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Joy Kreves
Ewing, NJ
Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture

Artwork Details
Inner Calm
Oil on Canvas
20" x 20"

Joy Kreves grew up in Illinois and from an early age she expressed an interest in being an artist that never wavered. After earning her MA in Art from Illinois State University, she moved to New York City following graduation.  While living in New York she exhibited her artwork, furthered her studies at The New School, created stage sets, and also performed on violin in various events in the city with composer Larry Simon. After moving to New Jersey, she opened an art gallery in Frenchtown, where she shows works by many young artists from the NJ, PA, and NY area.  Kreves was a member of the Artists' Gallery in Lambertville for several years, where she showed her paintings and ceramic works extensively.  She currently has a studio in Ewing where she resides with her husband and daughter.

Of her work she states: “I have been exploring how the power of a single line can be channeled into a fabric of lines, creating a purposeful pattern. My interest in lines is most recently expressed in the linear designs of decorative lattices, as rendered in drawings, paintings and ceramic sculptures. The traditional Chinese or Indian latticed windows serve as filters, through which visual information is either focused, hidden or directed. I became interested in this idea of lattice filters, and have made several ’pierced clay’ hanging lattice sculptures, which represent both the physicality and the ethereal nature of ‘being'.“

Kreves’ artworks have been featured in many venues including the Hunterdon Museum of Art, the Gallery at The College of New Jersey, the Center for Visual Arts at Illinois State University, the Trenton City Museum, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, the Palmer Museum, and the Queensboro College Museum.  Her work has also been selected for numerous juried and invitational group exhibitions nationally and has been published in The Paris Review.