Joy Floyd

Joy Floyd

The excitement is in the discovery of new riches in abandoned objects and honoring them with a new life.

For me, the “sacred search” (Joseph Conrnell’s phrase) is the beginning. I collect discarded bits and pieces of cloth, wood, metal, paper, even feathers, leather, buttons, and glass for my collage. The unique history of a found piece brings an element of beauty that, in combination with other found materials, challenges the artist to offer it anew to the world.

Textures, shapes, colors are my focus in working out the puzzle of pieces in each collage. Finding a beautiful fabric or discarded paper, some rusted metal or scarred wood inspires the outcome of a collage more than my preconceived ideas.

The excitement is in the discovery of new riches in abandoned objects and honoring them with a new life.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • Connecticut Women Artists
  • New Haven Paint an dClay Club
  • Silvermine Guild of Artists
  • Small Walls Gallery
  • Artworks Gallery
  • Mather Art Space, Trinity College

Three Person Shows:

  • Pumphouse Gallery 1991
  • CT Commission on the Artss 1998 (Artist Fellowship Award)
  • 100 Pearl Street Gallery 2001
  • Washington Art Assoc. Gallery 2004
  • Alexey von Sclippe Gallery 2007
  • 100 Pearl Street Gallery 2007

Selected One Person Shows:

  • Hartford Seminary 1998
  • Interchurch Center Gallery, New York City 1993
  • Showcase for Collage, Providence, RI 1997
  • Capital Community College, Hartford, CT 2000
  • John Bryan Gallery, Farmington, CT 1996, 2002
  • Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT 1996,2002
  • Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT 2002
  • Stevens Gallery, University of CT, Storrs 2003
  • Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT 2005, 2008
  • Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden, CT 2007
  • Seabury Corridor Gallery, Seabury, CT 2009

Contact Joy at:

400 Seabury Drive, # 3106
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 243-3054

joyfloyd@sbcglobal.net