December 30, 2017
Closing Reception and Exhibition Catalogue Release
Tank Garage Galleries
4:00 - 7:00 PM

TOM JOYCE: Everything at Hand - Center for Contemporary Arts (installation view with digital video projection, Core Value) Photo  Daniel Barsotti

TOM JOYCE: Everything at Hand - Center for Contemporary Arts (installation view with digital video projection, Core Value)
Photo © Daniel Barsotti

Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand
CCA Tank Garage Galleries and Sculpture Garden
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

This solo exhibition of sculpture in cast and forged iron, photography, video, charred drawings and mixed media installations explore macro/micro scaling up and down of several alternate directions in the artist's work. Turning his studio inside out and upside down, works related to the tools at hand will be installed in the Tank Garage Gallery and outside in the recently dedicated sculpture garden on the grounds of CCA.

BERG XIX, in process. Photo © 2016 Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

BERG XIX, in process.
Photo © 2016 Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

Conversations at Hand

A series of programs coinciding with the exhibition, Tom Joyce: Everything at Hand. The series includes monthly conversations between two to three people from various disciplines and backgrounds to discuss diverse themes that are present in the exhibition.

BERG XIX, in process. Photo © 2016 Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

TOM JOYCE: Everything at Hand - Center for Contemporary Arts, (installation view)
Photo © Daniel Barsotti

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce, Nina Dale Rosenberg, David Krakauer
Tank Garage Galleries
6:00-7:30 PM

Nina D. Rosenberg, Program Director of Nuclear Non-proliferation & Security at Los Alamos National Laboratories, and David Krakauer, Director of the Santa Fe Institute, will discuss invention and innovation with featured artist Tom Joyce. This conversation will be moderated by Stuart Ashman, CCA Executive Director.

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce and David Chickey
Tank Garage Galleries
6:00-7:30 PM

Tom Joyce will be in conversation with David Chickey, publisher, designer, and editorial director at Radius Books, to discuss the monograph, Tom Joyce: Works 2002-2017. A book signing will be held following the conversation.

WENDESDAY September 13, 2017
Conversations at Hand: Andrea Polli and Jamie Blosser
Tank Garage Galleries
6:00-7:30 PM

Andrea Polli, environmental artist and professor of Art & Ecology at University of New Mexico, and Jamie Blosser, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Art Institute, will be in conversation about changing technologies and art; hands on experiences with time tested and new materials and processes; and various learning models.

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce, Arden Reed and Stuart Ashman
Tank Garage Galleries
6:00-7:30 PM

Tom Joyce will give a presentation of his works and have a conversation on themes in the exhibition with Stuart Ashman, CCA Executive Director, and Arden Reed, art scholar, professor of English at Pomona College, and author of SLOW ART, released this year by University of California Press.

BLOOM IV, 2005, detail. Forged high carbon steel. 55 x 48 x 48 inches, 26,815 lbs

TOM JOYCE: Everything at Hand - Center for Contemporary Arts, (installation view)
Photo © Daniel Barsotti

Radius Book Release
Tom Joyce, 2002-2017
Essays by MaLin Wilson-Powell and Ezra Shales
Radius Books

Tom Joyce, sculpture, forged stainless steel

MAY 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM
An Evening with Tom Joyce
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Hammer Auditorium
500 17 Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

2017 Dudley Memorial Lecture: Tom Joyce in conversation with Richard Wattenmaker, art historian and former Director, Archives of American Art.
To RSVP visit the Corcoran event page.

Tom Joyce, Penumbra Series, 516 Arts

PENUMBRA XXVI, in process with Tom Joyce
Photo © Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

FEBRUARY 22 – APRIL 15, 2017
Spazio Nobile Gallery
Rue Franz Merjay 142, B
1050 Brussels, Belgium

With artists, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Marie Dessuant & Philip Bone, Dessuant Bone, Gaëlle Gabillet & Stéphane Villard, Taag Nishimoto, Marlene Huissoud, Tom Joyce, Antonio Lampecco, Ming-Zhong Chen & Yu-Ju Lin, Isaac Monté, Frederick Vidal, and Philipp Weber.

"This photographic series investigates microstructures inherent in iron, the raw material I use to forge sculpture. A distinct dendritic pattern, as unique as a human fingerprint, develops when molten iron slowly cools inside massive ingot molds during the first phase of its manufacture. The strength of the material is determined at the moment of its birth and, in essence, it's "genetic code" is reflected in the re-crystallization recorded in these images of iron and steel ingots colored by impurities that rise and settle on its surface."

Tom Joyce - WELL II - Dye infused photograph on aluminum - 18in x 18in x 3in

WELL II, - dye infused photograph on aluminum - 18" x 18" x 3"

DECEMBER 10, 2016
Sculptor Tom Joyce

Challenging established ideas about forging and casting iron, Santa Fe sculptor Tom Joyce's cutting edge artwork connects the past, present and future. "Every forging that I produce ... embodies, in many ways, everything that has been made before it and everything that will come after it. Knowing that all iron is essentially a store of material to be used by somebody else at a later date, gives me pause as an artist, knowing that today it's a piece of sculpture and tomorrow who knows? I feel as though I've spent a lifetime mining the inherent qualities of the material I work with ... setting up the conditions whereby a formal approach is begun and then allowing iron to speak for itself by traveling in unexpected and unpredictable ways."

BERG XIX, in process with Tom Joyce - forged iron sculpture - Photo © Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

BERG XIX, in process with Tom Joyce
Photo © Anne-Marie Bouttiaux


OCTOBER 15, 2016 - JANUARY 7, 2017
DECADE: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of 516 ARTS
516 Central Avenue SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

Created specifically for DECADE, Penumbra XXVI is the largest of an ongoing series of process driven transfer drawings made by pressing glowing hot, forged machine parts onto recycled wood-fiber boards. The seared shadows in these 30 panels record industrially produced forms made in one of the largest forging facilities in the United States. The impressions offer a rare, though abstract glimpse of mechanical technology literally "hot off the press" in the factory. All of the machine parts represented here are now performing tasks as indispensable components in equipment used in space, on land, and in the sea.

Tom Joyce, Penumbra Series, 516 Arts

PENUMBRA XXVI - 516 ARTS installation view
Charred drawing on wood fiber
220.5" x 184.5" x 4"

Tom Joyce, Penumbra Series, 516 Arts

PENUMBRA XXVI, in process with Tom Joyce
Photo © Anne-Marie Bouttiaux

June 24 - August 14, 2016
Tom Joyce: New Works
Alcove Exhibition - New Mexico Museum of Art
107 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

The Alcoves' exhibitions are a distinctive feature of the New Mexico Museum of Art's 100 year curatorial programming with seven rotations of New Mexican artists over the course of each year. Represented in the Alcoves' exhibition of 1989 and again in 2016, Alcoves 16/17 #3 featured Tom Joyce's forged high-carbon steel sculptures Surge I, Surge II, and Surge III, in addition to a charred drawing, and for the first time, dye infused photographs on aluminum.

Tom Joyce, New Mexico Museum of Art, Steel Sculpture, Mixed Media

New Mexico Museum of Art, installation view

August 7 - October 3, 2015
Tom Joyce - Aftershock
New works in forged stainless steel, cast iron, digital video, photography and mixed media.
James Kelly Contemporary
1611 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Tom Joyce - Aftershock - Aureole I installation

TOM JOYCE: AFTERSHOCK - James Kelly Contemporary
Photograph © Daniel Barsotti

October 1, 2015
Project Ten Ten Ten
The Mint Museum
500 S Tryon Stre
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

The centerpiece of the fifth anniversary celebration of the opening of the Mint Museum, will be the dedication of Tom Joyce's stainless steel and cast iron sculpture, titled Thicket. The sculpture will complete"Project Ten Ten Ten", a series of commissions of ten major works by leading international artists and designers in honor of the Museum's opening in the tenth month of 2010. Thicket, a seven-and-a-half-foot square block composed of stainless steel rods passing through cast iron hammer heads, is a fitting tribute to the community impact of the Mint and Levine Center for the Arts (which is also home to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, and Knight Theater).

Tom Joyce, Mint Museum of Art, Steel Sculpture, Mixed Media

THICKET - stainless steel, cast iron alloy made with steel filings retrieved from projects 1977 to present - 94" x 94" x 94" - 4,000 lbs
Photo © Mint Museum of Art

June 4 - July 9, 2015
Some Assembly Required
Hill Gallery
407 West Brown Street
Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Join us for the opening reception this Thursday June 4th from 6-8 p.m. for our summer group show, "Some Assembly Required." The Exhibition features exciting works by artists Donald Lipski, Vanessa German, Alfred Leslie, Richard Nonas, Mel Kendrick, Linda Benglis, Nancy Graves, Jene Highstein, Tom Joyce, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Joel Shapiro, Mark di Suvero, and others. The show will run until July 9th.

Tom Joyce, cast iron, sculpture, Hill Gallery - STACK III - Forged stainless steel - 84 x 33 x 32 - 8,556 lbs. - Photo  Hill Gallery

STACK III - Forged stainless steel - 84" x 33" x 32" - 8,556 lbs.
Photo © Hill Gallery

April 10 - May 15, 2015
Stubborn Matter
Wade Wilson Art
217 West Water Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

"Stubborn Matter" highlights work by Santa Fe University of Art and Design students, alumni, faculty, and guest artists, including Ligia Bouton, Karl Hofmann, Tom Joyce, Phat Le, Joanne Lefrak, Donna Ruff, Kevin Scott-Bouton, Brad Wolfley, and Susan York. The exhibition uses the lens of weight and density as they relate to matter to consider work from the artists across and within educational and community contexts. All of these artists bend their visual vocabularies to promote and indulge their unique investigations of personal history. The results not only challenge traditional artistic approaches–painting, drawing, sculpture–but also create a distinct, almost performative role for the viewer as they attempt to read those histories.

Tom Joyce, cast iron sculpture - NORTHEAST BY SOUTHWEST - Cast ductile iron - 14 x 74 x 14 - 2,340 lbs.

NORTHEAST BY SOUTHWEST - Cast ductile iron
14" x 74" x 14" - 2,340 lbs.

March 4, 2015
Two to One - Sculpture Dedication
Museum of Arts and Design
New York City
Director Glenn Adamson and Tom Joyce in conversation 7:00 PM
Curator Lowery Stokes Sims interview with Tom Joyce

Though the sculptures can indeed function as benches, I wanted these pieces, positioned at the base of the Museum of Arts and Design, to inhabit multiple worlds, dissolving the often perceived polarity between design and art practices. In my world, there is no separation between these two activities–nor in growing a garden, preparing a meal, taking a walk or writing a letter–intention is all that distinguishes an object's role in both public and private life. These sculptures are part of a continuing body of work, forged in collaboration with industrial blacksmiths that allow a privileged access to a lineage of making of which I am inextricably a part of.

Tom Joyce, stainless steel sculpture, public art, Museum of Art and Design, New York - TWO TO ONE, seven stainless steel sculptures - 30 x 360 x 84 - 19,500 lbs.

TWO TO ONE - Museum of Arts and Design, installation view
Seven stainless steel sculptures - 30" x 360" x 84" - 19,500 lbs.

March 5 - 8, 2015
The Armory Show, Pier 92
New York City
Hill Gallery: Representing Alice Aycock, Milton Avery, Mark di Suvero, Al Held, Jasper Johns, Tom Joyce, Robert Rauschenberg, Joel Shapiro, Peter Volkous, Carrie Mae Weems

Dedicated exclusively to 20th century artworks, Insights emphasizes solo-artist, dual-artist and thematic presentations. This section highlights canonical works of modernism and the post-war era as well as overlooked artistic gems and rediscoveries.

Tom Joyce, cast iron, sculpture, Armory Show - Core V - Cast ductile iron - 10 x 10 x 10 - Photograph: Kohler Art/Industry Program

Core V - Cast ductile iron - 10" x 10" x 10"
Photograph: Kohler Art/Industry Program

January 22-25, 2015
Metro Show, Metropolitan Pavilion
New York City
Hill Gallery: Representing Linda Benglis, Jene Highstein, Tom Joyce, Alfred Leslie, Donald Lipski, Elizabeth Murray, Bob Rauhauser

Tom Joyce, cast iron sculpture, Metro Show - NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST - cast ductile iron - 8 pieces forming a 6" cube - Photograph: Kohler Art/Industry Program

NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST - cast ductile iron - 6" x 6" x 6"
Photograph: Kohler Art/Industry Program

November 7, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut

Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art.

Tom Joyce, Book Art, Allan Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery- CHASE - iron, charred books - 8 x 8 x 4 each - Photograph: Nick Merrick

CHASE - iron, charred books - 8" x 8" x 4" each
Photograph: Nick Merrick

Website by Avian Design