Markers: A Pittsburgh / Philadelphia Exchange Exhibition of Works by Joy Christiansen Erb

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Congratulations to Texas Woman’s University Alumna Joy Christiansen Erb for her solo exhibition, Markers: A Pittsburgh / Philadelphia Exchange Exhibition of Works by Joy Christiansen Erb at the Center for the Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA. The exhibition runs February 8 through  March 18, 2016

Exhibition Dates: February 8 – March 18, 2016

Opening Reception: February 11, 2016 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hours:  By appt only. You can schedule an appt by calling 215-546-7775 ext 11

 is a contemporary photographer and artist whose creative research explores themes such as memory, identity, and storytelling.  Her most recent body of work explores the subjects of motherhood and family. This body of work is an autobiographical journey examining the lives of her family and her domestic space. The images included in the series document both the struggles and triumphs of everyday life.

Her work has gained recognition through regional and national exhibitions and lectures. Recent exhibition venues include the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pittsburgh, PA, and the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.  Her artwork has been highlighted in a variety of publications including two noteworthy textbooks. A portfolio of her most recent work is housed at the Museum of Contemporary Photography as a part of the Midwest Photographers Project in Chicago, IL and she received an Ohio Individual Excellence Award in 2015.

She currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

Exhibition support provided by the Independence Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the William Penn Foundation.

Joy currently resides in Youngstown, Ohio, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Youngstown State University. She received her B.F.A. from Miami University, Oxford, OH and her M.F.A. from Texas Woman’s University.

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