Approved: 27.12.2007

Steve Joyce

Artist, Curator, Teacher

Approved: 27.12.2007

My current work questions the nature of things, images and experiences; the significance, the meaning, connotations and expectations. Generally the focus is on the everyday and how we might or might not expect to find things. There is usually a sense of uncertainty or discontinuity in the work allowing the viewer to interpret in their own way. I am interested in the unreliability or inconsistency

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  • Location: Ipswich, East
  • Activities: Higher education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Curating, Visual arts consultancy
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking
  • Tags: collage
 
 

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    Biography

    My current work questions the nature of things, images and experiences; the significance, the meaning, connotations and expectations. Generally the focus is on the everyday and how we might or might not expect to find things. There is usually a sense of uncertainty or discontinuity in the work allowing the viewer to interpret in their own way. I am interested in the unreliability or inconsistency of images and meaning, and seek to create work that either confirms or contradicts its form or appearance. I am always looking for a new ways to re-present the obvious, the curious or the mundane. Much of my research follows an interest in language structure as I have a fascination for the way signification occurs, though I am not primarily interested in fixed meanings. My interest lies in creating plausible images that might divert or distract closure, prolonging a moment of hesitation in reading the work and activating the role of the viewer.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and Training

    2012 - MA Contemporary Art & Profession Professional, Colchester Institute, Colchester

    1995 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich

    Exhibitions

    2014 - Creative Colony, Pop-up exhibition, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford

    2013 - Art Ahoy!, The Foyer, UCS Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich

    2013 - Four Artists, groups show at The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

    2013 - Suffolk Showcase, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmonds

    2013 - Atrium 2013, The Foyer, UCS Waterfront Building, Ipswich

    2012 - Masters at the Minories, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester

    2011 - Precursor, Firstsite, Colchester

    2011 - Suffolk Showcase, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmonds

    2010 - Arts Trail, Rivermead gallery, APU, Chelmsford

    2010 - Prime, Benham gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester

    2007 - Art of The Book, Wolsey Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

    2007 - Open Show, Eyestorm, Ipswich

    2006 - Boxroom, KeyArts, Ipswich

    2004 - Inspired by Landscape, John Stevens Fine Art, Hadleigh Curated

    Projects

    2007 - Play, St Marys-at-the-Quay, Ipswich

    2003 - A Construct of Time, The Ancient House, Ipswich