Joy is…

an artist based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico who is currently teaching a drawing and painting class at OFFCenter community arts space.


1968 – 69 Rochester Institute of Technology/School for American Craftsmen, studied weaving and textile design, Rochester, NY
1989 – 90 Gail Lawrence Workshops, studied surface design and decorative finishes with Gail Lawrence, San Francisco, CA
1989 – 97 Pacific Art League, studied plein air painting with James Smyth and Brigitte Curt, Palo Alto, CA
1989 – 97 Palo Alto Community Center, studied painting with James Smyth, Palo Alto, CA
1989 – 93 Burlingame Recreation Center, studied drawing James Smyth, Burlingame, CA
1994 – 97 Studied outdoor landscape painting with Van Waldron, San Leandro, CA
1994 Palo Alto Community Center, studied landscape painting with Albert Handell, Palo Alto, CA
1998-2002 Scottsdale Artist School, studied painting with Nancy Chabon and Robert Lemler, Scottsdale, AZ
2003 Harwood Art Center, studied portraiture with Leo Neufeld, Albuquerque, NM
2006 Studied landscape painting with Tom Brown, Irvine, CA
2007 Studied Chinese Calligraphy with Tom Chow, Seal Beach, CA
2008-2010 Santa Fe Clay Studio Workshop
2010 Creativity in Art Workshop, Michele Cassou, Taos, NM

Exhibition History

2016 Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM
2016 Sixty Six Gallery, “View Points”,  Albuquerque, NM
2016 Sixty Six Gallery, “The Perfect Piece”,  Albuquerque, NM
2015 Harwood Art Center, “12×12”,  Albuquerque, NM
2015 Page Coleman Gallery, “Wildlife Benefit”,  Albuquerque, NM
2015 New Mexico Art League, ” Small Works”,  Albuquerque, NM
2014 Page Coleman Gallery: Featured Artist, “Deep Space”, Albuquerque, NM
2014 New Mexico Art League, “Black and White”: Drawings and Photographs, Albuquerque, NM
2014 Studio Artist Exhibition, Off Center Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2013 Dr. Michael Pendelton. Lobby Exhibit “Deep Space”, Albuquerque, NM
2009 Sea of Ink, AICA, Soka University, Laguna Niguel, CA
2008 Orange County: An Exhibition of Paintings, Upstairs Gallery, Main Library, Albuquerque, NM
2005 Girl Works, Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2004 Artscrawl Event, Fisher Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2003 Student Group Exhibition, Central New Mexico University, Albuquerque, NM
2003 Art Around Town, Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Albuquerque, NM
2002 Art Around Town, Albuquerque Little Theater, Albuquerque, NM
2002 Art Around Town, Prairie Star Exhibition, Bernalillo, NM


Cynthia & Bailie

Debi & Clint Dodge

Dr. John Lapour

Helen and George O’Brien

Dr. Philip Coffino

Jan Thornburg

David Thornburg

Kurt Blaszkowski

Sharon Sokoloff

Celeste Johnson

Holly Castle

Natalie Harlam

Angel De La Cruz

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Greenberg

David Blecha

Jack Reynolds

David Weinreb

Blanche Koren