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Erin Joyce

2010, B.A., Art History cum laude
M.A., Museum Studies, The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Recipient of the 2023 Rabkin Prize
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Curatorial Advisor to Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Ariz.
Academic Associate, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.


Erin Joyce is a curator and scholar of contemporary art and has organized over 35 solo and group exhibitions for museums, galleries, and project spaces across the United States. She is the former creative director and fine arts curator at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Her exhibitions include "Between Beauty and Decay," Artspace New Haven, 2017; "Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon," Heard Museum 2019; "Erika Harrsch: Moving in the Borderlands," Idyllwild Arts Foundation, 2022; and Crafting Resistance (Arizona State University Art Museum, 2023). 

In addition to her curatorial practice, Joyce is a frequent contributor to "Hyperallergic" and has had writing featured in "Salon," "Selvedge Magazine," "Canvas Magazine," "SHFT," "Art Wednesday," "Native American Art Magazine," "GOOD Magazine," "Southwest Contemporary," "NPR Art and Seek," and has a forthcoming essay in "Digging Earth: Extractivism and Resistance on Indigenous Lands of the Americas," Ethics International Press.

Joyce's work has garnered attention from major publications and media outlets, including "Vogue Magazine," "The New York Times," "The Economist," "The Art Newspaper," "New York Magazine," "Forbes Magazine," "The Chicago Tribune," "Widewalls," and "The Queens Chronicle." She has lectured on contemporary art and politics at venues such as the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, N.M., Fire Station Artist Studios, Dublin, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., Heard Museum, Phoenix, Ariz., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz., Idyllwild Arts Foundation, Idyllwild, Calif., Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Ariz., Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Ariz., Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Ariz., University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, and Artspace New Haven, New Haven, Conn. 

In addition to her B.A. in Art History from UNT, Joyce studied contemporary art at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, and received a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Joyce is an academic associate at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University and an Arizona State University Art Museum advisor. Joyce lives and works in Phoenix.