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Joy Munt is a visual artist working and living in Vancouver BC.  She attended the University of Victoria where she received a BFA in Visual arts with a double major in Sociology and a minor in film studies.  While at Uvic she did her directed studies in photography and video installation.  Fred Douglas was her main advisor and his process and way of thinking still affects her art to this day.  Since graduation Joy has worked in the Vancouver film industry.  Joy made the change in her art practice from video to painting around 2004 and over a number of years worked hard at finding her vision in this medium.  Early on she became interested in the idea of landscape.  Joy has lived in four different cities in three provinces of this fabulous country.  Whether it is a city on the ocean, a prairie town or a large metropolis Joy finds beauty and excitement in them all. 

EDUCATION
1997 UVIC
BFA IN VISUAL ARTS DOUBLE MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY AND A MINOR IN FILM STUDIES
DIRECTED STUDIES (PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO INSTALLATION) WITH FRED DOUGLAS

 

RESIDENCIES

TONI ONLEY ARTIST PROJECT 2016

WELLS BC

MENTOURS JEFFREY SPALDING AND ANONG MIGWAMS BEAM

AWARDED BURSARY TO ATTEND

SHOWS

 

"RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED"

SOLO EXHIBITION

OKOTOKS ART GALLERY

SEPT-NOV 2018

BOMBAY SAPHIRE ARTISAN SERIES

SEMI-FINALIST VANCOUVER

GROUP SHOW

OCTOBER 2018

"RAIN, STEAM AND SPEED"

SOLO EXHIBITION

PENTICTON ART GALLERY

JANUARY 2017


"WORLD IN TRANSIT"
SOLO EXHIBITION
DEER LAKE GALLERY, BURNABY ARTS COUNCIL
APRIL 2015


"SURFACE LEVEL"
SOLO EXHIBITION
ARTS COUNCIL OF SURREY
FEB 2015

"SCENES FROM WESTERN CANADA"
CANADIAN FEDERATION ON ARTISTS GROUP SHOW
2014
1 PAINTING AWARDED 2ND PRIZE

"WHO ARE YOU"
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART 2014
SEATTLE WASHINGTONhttp://cocaseattle.org/
MEMBERS SHOW JURIED,  1 PAINTING

"SURREY ARTS 2014"
GROUP SHOW
SURREY ART GALLERY
1 PAINTING,  AWARDED 2ND PRIZE FOR PAINTING

"FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS" 2014
JURIED GROUP SHOW CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS
2 PAINTINGS , AWARDED BEST IN SHOW

"LANDSCAPES"  2014
JURIED GROUP SHOW CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS
2 PAINTINGS


"ABSTRACT ART"  SHOW 2014
JURIED GROUP SHOW CANADIAN FEDERATION OF ARTISTS
2 PAINTINGS, AWARDED BEST IN SHOW


"IMAGES OF THE FLOATING WORLD" 2012
SOLO SHOW
ARTSTAR PROPS
DESCRIPTION:
This recent work of art “Images of the Floating world” is loosely inspired by Ukiyo-e.  In a sense, this series, “is an abstracted interpretation of Ukiyo-e .  I have taken the traditional, inspirational landscapes as my jumping point and transposed them in to my own understanding of the landscape that surrounds me.

TASTER 1997
GROUP SHOW
DESCRIPTION:
VIDEO INSTALLATION
I have put together narrative assemblages from a file of slides.  Some of these slides I have found and some I have created.  I sort through these slides till a grouping suggests itself.  From there the process consists of copying slides (or parts of them), photographing new ones and organizing them in to sequence. To complete the process I add a sound track.  The result is a frail narrative.  I try to be drawn along by the unofficial history that comes from work life and tourist places.  My work is the celebration of the frailties and fancies of life as suggested through these images.

LUMPS AND BUMPS 1997
CURATOR AND ARTIST
GROUP SHOW
DESCRIPTION:
March 1997 in celebration of International Women’s Week.  CurateD a women’s group show in an existing art gallery at the Eaton’s Center in Victoria BC

HONOUR 1997
CO-CURATOR AND ARTIST
GROUP SHOW
DESCRIPTION:
Co-curated a women’s art show for International Women’s Week.  Had an abandoned retail space donated for the month.  A successful show that brought together women artists from different artistic communities.


ON-LINE SHOWS AND PUBLICATIONS

PURE ABSTRACTION 2014
JURIED COMPETITION GALLERY 25N
http://www.gallery25n.com/PureAbstraction_Art-2014.html
1 PAINTING

ART AND BEYOND MAGAZINE
WON 2 PAGE SPREAD SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ISSUE
PAGE 22 & 23
http://www.artandbeyondpublications.com/online_mag/2014/09/septemberoctober-2014/