Steve Joyce


Steve Joyce is  based in Suffolk.


Steve Joyce is an artist and lecturer working a portfolio career in the creative industries, and distributes his time between personal art practice, commissions, teaching and gallery work.


He is a multi-media artist who produces a multifaceted array of works, reflecting diverse interests, thinking and observations.  Working mainly within painting, drawing, printmaking, and collage he produces individual pieces and also installations.  The materials and techniques vary, but he frequently incorporates the use of appropriated images and materials.  The work mostly explores the discrepancies between real objects or experiences, images, and expected interpretations. 


As an artist he works independently and also works collaboratively on projects with other artists. These projects include site-specific work and other exhibition projects some of which are included in the projects section.

Since completing his Masters Degree at the Colchester Institute he has been developing his art practice and has recently undertaken artist's residencies at the University of Suffolk and at Asylum Studios.  His background includes working in artist run galleries and gallery education roles, which began while studying for his BA Fine Art Degree at Norwich University of the Arts, leading on to fulltime lecturing work in further education.  He still teaches part-time though his focus is now on practicing as an artist.  Over the years he has also worked as a picture frame maker, lived in Canada for while and before that he was a self-employed designer-maker working in interior design and construction.






I am interested in our connection to the world and how we express this through images.  Through observation, reinvention and imagination, I create pictures and sometimes objects in installations, to convey this.  I investigate the ordinary, the everyday, the familiar and re-present what I notice in different and sometimes unexpected ways.  The breadth of my work may seem somewhat eclectic.  The subjects, media and methods may change, as I constantly consider the everyday in new ways, but the consistency comes from process and perception rather than stylistic traits.  Our experience of the world around us is made up of Places, Objects or Pictures.  My current and ongoing projects each take a different focus, but have this common link in our experiences.


The new Land/Marks project is about Place, exploring the space, and our place in it, to re-establish a connection to our surroundings through images.


Out of the Ordinary is about Objects (mostly) from the everyday and trying to break from the strange remoteness of the familiar and realise their presence.


The Simulacrum is about Pictures and the deluge of images that inundate us in our technological age, as I try to halt the flow to re-imagine and rethink our associations.


My process involves observation and recording, and also periods of investigation and development, where ideas and concepts emerge for how to realise my thoughts and observations.  The medium is determined by the concept or subject. 


I am returning to the medium of painting, and landscape as subject matter after many years focussing on the processes of collage and printmaking.  I never seem to stop being curious about the world around me and the experiences and images that connect our presence and our conscious thoughts.





Projects & Collaborations


2018-19  Out of the Ordinary, Artists residencies at Asylum Studios & Hamilton Road art space

2016-17  Simulacrum, artists residency at University of Suffolk      

2014       Secrets, PostMasters artists group project, eight memebers interpreting the theme

2013       Coolaborative venture with Stephanie Smart, to use my image in her project

2011       Precursor, residency at Firstsite, Colchester

2010-11  Discarded Made Beautiful - collaborative exhibition project

2006-10  Play Project - group collaboration working on response to the object

2007       He Opened His Eyes - collaborative book project

2003-4    Blankpage - collaborative book project

2003       A Construct of Time - site-specific collaboration project



Qualifications and Training


2014 ReCreate Creative Entrepreurs course at Eastern Entyerprise Hub, Ipswich

2012 MA Contemporary Art & Profession Practice, Colchester Institute, Colchester

2011 QTLS, Registered Teacher Status, IFL

2008 Layouts with Indesign, short course, Central St. Martins, London

2007 Experimental Printmaking, short course, Central St. Martins, London

1999 PGCE, City College Norwich

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






Perspectives On Drawing, IAS Members, The Frames Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich


Open Call Exhibition, IAS, St Clements Arts Centre, Ipswich


Open Studios Exhibition, Asylum Studios, Rendlesham

Turn The Page Bookart Fair, The Forum, Norwich


Asylum Studios group Show, Asylums Studios Gallery, Rendlesham

About Time, group exhibition, at The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

Ipswich Printweek, open exhibition, Whistler Gallery, Ipswich


Out of the Ordinary, solo exhibition, 142 Hamilton Road artsapce, Felixstowe


4th Mini Print Touring exhibition, at Artspace, Woodbridge

Seasons, group exhibition at The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich


3rd Mini Print Touring Exhibition, Garage Gallery, Aldeburgh and other venues

Art At The Alter, Group show, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre

Not only but also, Solo Exhibition, SubArts, Ipswich

Out of the Ordinary, Solo Exhibition, Asylum Studios, Rendlesham, Suffolk


Winter Exhibition, The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

Jazz Art Exhibition, Subterranean Arts Gallery, Ipswich

Ipswich Open Exhibition, IAS, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich

Simulacrum, Solo Exhibition, The Waterfront Gallery, University Of Suffolk, Ipswich


Open Call Exhibition, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich

Open Exhibition, CAS, The Minories, Colchester

Discarded Made Beautiful 2 Exhibition, The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

Open exhibition, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex

Open Exhibition, IAS, The Waterfront Foyer, UCS, Ipswich

MAD, group exhibition at Freudian Sheep Gallery, Ipswich


Smiths Row Open, Bury St Edmonds

Art for Business, group exhibition at Kerseys Solicitors, Ipswich


Gatherings, Group Show, Freudian Sheep Gallery, Ipswich

Secrets, Postmasters Group Exhibition, The Minories, Colchester

Creative Colony, Broomfield Road, Chelmsford


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

Four Artists, group show at The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

Suffolk Showcase, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmonds

Atrium 2013, The Foyer, UCS Waterfront Building, Neptune Quay, Ipswich


Masters at the Minories, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester


Precursor, Firstsite, Colchester

Suffolk Showcase, Smiths Row, Bury St. Edmonds

Discarded Made Beautiful, exhibition at The Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich


Prime, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester

Arts Trail, Rivermead Gallery, APU, Chelmsford


Shelf Life, open exhibition, Key Arts, Ipswich


He Opened His Eyes - collaborative book project

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

Triptych, Open Exhibition, KeyArts, st. Mary's-at-the-Quay, Ipswich

Open Show, Eyestorm, Ipswich

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


Boxroom, KeyArts, Ipswich


Simply Red, Open Show, Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe, Suffolk

Open Gallery, Group Show, Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich

Blankpage exhibition, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Inspired by Landscape, John Stevens Fine Art, Hadleigh


Our Town, open show, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich

A Construct of Time, Ancient House Gallery Space, Ipswich


Figure, selected group show, Suffolk ACRE, Ipswich


Suffolk Open Studios & Exhibitions, Wlosey Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk

Invited Artists Exhibition, Gissing Arts, Norfolk

Topcroft Festival of Arts, Sculpture trail, Topcroft, Norfolk


Annual Exhibition, Drayton Valley, Alberta Canada


New Light on Landscape, group exhibition, Advice Arcade Gallery, Norwich


Open Exhibition, Halesworth Gallery, Norfolk

Conversations, Contact Gallery, Norwich

Open Opportunity, Open Show, Advice Arcade Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk


Mapping the Margins, Brewhouse Gallery, Taunton, Devon

Graduation, Selected exhibition, King of Hearts Gallery, Norwich

New Beginnings, group exhibition, St Margaret's Church, Norwich

A Jolly Good Show, BA Degree show, Norwich School of Art & Design





Some exhibtion and project posters


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