STEVE JOY



Born 1952 in Plymouth, England
Since completing his education at the Cardiff College of Art (1975), the Exeter College of Art, (B.F.A., 1979) and the Chelsea College of Art (M.F.A., 1980), Steve Joy has taught in Europe and worked as a Curator and Exhibitions Director at the Bemis Center. Following Joy's Visiting Artists Program residency, Gary Day and student Marc Manriquez printed Mamounia, which is related to the "Oriental Hotels" series exploring the fading grandeur and lingering spirit of colonial hotels in the Middle East and Asia. La Mamounia is a hotel in Marrakech, Morocco. Joy's inspirations include Russian Orthodox icons and the spiritually infused abstractions of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. In June 2008, "Uncreated Light: Steve Joy Paintings, 1980-2008" opened at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha where he lives when not in London.




Mamounia
1999; color lithograph on Arches; sheet: 30 x 22 (76.2 x 55.88); edition of 25