Previous Shows: 2014: Viewing Surface: Joy Curtis
Born in Valparaiso, IN, 1976. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
2013-14 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 (Thesis Exhibition). Seigfred Gallery, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
1999 Pyooraktivity. Black Box Theater, Cedar Falls, IA.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 NADA New York
Communal Table. Bjorn Meyer Ebrecht Studio, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
Mix Tape. Studio 4, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
2013 Location, Location, Location. Brooklyn, NY.
Thanks, Lu Magnus, New York, NY.
2012 Found Outside. The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
Low Epic. Chashama, 303 10th Ave., New York, NY.
Heros. Small Black Door, Ridgewood, Queens, NY.
Sculpture Garden. The Onderdonk House, Ridgewood, NY.
Wavers. EJ Hauser Studio, Brooklyn, NY.
Undercover. Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 Socrates Sculpture Park EAF Exhibition. Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
The Finishers. The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY.
Tensile Strength. Ziehersmith, New York, NY.
The Working Title. Bronx River Art Center, New York, NY. (Catalogue)
Temporary Antumbra Zone. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2010 Painting and Sculpture: Foundation for Contemporary Art Benefit Exhibition.
Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY.
Painting Comes Alive!, Art Jail, New York, NY.
On Display. Storefront Gallery, 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, Brooklyn, NY.
Eggcartonopolis. HQ, 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 Spaces, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 Greater Brooklyn. CRG Gallery, New York, NY.
In the Wake. Triple Candie, New York, NY.
2003 Unframed First Look. Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY.
2011 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
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
Dedalus Foundation Award Nominee
1998 Tostlebe-Ray Fine Art Scholarship
Norwest Bank Undergraduate Research Award
1997 University of Northern Iowa Undergraduate Research Award
Maine, Stephen. “Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center.” Rev. of The Working
Title, group exhibition. Artcritical. David Cohen, 23 April 2011. Web.
Calandra, Maria. “Joy Curtis.” Pencil in the Studio. Maria Calandra, 23 April 2011. Web.
Russeth, Andrew. “ʼThe Working Titleʼ at the Bronx River ArtCenter.” Rev of The Working Title,
group exhibition. Sixteen Miles of String. Andrew Russeth, 7 April 2011. Web.
McClermont, Doug. “Doug McClermontʼs Top 10 New York Shows: April, 2011.” Rev. of Empty is
run about freely, exhibition by Joy Curtis. Saatchi Online Magazine. 4 April 2011. Web. n.p.
Curtis, Joy, and Beach, Rachel. Interview by Hrag Vartanian. “Sculpture Today: A Discussion with
Joy Curtis & Rachel Beach.” Hyperallergic. Hrag Vartanian, 18 March 2011. Web.
Archey, Karen. “At Klaus von Nichtssagend, Joy Curtisʼ Stalactites Freshen Lower East Side
Offerings.” Rev. of Empty is run about freely, exhibition by Joy Curtis. Artinfo International. Louise
Blouin Media, 15 March 2011. Web.
Truax, Stephen. “Sculpting with Ruins or Imposing Force on Matter.” Hyperallergic. Hrag
Vartanian, 10 March 2011. Web.
Richardson, Benjamin. “ʼEmpty is Run About Freelyʼ at Klaus von Nichtssagend.” Opening
Ceremony News News. Opening Ceremony, 8 March 2011. Web.
The Working Title (Bronx, NY: Bronx River Art Center, March 25-April 29, 2011).
Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan: On Display (Brooklyn, NY: Storefront Gallery,
August 6-22, 2010).
Thelander, Emmy. “Sharon Butler, Joy Curtis, and Cathy Nan Quinlan ʻOn Displayʼ.” Rev. of On
Display, exhibition by Joy Curtis, Sharon Butler, and Cathy Nan Quinlan. Brooklyn Exposed. 16
August 2010. Web. n.p.
Curtis, Joy, Butler, Sharon, and Vartanian, Hrag. Interview by James Kalm. “On Display Curated
by Hrag Vartanian at Storefront Gallery.” LorenMunch.com. 20 August 2011. Web. n.p.
Truax, Stephen. “Art Blogosphere Goes On Display.” Rev. of On Display, exhibition by Joy Curtis,
Sharon Butler, and Cathy Nan Quinlan, curated by Hrag Vartanian. Bushwickbk. 13 August 2010.
Griffin, Nora. “Tensegrity at Klaus von Nichtssagend.” Rev. of Tensegrity, exhibition by Joy Curtis,
Michael DeLucia, Jim Lee, Elisa Lendvay, and Keiko Narahashi. Artcritical. David Cohen, 11
August 2008. Web.
Kalm, James. “Tensegrity.” Rev. of Tensegrity, exhibition by Joy Curtis, Michael DeLucia, Jim
Lee, Elisa Lendvay, and Keiko Narahashi. Wagmag 1 July 2008. Print.
Vartanian, Hrag. “A Tour of Bushwick Open Spaces 2007.” Rev. of various open spaces,
including work by Joy Curtis. Hragvartanian.com. Hrag Vartanian, 2 December 2007. Web.
Wagner, James. “The CRG Gallery Goes to Brooklyn.” JamesWagner.com. James Wagner, 10
July 2005. Web.
Kim, J.H. “Unframed First Look.” The Korea Times 30 July 2003, sec. D3. Print.
Hess, Harvey. “Local Art Exhibits a ʻCoolʼ Way to Spend Some Time.” Waterloo/Cedar
Falls Courier 1 August 1999. Print.
2002 M.F.A., Ohio University.
1999 B.A., University of Northern Iowa.