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Joyce Weinstein

Statement/Biography


A highly respected New York artist who has been in numerous national and international exhibitions, Joyce Weinstein creates dynamic works in which abstraction obscures hints of the natural world.  Nature is most apparent in her use of light, which she creates using a combination of techniques: washes, impasto, and contrasts of texture and hue. 

Weinstein uncovers dynamic balances among these opposites, so that her work achieves a fine equilibrium of both spontaneity and control. Karen Wilkin states in the Partisan Review, “Weinstein is capable of marvelous, zany passages: scribbles, spots and scratches of color that melt into the ground and then pull loose.  These explosive passages look spontaneous…as though everything simply found its proper place without effort.”  As Weinstein says these works are characterized by a “complicated simplicity” intensified though tension and liquidity, refinement and muscularity, and moody hues and fiery colors.

Joyce Weinstein was born in New York City in 1931, and she studied at both the City College of New York and the Arts Students League.  At the Arts Students League, she met Stanley Boxer, whom she would later marry.  Her first solo exhibition was at the Perdalma Gallery, New York in 1953 and she would go on to have a series of solo exhibitions at the gallery throughout the 1950s.  Weinstein has exhibited nationally and internationally in solo exhibitions in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Naples, Florida, Canada, and Germany.  Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Steinhardt Conservatory; New York Cultural Center Museum; Pace University Art Gallery, New York; Queens College, New York; the Queens Museum, New York; the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York; the Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; the Kresge Art Center, East Lansing, Michigan; the Edmonton Art Museum, Canada; the Centro de Creacio Contemporia, Barcelona; the Cologne Art Fair, Germany, among others. 

Weinstein’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; the Hines Collection, Boston; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Philadelphia; the Queens Museum, New York; the Edmonton Museum, Canada; the Centre de Creacio Contemporaria Museum, Barcelona; among many others.

Joyce Weinstein is the recipient of the Lambert Fund Award from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia in addition to many others.


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Born, 1931, New York City


1984, M.F.A. The City College of New York, CUNY


1983, B.A. The City College of New York, CUNY


1965-1970, The Art Students League of New York


 


EXHIBITIONS
Berry Campbell, New York, Recent Paintings, 2016. 


November 20 - January 19, 2015. "Psyched" Central Booking LES New York, NY


August 2014- 33 Orchard:AS | ARTISTS STUDIOS, LES, New York, NY


January 15 - March 28, 2014. Faith and Form. Anne Frank Center, NY, NY


October 3, 2013 - June 27, 2014. The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat. Hebrew Union College Museum, NY, NY


April 26 - May 17, 2013, Denial, Solo Exhibition. Keystone Art and cultural Center, Lancaster PA


February 1- 7, 2013 Provocateur, WCA Sponsored at Riverside Library, New York, NY


February 1-16, 2013, Diaspora, WCA sponsored at New Century Artists, Chelsea, NYC


January 30-February 23, 2013, Bound, WCA sponsored at Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea, NYC


January-February, 2013, Ink, Press, Repeat 2013:Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ


January-April 2013, Spirituality, the Self, Nature and Community, Sid Jacobson JCC, East Hills NY


Fall 2012, Solo Exhibition, Brookhouse Gallery, Barryville, NY


September, 2012-June 2013, The Spectrum of Sexuality, Hebrew Union College Museum, NY, NY


July 6-8, 2012, Digit, Digital Collaboration, NACL Theater, Highland Lake, NY


June 2012, Distressed, Group Show, WCA, Borucua College, NY, NY


February 2012, Denial, Solo Show, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance


October 2011, Group Show, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany


September 23 - December 2011, The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania, Solo Show, Arts and Architecture, University of Minnesota


August 5-27, 2011 Three Person Show, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA


January 4-29, 2011, Denial. Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NYC


August 11- Sept. 26 2010, Uncommon Figurations, Bluestone Gallery, Milford, PA


June 28- July 17, 2010 Some Notion of Perfection, Ceres Gallery, NYC


April 2010, People of the Bible. Pike co. PA Historical Society


October 6-18, 2009, The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artists Perspective, Talk and Solo Exhibition, The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Washington, DC


September 2- October 31. 2009, From A Woman's Perspective, Edison Place Gallery, Washington, DC.


February14-May 31, 2009, The Book As Art, McMullen Museum, Boston College, Boston, MA


July 15-October 26, 2008, Supporting Evidence, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL


July 2008, New Faces, Washington Printmakers Gallery. Washington, DC


July 2008, Stimulus, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC


February 2008. Three Person show, Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea, NYC


October 20-December 30, 2007, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Richmond VA


January 2007, Adam's Rib, Eve's Air in Her Hair, SOHO20 Chelsea, New York, NY


2006/7,The Book as Art: Twenty Years of Artist’s Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Washington, DC


2006/7, Two Person Show, JCC of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, MD


2007, Of Keys and Doors, JCC of Greater Baltimore, Baltimore, MD


December 2005. Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea. Florence Italy


July-August 2005. Waldsee-1944. Hebrew Union College Institute of Religion Museum, NYC


July 2005. Installation of Mirrors. Europos Parkas Open Air Museum of the Center of Europe. Vilnius, Lithuania.


October, 2004. From the Depths of Memory. Lucia Chiriboga and Joyce Ellen Weinstein. MarninArt Gallery. Washington, DC


March 2004. Retro/Spection. One Person Show. Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Washington, DC


Spring 2004. Book As Art XV. National Museum of Women in the Arts.


2003, Inspired Inquiries. Dennis and Phillip Ratner Bible Museum, Bethesda, MD


September 2003-June 2004. Aging: A State of Mind. Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, NYC


April 2003, Identity and Memory. Joyce Ellen Weinstein and Marilyn Banner at the Czech Embassy. Washington DC


February 2003-June 2003, Archetype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art. DCJCC. Washington DC


October, 2002-January 2003, Archetype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art. Hebrew Union College -Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, NYC


November 2002-February 2003, Creation. Dennis and Phillip Ratner Bible Museum, Bethesda MD


July 2002. One Person Show. Gallery Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania


2002, Angels and Messengers. Dennis and Philip Ratner Bible Museum, Bethesda, MD


2001, One Person Show. Hay Gallery, Portland ME


2001, Group Show. Artsforum Gallery, New York, NY


2001, Jewish Artists on the Edge. Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY


2001, Sculpture Now 2001. DC/Pittsburgh, Washington Square, Washington DC


2000, Jewish Artists on the Edge. Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM


2000, One Person Show. JCC of Greater New Haven, New Haven CONN.


2000, Art Crossings. N &S Brown Art Gallery, Baltimore MD.


2000, Book as Art Xll: Artist’s books from the Library and Research Center’s Collection. The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC


2000, Living in the Moment: The Celebration of Jewish Time. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY


2000, Living in the Moment: The Celebration of Jewish Time. Skirball Museum, Cincinnati, OH


2000, Raising Miriam’s Cup. Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore, MD


1996, The World of Family. B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Wash., DC


1996, Book Project. Tzedakah: Jewish Women Creating a Capital Community


The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, DC


1995, Selected Works. Gallerie- Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria


1995, Holocaust Series. Terezin Memorial Concert, Holocaust Memorial Day. B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC


1995, Holocaust Series. Installation. B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Wash., DC


1994. National Juried Show. Ceres Gallery, New York, NY. (Juror: Eleanor Heartney- Art in America-Contributing Editor)


1995, A Positive Image. DC Art Center, Washington, DC


1993, Intimacy of Fear. BAUhouse, Baltimore, MD


1992, Collateral Damage: The Unseen Cost of Gun Violence. BAUhouse, Baltimore, MD


1992, Collateral Damage: The Unseen Cost of Gun Violence. Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA


1992, Right Down To The Roots. Juried, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD


1992, Mixing It Up: Art Reacts to Society. Juried, School 33, Baltimore, MD


1992, One person Show, Invitational. Prince George's County MD Park and Planning Commission, Arts Division


1992, Doctor's Community Hospital, Invitational. Lanham, MD


1991, Group Work: One Person Show. The Sumner School Museum and Archives, Washington, DC


1991, Small Works on Paper, Invitational. Children's Hospital, Washington, DC


1991, "Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been...?” Juried, DC. Art Center, Washington, DC


1990, The Street, The Slogan, The Artist, Invitational. DC. Art Center, Washington, DC


1990, Amnesty International, Invitational. Washington, DC


1990, Drawings and Paintings. The Public Playhouse, Cheverly, MD


1989, Prince George's Co. National Park and Planning Commission, Juried Art Competition. Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, MD


1988, Art On Paper. Juried, Gallery on the Circle, Annapolis, MD


1988, The Art of Drawing. Juried, Traveling exhibition, Prince George's County, MD Park and Planning Commission, Arts Division


1987, Spring Festival. New York City Public Library


1986, The Artist in the Community. The Private and the Public Self, The Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey


1986, Woodstock Annual. Woodstock School of Art , Woodstock, NY


1986, Women and Pastels; Freedom From Tradition.  Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC. (Curator and Exhibitor)


1985, Group Show. Juried, The National Arts Club, NYC


1985, Works on Paper. Catholic University, Washington, DC


1984, One Person Show. Chemical Bank, New York, NY


1984, The Public Eye; Three Person Show. Alex Katz, Mark Kostabi, Joyce Ellen Weinstein. Invitational, The Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey


1983, Rockford International. Juried, Rockford College and Museum, Rockford, IL


1983, 2D International. Juried, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA


1972, One Person Show. Avanti Gallery, New York, NY


 


MUSEUM COLLECTIONS


Dakota State University, Madison South Dakota


University of North Dakota Art Collections Living Museum


Památník Terezín / Terezín Memorial Museum
Terezin, Czech Republic


The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Washington, DC


Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL.


Europos Parkas Open Air Museum of the Center of Europe. Vilnius, Lithuania


Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, NY


Gallerie-Junge KunstWerkStart, Vienna, Austria


The Social-Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic


The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC


The National Museum of Women in the Arts Library / Research Center, Washington DC


Amnesty International, Washington, DC


Einchen Americe, Princeton, NJ


B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC


Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, New York, NY


Greater Washington Jewish Historical Society, Washington, DC


 


AWARDS


2010, Nomination for grant award: Anonymous Was a Woman


2010, Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, US Dept of State, Council for International Exchange of Scholars to work in Lithuania


2009. Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain, NY


2009, Residency, The Anderson Center, Redwing, Minn.


2007, Finalist for the Metro DC Dance Awards 2007 for Excellence   In Scenic Design: EDGEWORKS Dance Theater for the ballet "COLD CASE" performed at Dance Place,  March 10-11 2007, Washington DC


2006, First Place Winner, Metro DC Dance Awards for Excellence In Scenic Design: "COLD CASE" Edgeworks Dance Theater performed at Dance Place, Washington DC, March 17-19, 2005.


2004/2005/2006, Residency, Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania


2003 Finalist for the Metro DC Dance Awards 2003 for Excellence In Scenic Design: EDGEWORKS Dance Theater for the ballet "FEARLESS" performed at Dance Place,  February 15-16, 2003, Washington DC


2000, Residency, Europos Parkas, Vilnius, Lithuania


1997, Residency, Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem, Israel


1995, Residency, Social Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic


1989, Fellowship/Artist in Residence, Blue Mt. Art Center, Blue Mt., New York


1986-7, Artist in Residence, The City College of New York, CUNY



1983, Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Art Dept., The City College of New York