY
Stars of Track & Field, Debs & Co. NYC
Unbehagen der Geschlechter/ Gender Trouble, curated by Lutz Heiber & Gisela Theising, Neuer Aachener, Kunstrerein, Aachen, DE
Starwood Collection, Starwood, Washington, DC

1998   
New York Collection, Albright Knox Rental/Sales Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Skin Deep, 123 Watts Gallery, NYC, (catalog)
Brenner Pass/Liberty Exchange/Niemandsland, Part 2, 4 Walls, Brooklyn, NY

1997   
100 Live Girls All Night, NYC
Very Large Array, Debs & Co., New York, NY
Brenner Pass/Liberty Exchange/Niemandsland, 4 Walls, Italy/Germany
Home is where the Heart is, White Columns, NYC
Gramercy Art Fair, White Columns, NYC
Silence = Death, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, DE

1996   
Geopony, Adam Gallery, London, UK
Graphic Responses to AIDS, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1995   
interference, London Artforms Gallery, London, UK
fruit x-x-x, Jacklight Gallery, NYC
Other Rooms, Four Walls at Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC

1994   
Amendments, curated by Catherine Howe, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Silence = Death, curated by Lutz Heiber & Gisela Theising, Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, DE
Before Stonewall, White Columns, NYC

1993   
New Jersey Arts Annual, Newark Museum, NJ
Contacts/Proofs, Jersey City Museum, NJ
   
1992   
The Other Landscape, Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
Urban Alchemy, OIA Gallery, New York, NY
   
1991   
Outrageous Desire, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, (catalog)
Situation, curated by Nayland Blake & Pam Gregg, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Urban Alchemy, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
   
1990   
Post-Consumerism: Part II–Designs and Ideas for the Waste Stream, Storefront for Art and Architecture, NYC
New Jersey Arts Annual, Jersey City Museum, NJ, (catalog)
   

1989   
The Reductive Impulse, Coup de Grace Gallery, NYC

1988   
Hudson County Artists, Jersey City Museum, NJ
Four Painters, Coup de Grace Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
   
1987
The Last Supper, Ludlow Graphic Arts, NYC
Group Exhibition, O Roe Electric, Hoboken, NJ

1985   
Christopher Engel, Joy Episalla, Carrie Yamaoka, Four Walls, Hoboken, NJ

1984   
Before and After, Four Walls, Hoboken, NJ

1983   
Seven Painters, Ramapo College, Ramapo, NJ

1981   
Rutgers National Drawing Show, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Grants / fellowships
2006   
Fenenin El-Rahhal, (Nomadic Artists), International Artists Summit, organized by Lara Baladi, sponsored by the Goethe Institute and the Ford Foundation, Western Desert & Cairo, Egypt
   
2003   
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, NYC
   
1998   
Braziers Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK
   
1995   
Braziers Workshop, Oxfordshire, UK

1985   
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Teaching / lectures
2011
Internatiional Center of Photography, ICP–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies,
MFA Program
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC

2010   
David Wojnarowicz, International Center of Photography, NYC
Between the sheets, Cooper Union School of Art Interdisciplinary Seminar, Cooper Union, NYC
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC

2009   
ACT UP New York: Activism, Art & the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993 Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Harvard,
Cambridge, MA
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC
School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, NYC
New York University, NYC

2008
International Center of Photography, ICP–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies, MFA Program
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC

2007
crossing over: ACT UP & fierce pussy / Art & Activism, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, NYC

2006
Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC
School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, NYC

2005   
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
Artists Space/ Expanded Art Ideas Education Program, Artist in Residence, NYC
School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, NYC
   
2004   
School of Visual Arts, MFA Program, NYC
   
2003   
International Center for Photography, MFA Program, curated by Nayland Blake, NYC
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

2001   
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2000   
Mercer Union, Toronto, ON
NAOO Conference, curated by Robert Bedoya, NYC

1999
Cooper Hewitt Museum, curated by Barbara Hunt, NYC

Curatorial projects
2009/2006
out of the blue. Curated by Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, and Amy Lipton, 2009: Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ. 2006: Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA. Participating artists include Stephen Andrews, Michele Araujo, Robert Bordo, Diane Burko, Christos Dikeakos / Robert Smithson, John Dougill, Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Erik Hanson, Geoff Hendricks, JJ L'Heureux, Bill Jones, Zoe Leonard, Frank Moore, Jaanika Peerna, Andrea Polli, Hunter Reynolds, Austin Thomas, Bing Wright, Carrie Yamaoka, Andrea Zittel. (multiple/brochure
with illus.), http://outoftheblueproject.org

2007
project:rendition, a collaborative project by artists Joy Episalla, Carrie Moyer and Carrie Yamaoka, known as JC2. The exhibition takes as its focal point the practice of "rendering"
or making people disappear, either literally—as in the "extraordinary renditions" practiced
by the Bush Administration—or more indirectly by rendering them politically and existentially mute. The exhibition is augmented by a curated series of performances that use the gallery installation as an arena in which the performer is fully audible and partially visible to the audience, while the audience remains invisible to the performer. Performers include: Jake Araujo-Simon, Anna Blume, William Allen, David Levi Strauss, Cindy Carr and Kay Turner. Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York. (multiple/poster), www.projectrendition.info

Reviews & publications
2011      
Marcus, Sara, Art Forum, "Vision is Elastic. Thought is Elastic", May 21, 2011
Blind Spot, Issue 43 , guest edited by Moyra Davey and Zoe Leonard, p. 43-44, illus.
Bynum Brad, 'Portraits of the artists, Myself Exhibition', Reno News & Review, Arts & Culture
section, January 20, 2011

2010   
JC2, 'project: rendition', Public Culture, Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 2010, pp 119-126

2009   
Hieber, Lutz & Moebius, Stephan (Hg.), Avantgarden Und Politik, Kunstlerischer Aktivismusvon Dada bis zur Postmoderne,
published by Bibliografische Information der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek, pp. 185-201, illus .

2008
Kinkley, Jonathan, "Medium Cool", TimeOut/Chicago, Issue 162: April 3-9, Illus., Artner, Alan, "Atmospheric reflections captured
within … hotel television sets", Chicago Tribune,March 21, p. 18, illus.
fierce pussy, exhibition catalog, published by Printed Matter, NYC, April, Illus
Hieber/Theising: Break the Rules, exhibition catalog, Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, DE

2007
The New Yorker, "project:rendition", June 25, p. 17
Hickey, Dave & Secrist, Carrie: The Last Seduction, A Welcome Surrender to Beauty, exhibition catalog, published by Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
The New Yorker, Goings on About Town, Art : 'project:rendition', June 25
Time Out/New York, Art, Momenta Art: 'project:rendition', May 31- June 6, p. 82

2006
Badtke-Berkow, Joseph: 'Art in a sea of sand', The Daily Star, Egypt, Dec. 14, p. 25, illus.
Terzian, Peter: 'Screen Savers', Culture & Travel, September 26, p. 144, illus.
Rosof, Libby: 'Dancing with trees', Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof's Artblog, July 27
Newhall, Edith: 'ART', Weekend, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 23
Newhall, Edith: 'Looking skyward for a spark', The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 17
Out of the Blue, exhibition brochure, published by Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA, Mar 4
Kenny, William: 'Rain or Shine, Artists Find Inspiration', Northeastern Times, March 2

2005   
Johnson, Ken: 'Everywhere's the Same: Nowhere in Particular', The New York Times, June 3, p. 34
Foster, Hal: 'Six Notes on Vanishing', Vanishing Point, exhibition catalog, published by Wexner Center for  the
Arts, Ohio State University, p. 28
Isé, Claudine: 'Vanishing Points', Vanishing Point, exhibition catalog, published by Wexner Center for the Arts,
Ohio State University, p. 14, 48-49, illus.

2004
Rattemeyer, Christian: 'Traversing the Backyard Horizon', for the birds, exhibition catalog, published by Joy
Episalla, NYC, p. 2-6, illus.

2003   
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation: 2003 Awards, catalog, published by The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation,
NYC, p. 22-23, illus.
Hagen, Susan: 'Creatures from Another Dimension', Philadelphia Citypaper, No. 961, October 16–23, p. 37,illus
'Sculptural Prints', Philadelphia Citypaper, No. 956, September 11–18.
'The Print Center Presents Sculptural Prints Exhibition', City Surburban News, Sept. 10–16.

2002   
Lewis, Jonathan: 'Excavating the Obvious', City Newspaper, Vol. 34, No. 13, December 18, p.18, illus.
Horton, C. Sean: 'Joy Episalla', South End News, October 20, p. 14,17, illus.
McQuaid, Cate: 'Joy Episalla', The Boston Globe, October 18, p. C 21, illus.
Moore, Claire, 'Joy Episalla, removed', New York Arts, April, p. 95
Episalla, Joy: removed, exhibition catalog, published by Joy Episalla, NYC, p. 1, illus.
Griffin, Tim: 'Critics' picks', Time Out, March 21–28, p. 85, 89
The New Yorker, 'Joy Episalla', March 11, p. 17

2001   
Rubin, David: 'Chelsea Rising', Chelsea Rising, exhibition catalog, published by Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, March 3–June 9, p. 9, illus.
Rose, Joshua: 'Object Lessons', Phoenix New Times, March 22–28, p. 68, illus.
Moore, Frank: Joy Episalla, The Physical Photograph, exhibition catalog, published by the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, February 17 – June 10, p. 4-7, illus.

2000
Foster, Richard: 'Episalla's Tower of Babel', South End News, Vol. 21, No.39, October 19, p. 15, illus.
Hammond, Harmony: Lesbian Art in America, A Contemporary History, First edition, Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., pp. 76, 77, 176, 195n193, 199n299, illus.
Vaughan, R.M.: 'Joy Episalla, Recent Work', eye, March 16, p. 36, illus.
Cunningham, Michael: 'Joy Episalla, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace', published by Mercer Union, ON,
March 2–April 8, illus.
MacKay, Gillian: 'Joy Episalla', The Globe and Mail, March 11, p. R 12, illus.
XTRA!, March 9, p. 31, illus.
Arning, Bill: 'Joy Episalla at Debs & Co.', Art In America, March, p. 129,130, illus.

1999
The New Yorker, 'Joy Episalla', October 4, p. 22
Cunningham, Michael: 'The Transfiguration of the Commonplace', Joy Episalla, inside/out, exhibition
catalog,published by Debs & Co., NYC, p. 10, 14, illus.
Nochlin, Linda: 'Joy Episalla: The Photograph Unbound', Joy Episalla, inside/out, exhibition catalog, published by
Debs & Co., NYC, p. 2, 4, 6, illus.

1998   
Skin Deep, exhibition catalog, published by 123 Watts Gallery, NYC, illus.
wallpaper #1, edition of 100 rolls of silkscreen wallpaper, published by Debs & Co., NYC

1997   
Levin, Kim: 'Voice Choices', Village Voice, July 15
Cunningham, Michael: 'Joy Episalla', exhibition catalog, published by Neue Galerie,
Hannover, DE, illus.

1996   
Lespress, ausgabe 10, 'Joy Episalla', jahrgang 2, Frankfurt, Germany, Oktober
Third Text, 'Interference', Number 34, Spring, illus.
Hannoveicche Allgemeine Leitung, 'Joy Episalla', February 29, Hannover, DE
Women's Art Magazine, 'interference', London, January–February, illus.

1995   
Time Out/London, 'interference', November 15–22, illus.
Craddock, Sacha: 'interference', The Times, October, London
fruit x-x-x, 'Witness: An Exquisite Corpse', Summer, illus.

1994   
Silence = death, Kunst und AIDS in New York, Katalog: Hannoversch AIDS .Hilfe e.V., DE, illus.

1989   
Storefront for Art and Architecture, brochure, 'Post-Consumerism: Part II–Designs and Ideas for the
WasteStream', illus.

Public collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
Prudential Insurance
Baltimore Museum

1991–present
Member of fierce pussy Art Collective, www.fiercepussy.org

2007
Member of JC2   2007


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