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Selected Fellowships
The Japan Foundation Creative Artist Fellowship 1999-2000
The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, 1988
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, 1987, 1985
Columbia University Grant, NYC, 1972
Helen Elser Fellowship, NYC, 1970-1972
Three Arts Fellowship, NYC, 1970-1972

Columbia University, M.F.A., 1972
The Cooper Union College of Art and Architecture, B.F.A., 1966

Teaching Experience

As I was Saying… Storytelling and Writing for Voice, Art for a Lifetime, Andrew Heiskell Branch NYPL, 2015

Learn to See, Learn to Draw, Creative Aging, Macon Branch Brooklyn Public Library, 2015

Can’t Toss It? Collage It! Lifetime Arts, Bloomingdale Branch NYPL 2014

Good Enough to Eat… A Collage Class, Bloomingdale Branch NYPL, 2014

West Side NORC -- Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, New York, NY 2009-2013

• Realized, organized and taught Intergenerational Reminiscence and Art Workshops
• Founded and created the Intergenerational Reminiscence Workshop
• Wrote successful grant proposals for Intergenerational Reminiscence Program
• Received funding and renewed funding from the Jeanette Solomon Cultural Arts Grant from UJA-Federation
• Proposed and executed an arts program for older adults with workshops, lectures, ballet appreciation and intergenerational evening salons
• Organized, led and lectured at workshops teaching applied arts and arts appreciation

• Researched guest speakers, selected programs and invited esteemed professionals

• Initiated, organized and led brainstorming committees to strategize the future direction of the program as well as to increase interest and participation
• Produced curriculum for temporary and on-going projects
• Designed promotional materials for arts events and other programs for clients and sponsors
Memoir and the Artist Book St. Martin's NORC (JASA) New York City, 2010
Parsons School of Design, New York City, 1989-1991
The University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 1987
City University of New York, New York City, 1978-1981

Visiting Lecturer
Fairleigh Dickenson University, Hackensack, NJ, 1988
The University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 1986, 1987
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1980
The New School for Social Research, New York City, 1978
Franconia College, Franconia, NH, 1973

Selected One Person Exhibitions
In Search of a Copper Roof – Paintings by Joyce Abrams, New York Public Library, Bloomingdale Branch, May 2013
Edward Williams College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ, Sep 1988
Installation, IIL Inc., NYC, Jan-Oct 1984
Selected Paintings 1979-1983, IIL Inc., NYC, Oct-Dec 1983
Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Apr-May 1980

Selected Collections
UCLA Anderson School of Business, Los Angeles, CA, The Carlisle on Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA, Citrus Center, Orlando, FL (Datron Center Lobby Installation), The New York Public Library Print Collection, NYC (42nd Street and Fifth Avenue), Franklin Furnace Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Mokichi Okada Association, Shinji Shumeikai, Japan, Ringier Corporation, NYC, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Gannett Center for Media Studies, Columbia University, NYC, Smith Barney Inc., NYC, Burlington Northern, Inc., Seattle, WA, Alberta Gas Trunk Line Limited, Calgary, Canada, The Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, CA, American Securities, NYC, The Atlantic Richfield Company, Denver, CO, The Anaconda Company, Denver, CO, Neville Lewis and Associates, NYC, Kroll and Annicelli, NYC, The Atlantic Richfield Company, Plano, Texas, Smith Barney, Harris & Upham, Boston, MA, The Atlantic Richfield Company, Anchorage, AK, George Kaneko Design, Los Angeles, CA, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza, NYC, numerous private collections in Europe, the United States and Japan

Selected Reviews and Bibliography
Reviews of my work have appeared in the following publications: The New York Times (Sunday), The New York Times (Weekend Section), The Los Angeles Times, ARTS Magazine, Women Artists News, The Daily News, The Bergen Record, Reading Eagle/Reading Times, Nippon Club News
Articles, mention, reproductions or use of my work have appeared in the following: The New York Daily News, The NBC TV Evening News, Nippon TV, The Artist's Proof, Crocodile Dundee 2 (opening sequence), Who's Who in American Art, The New York Art Review, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, From Postwar to Postmodernism, The Record, Columbia University in the City of New York Vol. 31 No.11, Jewish Women in Visual Arts (Juedische Frauen in der Bildenden Kunst) Volume 4 by Hedwig Brenner publisher, Hartung & Gorre, Kontanz, Germany, 2011.

Selected Group Exhibitions
Women of the Book, Richman Gallery, Baltimore MD, curated by Rick Delaney, Feb-Apr 2011
Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Jun-Jul 2010
Texas National 2010, Stephen F. Austin State University, selected by Judy Pfaff, Nacogdoches, TX, Apr-May 2010
Wish You Were Here 6, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Jun-Jul 2008
Installation (purchase) The Carlyle on Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-present
Wish You Were Here 5, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Jun-Jul 2007
From Postwar to Postmodernism, three decades of Columbia Visual Artists, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, organized by Jerome Neuner, Noah Fischer, Garth Graeper, Gareth James, NYC, Feb-Mar 2006
Wish You Were Here IV, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Jun-Jul 2005
ARTCARD, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2005
Wish You Were Here 3, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Jun-Jul 2004
Generations 04, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Mar 2004
Generations III, A.I.R. Gallery, February-Mar 2002
Christmas Exhibition 2001, Galerija Slovenijales Ljubjana, Ljubjana, Slovenia, Oct 2001-Jan 2002
WOMEN OF THE BOOK: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes, curated by Judith Hoffberg:
Stedman Gallery, Center for the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ, Mar-May 2005
Futernick Family Art Gallery, Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, Miami, FL, Feb-Mar 2005
Starr Gallery, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton Center, MA, Mar-May 2003
Purdue University Galleries, Lafayette, IN, Feb-May 2003
Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, Jan-Feb 2002
Gotthelf Art Gallery and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, supported in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and a County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant, Nov-Dec 2001
National Council for Jewish Women, Chicago Branch Exhibit Center, Deerfield, IL, Sep-Oct 2001
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Mar-May 2001
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Feb-Mar 2000
Brattleboro Museum of Art, Brattleboro, VT, May-Jul 2000
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, Dec 1999-Jan 2000
Janice Charach Epstein Museum/Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI, Oct-Nov 1999
Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Feb-Mar 1999
Finegood Art Gallery, Bernard Milkin Jewish Community Center, West Hills, CA, Nov 1997-Jan 1998

Sharjah International Arts Biennial, The Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Jan 2000
Biennial Exhibition, Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, NY, curated by Louise Weinberg, Feb-Mar 2000
CONVERSATIONS: Printmaking and the Artist's Book, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, NY, curated by Ann deVere, Sep-Nov 1999
Absolut Secret, David McKee Gallery, NYC, Dec 1998, The Royal College of Art, London, England, Dec 1998
AKIM USA Exhibition and Auction, Sotheby's, NYC, Dec 1996
A Large Show of Small Works, The Cooper Union, NYC, curated by Paul Villinski, Dec 1996
Portraits: Not Just a Pretty Face, Marsh Gallery, Mt. Kisco, NY, Jan-Mar 1994
Favorites, Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Sep-Oct 1993
The League at the Cape, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA, Aug-Sep 1993
62/92, Light Solutions East, NYC, Oct 1992
Spirit of the Object, Humphrey Fine Art, NYC, curated by Daniel Ferris, China Marks, Mar-May 1992
Six at Citibank, Citicorp, Court Square, LIC, NY, curated by Louis Kunsch, May 1991
Loss, HPAC, LIC, NY, curated by Louise Weinberg, May 1991
Colors, The International Design Center of New York, curated by Neville Lewis, Mar 1991
Group Show, Tokyo Central Museum, Tokyo, Japan, Dec 1990
ProFound, Outer Space Gallery, NYC, curated by Steve Bush, Oct 1990
Faculty Show, Parsons School of Design, NYC, Sep-Oct 1990
Mixed Up Media, Atlantic Liberty Savings F.A., Brooklyn, NY, Dec 1989
In Search of the American Experience, Museum of the National Arts Foundation, NYC, curated by J. Cavello, O. A. James, Jr., F. Tobacman, Sep 1989
21st Dulin National Works on Paper Exhibition, The Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, curated by Dore Ashton, May-Jun 1989
BIRDS: An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures, Ten Worlds Gallery, NY, Apr-May 1989
1988 Mid-Atlantic Biennial, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY, selected by John Walsh, Aug-Oct 1988
On the Wings of Victory, I.F.F.A. Benefit, Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC, Oct 1986
Schwitteria, The Art Lobby, NYC, curated by Martin Haggland, Apr-Jun 1986
Group Show, Hudson Galleries, NYC, Feb-Mar 1986
Salon West 3, NYC, Feb-Mar 1986
Group Show, Hudson Galleries, NYC, Dec 1985-Jan 1986
Painted Constructions/Constructed Paintings, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, Apr-May 1985
The Abstract Vision, The Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC, Feb 1985
Under the Tree, The 5 & Dime, NYC, Dec 1984
Biennial Exhibition, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ, curated by Hollerbach, Malmstrom, McConathy, Rudman, Oct-Nov 1984
Affirmations of Life: The Opposite of a Nuclear Midnight, Kenkeleba House, NYC, curated by Al Loving, Mar-May 1984
International Art Forum, Plexus, NYC, Feb 1984
Women Out Front, Cuando, NYC, Feb 1984
A Zone for, Plexus, NYC, Feb 1984
NEWSCAPES: Land and City/States of Mind, One Penn Plaza, NYC, curated by Peter Frank, Carola van den Houten, Jan-May 1984
Diversity, The First Women's Bank, NYC, Sep-Nov 1983
Visages, O.I.A. Benefit, Danceteria, NYC, Oct 1983
Group Show: Joyce Abrams, Bob Smith, Larry Warshaw, Esta Robinson Gallery, NYC, Jul-Aug 1983
Miniatures, BACA's Downtown Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY, Honorable Mention: Juried by Jenny Dixon, Irvine MacManus, Irving Sandler, Apr 1983
5 AND JAPAN, Joyce Abrams, Jasper Johns, William Paden, Howardena Pindell and Arnold Wechsler, The Nippon Club Gallery, NYC, Nov 1982
The Painting Tradition, The Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, NYC, curated by Nickolas Krushinik, Robert Slutzky, Oct 1982
Mimes and Miniatures, BACA's Downtown Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY, Mar 1982
Cloudworks, Neill Gallery, NYC, curated by Peter Frank, Jan 1982
CAPS Finalists, The New York State Council on the Arts, Oct 1981
Thesis Exhibition, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, NYC, May-Jun 1972
Annual Exhibition, The Cooper Union, NYC, May-Jun 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

Open Studios
Long Island City Artists Open Studios, Oct 2003
Open Studio, 107 West 86 Street, NYC, Feb-Apr 1998
Parrish Art Museum Studio Tour, May 1993
Hunters Point Artists Community Open Studios, May 1992, 1991, 1990
West Side Artists Open Studios, Oct 1984, 1983

Art Consulting and Curatorial Experience
Freelance Art Consultant
Raphael Collazo Foundation, 1995-2001
Curator, Discarded, The Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY, Oct-Nov 1991, Catalogue
The Tokyo Central Museum, 1989-1990
IIL, Inc, New York City, 1984
Tokyo Central Museum, 1983
Gary Mong, John Hill, Interior Space Planners, 1982-1983
Kroll & Annicelli, 1981-1984
Kaneko & Laff, Los Angeles, 1980-1982
The Atlantic Richfield Company, 1980-1981
Neville Lewis & Associates, New York City, 1980-1989
Curator, 5 AND JAPAN, The Nippon Club Gallery, New York City, 1982, Catalogue, exhibition sponsored by Suntory International Corp. with support from Mitsui and Co. (USA) Inc, Arthur Young & Co, Michael Assael, Cove/Cooper/Lewis, Inc and a grant from Committee for the Visual Arts, Artists Space

Selected Film Experience
Production Manager, Special Projects, KQED TV, San Francisco, CA 1968-69
Freelance Film Editor, Don Finamore Film Productions, 1974-1985
Freelance Filmmaker, Newsroom, KQED TV, San Francisco, CA 1968-1975
Freelance Filmmaker, 1966-1985

Independent Filmmaker
Once Known as Cruising (originally entitled Cruising), One Liner, Short and Weird, 1974, others
Once Known as Cruising (originally entitled Cruising) was distributed by WorldFair Communications (Filmfair), London, England, NET and Deborah Wells

Film Festivals and Special Showings
Berkeley Women's Film Festival, Berkeley, CA (Best in Festival), Birmingham International Educational Film Festival, Birmingham, AL, Festival dei Popoli, International Film Festival of Social Documentaries, Florence, Italy, The Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center, Paris, France, Orpheum Theater, NYC, M.I.T. Media Center, Cambridge, MA, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, New School for Social Research, NYC, others


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