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I work from observation, emotion and an acute sense of the layering of time. The places I work from are well known to me or ones I feel a need to explore. I have made work about the known and unknown in my night garden and in the nature reserve along the Minnesota River, historically Dakota homeland. In the drawing and text series, Conversation with Rzeszow, I documented my journey attempting to understand my father’s Holocaust experience. For the Interfaith Artists Circle I have made digital collages in which the overlay of transparencies creates a sense multiple realities and mystery.
Joyce Lyon is a visual artist, teacher and curator whose work focuses on the intersections of place and memory. She uses drawing and artist’s books to address issues of identity, history and environment from a personal and female perspective. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In Minnesota she exhibits with Groveland Gallery and Form+Content Gallery. She was a founding member of WARM: The Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota and is a member of the Interfaith Artists Circle. Joyce is Associate Professor of Art Emerita at the University of Minnesota.