Joyce’s work examines her connection to place, particularly wilderness and northern landscapes, usually within a context of global environmental concerns. Her past careers as a biologist and wilderness guide in the Yukon Territory, Canada have augmented and contributed to her artistic practice.
Primarily a printmaker, Joyce’s specialty are her monoprints. She has also morphed her monoprints and etched plates into large scale installations and a variety of other forms including animation, artists books and sculpture. Her mixed media works include a wide range of media and include text, photos, drawing, handmade paper and found objects.
Joyce has worked in print making studios internationally and has been invited to participate in projects or collaborations with artists in the UK, Russia and Mexico. She has organized and facilitated a series of residencies at her Tuktu Studio and was instrumental in organizing a project involving artists from Canada and Mexico (the LLAMA project, website www.llamaproject.com).
Joyce’s work can be found in the collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, The Banff Centre for the Arts, as well as in several private collections. Two large scale permanent public commissions, “Winging North” and “River Walk” can be seen in Whitehorse.
Joyce continues to do research through residencies and collaborations with other artists and exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She has lived in the Yukon since 1984 and works out of her own Tuktu Studio just outside of Whitehorse.