Shelley Joy
Artist/
Painter

Shelley Joy

Painter

Bio

Shelley Joy as a high-spirited American original, she's a visionary. Her knowledge and experience of dance, acting, and music all embody the word "Artist". She believes in multi-faceted creativity when it comes to art, the art world, and collaborations. Shelley also has a strong body of work which places her in the Neo-Contemporary Abstract Art scene in America. Relying on her experience and education, she creates a suggestive world of drama and mystery. Experimenting with texture, soft hues, and color tensions in abstracted forms, she combines under-painting with over-laid top imagery: seeking the turning point of abstraction out of figuration. Her awareness of theatre and music gives her paintings a dramatic mysterious quality. The character in all her paintings, whether it be from her "Mountain Series" or her modem abstractions, all contain the character and texture of a sensual sensitivity. Bom in Boston, Massachusetts, Shelley Joy set the stage for her artistic career at the age of 15 and held her first exhibition at the Museo de San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. She continued her studies in Greece at the Ae-gina Arts Center. She also received formal studio training at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts and the Arts Students League in New York. She has shown works in the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C.; the Toyamaya Museum, Japan; the Vanderbilt Museum, L.I.; and the New Atrium Museum of the Louvre. Ms. Joy has had solo exhibitions in New York City at Toyamaya International Inc., Domus Design Center, and Sunda Fine Art. At Lever House, in the Visual Individualist United show, she won an award and was a guest lecturer. Also, she showed through Visual Individualist United at the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. (grant made possible by Charles E. Schumer). Among numerous group shows, she has shown at the Ambassador Galleries LTD along with Jerry Garcia, David Bowie and Ronnie Woods; at Charles Lucien Gallery with Keìth Haring; and at Puccio Gallery LTD., N.Y.C. Shelley Joy won Top Artist of the Decade award from the international Association of top professionals.

Statement
“Painting is a colorful act of inspiration turned in to an expressive communication that is daily”.

Artworks