Joyce Pommer
Medium: Mixed Media

Studio Location:
LIC Art Center - Studio# 320
44-02 23rd Street

Phone: 917-821-0753



Artist Bio:
Joyce Pommer was born in Quincy, Massachusetts and studied at The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, The Art Institute of Boston and the Art Students League in New York City. She has exhibited widely in solo, group shows and art fairs in New York and across the country; her work is in numerous private collections. Her larger earlier more colorful works on canvas were in a solo exhibition at Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum in Marshall, MN in the summer of 2008 and her work was purchased for their collection. Her painting "To a Land Beyond" received an Award of Merit from Four Points Contemporary January 2014. Joyce's work was on the cover of Art Voices magazine summer 2014 issue with a feature story by Robert Curcio. Her painting "Pathways" was selected to be in the 2016 Art Annual at the Danforth Museum in MA. Works were selected for the winter 2016/2017 issue of Studio Visit magazine curated by Jessica Roscio, Curator at the Danforth Museum. "To a Land Beyond" was on the winter 2017 cover of Women Arts Quarterly magazine, University of Missouri with 10 more images inside; she was included in Art Market Magazine's 2017 Gold List/Top Contemporary Artists. Her work was in the 2017 spring invitational Freedom of Expression at Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis, MA and also in a 3-person exhibition Transitions curated by Jessica Porter @ The Yard in NYC Oct. 2017. Joyce participated in The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Brooklyn in May & November 2018. October 2019 and 2022 she was a solo exhibitor at the Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston MA. Her work is included in the published book The Language of Making by the Textile Study Group of New York, Art Folio 2020 book and the Blink ADC Fine Art 2022 catalog. Cover art and a feature article "Piecing the Fabrics of Art" was published in 2022 by Art Herald magazine. Joyce lives in New York City maintaining a studio in Long Island City, NY.

Artist Statement:
My paintings evolve out of my subconscious in a free flowing intuitive process - I do not start with a preconceived idea or plan ??? the art is my reflection. The work I create makes people feel good & instills positive emotions and harmony, along with a curiosity. My work frees the mind and spirit; inspired by the early Abstract Expressionists I seek the emotion and spirit of the painting by way of the unconscious and spiritual.

Connections are important in my pieces - I find it intriguing to connect odd materials or colors I might not previously think would "go together" to see how they work. Sometimes I am surprised how they can easily become unified and live harmoniously within the space once given the chance. I like an isolated quiet space and that is reflected in some works but there is always a connection to be found or one I am still seeking. The white spaces become restful & contemplative giving the viewer time to think. I also love and am inspired by textural qualities, color and strive to use diverse materials in my work.

Whether confined, enclosed, open or vast the space comes alive through the colors, shapes and layers that work their way in often by collage of handmade, monoprint & marbled papers, fabrics and other diverse materials onto a surface of canvas. Some paintings arise from applying gesso over earlier paintings, sanding them down and letting some of that imagery come through. Others are the direct application of materials onto the surface. Each completed vision portrays a sensitivity and fragility along with a strong visual image. The image is abstract but the feeling is solidified and they become conversational.

All images and text copyright Joyce Pommer