Julie Joyce Appointed Senior Curator at ArtCenter

Published : Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12:16 PM

ArtCenter College of Design Vice President Stephen Nowlin announced today that the College has named Julie Joyce to the new position of senior curator in the College’s Exhibitions Department. The appointment is part of a commitment to ambitious art and design exhibition programming for various spaces at ArtCenter’s multiple locations.

Most recently curator of Contemporary Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Joyce joins a growing inter-departmental creative team guiding ArtCenter’s curated spaces including the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery, Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography galleries, ArtCenter DTLA in downtown Los Angeles, and other exhibition venues and pop-up spaces.

Prior to her position at Santa Barbara, Joyce served as gallery director and curator at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, Los Angeles. Her curatorial projects have featured artists recognized locally and internationally, and have been realized as site-specific installations, major career retrospectives and traveling exhibitions.

She has organized solo exhibitions artists such as Jessica Bronson, Minerva Cuevas, Charles Garabedian, Jack Goldstein, Todd Gray, Hew Locke, Yunhee Min, Yinka Shonibare, Valeska Soares, Marnie Weber and others. She initiated seven nationally traveling exhibitions including the acclaimed Kim Jones: A Retrospective (2006-08), co-curated with Sandra Firmin. Significant group exhibitions organized by Joyce include the craft-focused Labour & Wait (2013), and the all-female exhibition Body Double (2007), co-curated with Marco Rios for The Luckman. She has also brought significant projects to Los Angeles by Charles Gaines, General Idea and David Reed. She served on the exhibition committee for African American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition (2004-05).

Joyce received a BA in Fine and Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University and a MA in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Southern California. In 2015, she was a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Art in Rome. Three of her exhibitions have received nominations for “Best Show” awards by the International Association of Art Critics USA section.

Essays by Joyce have appeared in catalogues published by The MIT Press, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) and other institutions. She has lectured and been a panelist at a variety of venues including CalArts, Roski School of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California and ArtCenter. She has taught at Cal State L.A., Whittier College, Otis College of Art and Design and USC Department of Fine Arts. She has served as a member of the Finance, Audit & Fundraising Initiatives Committee, 2017-2019, for the Association of Art Museum Curators/AAMC Foundation.

Joyce also held assistant director positions at Fred Hoffman Gallery and Dorothy Goldeen Gallery in Santa Monica, and she gained curatorial experience interning at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

About ArtCenter: Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round continuing education programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in the society. http://www.artcenter.edu/






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