Meet the artist
Joy Gregory is a British artist, born of Jamaican parents. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic followed by an MA at the RCA. Throughout her career she has explored photography as a medium, from the sensitivity of colour to her unique applications of nineteenth-century printing techniques. Her practice is often referencing issues of gender and race.
Joy has worked and exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally participating in numerous biennials and festivals. Her work is featured in both private and public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, UK Government Art Collection, Institute of Modern Art and Yale University. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2019.
Joy is said to be seduced by photography’s ability to perform as an umbrella which envelops technology, science, the humanities and arts. Joy describes the first print she made in the darkroom as a moment of magic that has never left her.